Diaper Washing Care
So you just purchased your first cloth diapers. Now what do you need to know?
First we have some basic laundry & detergent guidelines:
For all cloth diaper washing you want to be very careful with the type of detergent you are using. Detergent can affect the absorbency, lifespan, and even the smelliness of your diapers. For the best experience possible please follow our guidelines.
For wool products you should use a special lanolin-enriched wash formulated for wool.
You must wash ALL diapers & covers prior to first use as follows:
ALL cotton and hemp products: Naturally cotton and hemp fibers have natural oils & waxes that protect them. These oils/waxes need to be removed in order for them to reach their full absorbency. To do this I recommend you perform 4-5 initial washes on HOT with a very tiny amount of detergent (I recommend 1 tbsp). It is not necessary to dry in between each wash, but doing so will assist in removing any extra lint (hemp does not lint as much as cotton).
ALL wool products: I recommend an initial wash and lanolization prior to using.
ALL pUL, fleece, micro terry: Must be washed & dried once prior to their first use.
Regular Wash Routine:
The most important part of washing your diapers is getting ALL of the detergent out. Check the water in the final rinse. If you see ANY suds then you are either not rinsing enough or are using too much detergent. Clean diapers should basically smell like nothing. If they smell unclean increase your detergent, if they smell like detergent then decrease the amount of detergent you are using.
Washing Your Wool Products:
If you have any questions or run into any problems please contact us! We can help answer all of your questions.