Easy Directions for Washing Modern Cloth Nappies

By: Karen Jackman   On:12 August 2021 

How to Wash Cloth Nappies and Inserts Follow easy steps for washing modern cloth nappies and inserts

Mastering cloth nappy washing? Follow these easy steps for washing modern cloth nappies and inserts. Learn about detergent choices, water temperatures, and natural tips for effective cleaning.

Easy Directions for Washing Modern Cloth Nappies & Inserts

  • First run a cold pre-wash (or a short cycle with no detergent).
  • Then do a regular wash in hot water (60 Degrees Celsius).
  • If you have hard water in your area, try adding some natural epsom salts. It's a natural softener.
  • Don't use a sanitise cycle on any products with velcro type closures or elastic.
  • Rinse nappies in lots of water to avoid build-up of detergent, bacteria and urine. I can't stress the importance of making sure you rinse your nappies and inserts. And don't overdo it with the detergent. Less is more!
  • Dry in the dryer or outside on a clothesline in the sun (check the label of your product, as some products should only be hung to dry). Sunlight is a natural brightener and disinfectant!
  • Once washed, your nappies should not smell like urine or detergent! If they do, chances are you have a residue problem.

Of course we would suggest using a zero residue detergent, such as our specially formulated Kindy Ecobaby Cloth Nappy Washing Powder! Also choose a detergent that does not contain any of the following additives, as they can create residue problems. Detergent residue will lead to leaking, absorbency issues and stinky covers.

  • Fabric softeners
  • Natural oils
  • Perfumes
  • Dyes
  • UV brighteners
  • Stain guard ingredients
  • Enzymes (they will not affect performance, but may cause rashes on some babies’ skin).

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