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How To: Washing cloth nappies
 9/20/2014  by 


how do i wash my cloth nappiesThese are general washing instructions, please ensure you follow manufacturers washing instructions.

Prepare: Ensure all inserts and booster are separated from the cloth nappy. Ensure all velcro tabs are attached to their washing tabs to prevent tangles in the wash.

Prerinse: Either rinse your nappies by hand after each change or do a gentle prerinse cycle in your washing machine. This will assist in diluting the urine and removing any solids.This will increase the longevity of your cloth nappies if your baby is a heavy wetter, has acidic urine or it is at least 48 hours the cloth nappies have been soiled.

Washing cycle: Add you washing detergent (Washing Products). Add the recommend dose for a full load. You may need to alter the amount of detergent you will need will depend upon the hardness of your water, the temperature of the water and the detergent used. 

Cloth nappies can be washed in cold water. Do not wash cloth nappies at greater than 60 degrees, as it will destroy the elastic.

Also ensure you dont wash your cloth nappies on the faster spin settings of newer washing machines, the high spins and long wash times can cause unnecessary wear and tear. Tennille chats about her experiences, HERE.


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