- 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)
Follow the wash care instructions below. These are also on the wash care label on the inside of the nappy.
- Always put nappies on a rinse cycle with fast spin first to loosen and remove as much soiling as possible for the main wash
- 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:
- Clothes Horse (recommended) Inside/Outside portable if the weather changes and no pegs needed
- Clothes Line peg nappy horizontally to minimise any elastic stretching
- 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