How to wash your reusable cloth nappies:
- PREPARING NEW ITEMS
All items are to be washed prior to use. Note that items made of hemp or bamboo need 6 washes or more before they reach maximum absorbency. Wash darks separately for the first few washes.
- PREPARING TO WASH
Toss any solids down the toilet. Heavily soiled items may benefit from a quick rinse. Store soiled nappies in a dry pail or a waterproof bag for up to a maximum of 3 days.
Use half the recommended dosage of detergent in a short wash.
- MAIN CYCLE
Wash nappies in a 40°- 60° wash using the manufacturer's recommended dose of washing powder for your load size. Use a cotton or heavy-duty cycle. If using non-bio wash at 60°.
Ariel Bio and Fairy Non-bio are recommended.
Line dry making sure any exposed PUL is out of direct sunlight.
- Do not use washing liquid or fabric softener with your nappies, as these products can reduce absorbency.
- Make sure you don't overdose, as this can lead to a build-up of powder.
- Ensure the machine is loosely loaded for ideal agitation which is roughly 2/3rds when wet.
- Your nappies will need to be washed separately from other household items and clothes.
- Use a reusable/disposable liner if using nappy creams.
PROTECTING YOUR WARRANTY
- Do not soak your nappies as this destroys the waterproof lining.
- Avoid detergents containing bleach, citrus, phosphates, or fabric softeners.
- Damage will occur if drying exposed PUL in the dryer, on the line in direct sunlight or on a radiator.