Cloth Laundering 101
There are lots of different ways on how to wash your cloth diapers. The best routine for you is one that effectively cleans your diapers and works well for the needs for your whole family. Some detergents contains dyes, perfumes and fabric softeners that may leave residue on fabric. Just a few things to keep in mind.
Read the manufactures instructions so you don't void your warranty
Washer, water and detergent types all play a part
Do not use fabric softeners or dryer sheets as it can cause your diapers to repel liquid rather than absorb
Avoid using bleach as it will eat away at the fibers leaving holes and affecting absorbency
Wash every 2-3 days
Line drying will extent your diaper life, naturally bleach out stains and save you money on your energy bill
When diapers are clean they should smell like nothing
Keep it simple. Using more than one product can lead to product build up and make it harder to trouble shoot down the road
Prepping Diapers for Use
Each diaper or insert should be washed at least once prior to use. Natural fabrics like cotton, bamboo and hemp need to be washed 3-5 times before use to remove natural oil and boost absorbency. Wash 8-10 to reach maximum absorbency.
This refers to a special washing method that strips the buildup on the diapers. If your diapers are leaking, have a smell or your baby has persistent diaper rashes, you will need to strip your diapers. The most common reason why you need to strip your diapers is using diaper creams and fabric softeners.
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