Care Instructions

Best practices

  • To prep before first use either soak for 24 hours or wash 3-5 times - Absorbancy will increase over 3-8 wash cycles
  • 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 toilet 
  • Never flush any nappy liner - even if they claim to be flushable 
  • If required cold water rinse - hold nappy under fast flowing laundry tap/sprayer 
  • Un-snap and remove inserts from pockets
  • Add to our Laundry Bag/dry pale/bucket - lid optional (smell can build up if nappies cannot breathe)

       


    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 rinse cycle with fast spin first to loosen and remove as much soiling as possible for the main wash
    2. Machine programmes will vary - try to wash on long 2+ hour gentle/delicate wash to ensure the cold/warm water will allow the detergent to thoroughly clean - multiple rinse cycles within the programme are preferred
    • Use the correct amount of eco-friendly washing powder (avoid enzymes and 3-in-1 powders) based on the laundry detergent instructions for load size - water hardness will vary by location which will required an adjusted amount of detergent
    • Wash in water temperatures 40°C and lower to protect the life of the PUL
    • To help with drying times an extra spin cycle can be used.
        • There is little 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 drying 
      • Turning the nappies inside will expose the PUL and increase the chances of damage to the waterproof lining 
      • The UV from sunlight will dramatically reduce the life of the PUL
    • Wash every 2-3 days dependent on load size 
      • 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 ~ 17 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 stretching 
    3. Tumble dryer inserts only - low heat
    • We do not recommend drying the nappy shells in the dryer

    Drying in sunlight UV will reduce any stains and kill any residual bacteria - always with inside (microsuede lining) of nappy towards the light

     


    Please contact us if you have any questions