Be sure to pre-wash your nappies once in warm water before use.The first few times
you use your nappies you may need to change more frequently until they reach full
absorbency.This can take up to 6 washes. Soaking overnight in fresh water before the
first pre-wash can speed up this process.
We recommend washing your nappies at least every second day.Washing regularly
helps to prevent bacteria from building up, mould from developing and fabric from
If using barrier creams, ensure you use a liner to protect your nappy fabric. Cream can
become clogged in your nappy and cause it to repel urine and leak!You can use reusable
or disposable liners.
Front loaders use less water than top loaders. If using a front loader, you may need to
run your nappies through an extra rinse to ensure they are properly cleaned.
If you own nappies that contain elastic, be sure to hang these horizontally across the line
to prevent drag on the elastic.
Never use bleach or soakers, including Napisan, as they will compromise the
waterproofing, elastic and bamboo in your nappies, can cause rashes and will void your
Never use fabric softener or vinegar on your nappies. Fabric softener coats the fibres of
the fabric, causing them to repel.Vinegar may cause breakdown of the components of
If the weather is very hot, be sure to hang your nappies in the shade or inside. Just as
tumble drying at high temperatures reduces the lifespan of your nappy components,so
too does drying outside in high hea
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