Washing Cloth Nappy Guide
BEFORE FIRST USE
HOW TO WASH YOUR NAPPIES
- After use, knock any poo into the loo.
- For newborn babies, pre weening day. You can use liners if you wish. If disposable pop these into the bin, never down the loo.
- Store nappy in a bucket or wash bag until wash day.
- Some people pre wash at the end of each day then dry pile these nappies until main wash day. I personally wait until my bucket is full (approx every 2/3 days)
- Pre wash at 40 degrees short wash, using half the amount of detergent (non bio).
- If you have a string wash bag/ bucket liner you can simply grab this and pop it in washing machine, no need to touch nappies at all.
- Once pre wash is complete I then do a main wash
- Main wash at 60 degrees, using correct amount of detergent (non bio). I use the rule of 3/4 full (around 80%) so bulk up my wash with baby clothes or towels if nappies don't fill the machine.
Nappies love a long cycle , so please keep this in mind
I wouldn't recommend using bleach and never use fabric conditioner as this affects the absorbency of your nappies.
Drying naturally outside is the best thing to do, however you can dry in a tumble dryer on a low setting. I personally, hang mine on the line when possible and during winter or rainy days I pop liners/boosters in the tumble dryer and dry the shells/ pocket nappy on a clothes airer.
Avoid putting directly on radiator.