Care & Wash Instructions
- Store used/dirty nappies in an airtight container and wash them within 2-3 days
- Remove any solids if storing in a container before washing. You can also use nappy liners to catch solids and then dispose of thoughtfully
- Do not soak nappies as this will wear out the nappies faster
- We do not recommend to Napisan the nappies
- All of your nappies can be washed together as the colours will not run
- Do a rinse cycle first then wash with cold water; or add a pre-rinse to your cycle
- Maximum wash temperature is 40°C (high temperatures will affect the waterproof layer)
- We recommend that you DO NOT use any detergent that contains:
- bleach (including oxygen bleach/whiteners)
- fabric softener
- plant oils
- any other additives (including brighteners, whiteners, dyes, perfumes, essential oils etc)
- Detergent brands we recommend are Ecostore and Aware (available at most Woolworths or Coles). Alternatively you can use mother natures alternative to detergent, soapnuts (Note: this is different to lux soap flakes, which we do not recommend)
- Do not tumble dry nappy shells
- We recommend drying nappies in the sun (as it is a natural bleach) - although direct sunlight is not required, just exposure to natural light
- Hang nappies on the line on their side to avoid the elastic stretching
GENERAL CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- Be gentle when undoing the snaps so that you don’t weaken the material
- DO NOT USE BARRIER CREAMS, as they will leave a film on the nappies which will reduce their absorbency. You could try a cornstarch powder instead or something like coconut oil
Pre First Use Wash Instructions
- To build the absorbency of the nappies (especially the inserts, think of them like a new towel) your can either:
b) Alternatively you can soak the nappies in a water for 24 hours and then wash in the washing machine once with detergent
Strip Cleaning Nappies EVERY 3-6 MONTHS or if you need to increase absorbency:
- First wash your clean nappies in warm water (40°C) with no detergent filled up to a high level
- Then wash your nappies again using a small amount of dishwashing liquid (yes, the one you use on your dishes - one that has no moisturiser). You can put the liquid directly into the drum of your machine
- Rinse as many times as necessary to remove any suds
If you have any other questions send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMON WASHING & DRYING FAQs
Q: Why can’t I use fabric softener?
A: Fabric softener can decrease the absorbency of the nappies
Q: Why can’t I use bleach?
A: It will wear the nappies.
Q: Can I use barrier creams or powder on my baby?
A: You shouldn’t use barrier creams as they can leave a film on the nappies, but powder is fine.
Q: Will the colours run?
A: No, they won’t. All of your nappies can be washed together without a problem.