Care Instructions

Best practices

  • To prep before first use wash inserts 3-5 times - Absorbency will increase over 3-8 wash cycles. Nappy shells just need one wash.
  • Our Reusable nappy liners can be used to minimise handling/rinsing once soiled before washing, minimises stains and acts as a barrier between nappy creams and nappy which can reduce absorbency
  • Double pocket wet bags are recommended to carry clean unused nappies during the day with the additional pocket for containing soiled nappies/wipes/liners

Changing soiled nappies

  • Remove liner and shake off excess solids into toiletĀ 
  • Never flush any nappy liner - even if they claim to be flushableĀ 
  • If required cold water rinse - hold nappy under fast flowing laundry tap/sprayer to remove any soiling
  • Un-snap and remove inserts from pockets
  • Add to our Laundry Bag/dry pail/bucket - lid not recommended (smell can build up if nappies cannot breathe)

    Ā  Ā 

    Washing instructions
    Follow the wash care instructions below. These are also on the wash care label on the inside of the nappy.

    1. Always put nappies on a pre-wash with half the recommended detergent dose and fast spin speed first to loosen and remove as much soiling as possible before the main wash
    2. Machine programmes will vary - try to wash on long 2+ hour wash to ensure the warm water will allow the detergent to thoroughly clean - multiple rinse cycles within the programme are preferred
    • Use the correct amount of a good mainstream washing powder based on the laundry detergent instructions for load size - water hardness will vary by location which will require an adjusted amount of detergent
    • Wash in water temperatures 40Ā°C to protect the life of the PUL
    • To help with drying times an extra spin cycle can be used.
        • There is littleĀ bacterial risk from only washing in cold water - the length of wash is more important if still concerned add a hygienic laundry rinse such as Canesten occasionally.
        • Oil based products or fabric softeners will reduce the absorbency of the nappy and inserts
        • If fats and oils do build up over time an occasional strip wash can be used but not recommended
    • Never turn nappies inside out for washing or dryingĀ 
      • Turning the nappies inside will expose the PUL and increase the chances of damage to the waterproof liningĀ 
      • The UV from sunlight will dramatically reduce the life of theĀ PUL
    • Wash every 2-3 days dependent on load sizeĀ 
      • alternatively, small loads put on rinse/spin cycle then back to dry pale until a full wash load becomes available unless you run out of clean nappies first
    • Optimum wash sizes - overloading the wash will prevent an effective wash as will a wash that is too small.
      • 5kg washing machine will take ~ 13 Fudgey Pants Cloth Nappies + inserts
      • 7kg washing machine will take ~Ā 17Ā Fudgey Pants Cloth Nappies + inserts

    If time permits dry in order of the following preference:

    1. Clothes Horse (recommended) Inside/Outside portable if the weather changes and no pegs needed
    2. Clothes Line peg nappy horizontally to minimise any elastic stretchingĀ 
    3. Tumble dryer inserts only - low heat
    • We do not recommend drying the nappy shells in the dryer


    Please contact us if you have any questions