Washing & Care

Modern Cloth Nappies & Training Pants

  • Once used, knock solids into the toilet, a nappy liner will make this easier.
  • Store in a dry nappy bucket or open basket until washing (no soaking required).  It’s recommended to wash within 24hrs.  Extended soaking in NapiSan or Bleach may damage the elastics or waterproof layers.  Storing in dry pail is the best option for your nappies and baby safety.

Please Note: if your baby seems to have acidic (or stinky/concentrated) urine, we recommend rinsing the nappies soon after use and before placing them in the nappy bucket.  This will help prevent the urine from corroding the fabric.

  • Use enough detergent in the wash for the size of the load.  Choose a good detergent, OMO Liquid or Powder.  Radiant for Front & Top loader powder is good for cold water washing.
  • Regular wash in plenty of cold or warm water. We recommend cold to 40ºC, but not hotter than 60°C maximum as the heat will degrade the fabric.
  • If you have a washing machine with a high water efficiency rating, you may need to try a few different settings to find the one that washes with the most amount of water.
  • Doing a pre wash or short wash first with warm water and detergent.  Then a long cold wash with detergent can help reduce stains and obtain a good clean wash.
  • The shells are best dried in the shade, too much sun or heat can deteriorate the fabric. However the occasional line dry in the sun with the nappy white side up to remove stubborn stains.  Microfiber & Bamboo Inserts can be put into the dryer or dried in the sun.
  • Inserts will take 6-8 washes to reach maximum capacity. The inserts can be soaked overnight to help speed up the process, then wash another couple of times. If using the inserts before they reach their peak, you will just need to change the nappy more often to prevent leaks.

A few DO NOTS

    • No fabric softeners, bleach or soaking –  proper washing will help with germs and stains.  The sun will help with some stains too.
    • No nappy rash creams, unless using a liner.

Bamboo Menstrual Pads

    • After use, rinse pads with cold water to prevent staining. Then place into diaper pail or into a separate pail or wet bag.  Pads do not need soaking, but if you prefer soaking, place in container soiled side down in warm or cold water.  Wash within 24hrs to reduce mold risk and keep container out of reach of children. Some customers like to rinse pads in the shower then store with the regular washing.
    • Cold rinse with detergent followed by a hot wash with enough detergent for the load.  It’s best to ‘fill out’ the machine with other washing for a more thorough wash.  Hang in sun to dry or low/warm tumble dry. Detergents should not contain bleach or fabric softener.
    • When you’re away from home, place pad into wet bag and cold rinse when you return home.  Then wash per care instructions. For public hygiene avoid washing the pads in public facilities.

Bamboo Breast Pads

  • Machine washable up to 60 degrees and line dry or warm tumble dry.
  • Wash with mild detergent and no fabric softeners as it can reduce absorbency.
  • Rinse out daily (a quick rinse in the shower is good) and wash within 24hrs to reduce chances of mold growth.

Swim Nappies,  Change Mats & Wet Bags

  • Machine washable up to 60 degrees and line dry (we recommend cold washing)
  • Thoroughly wash out chlorine ASAP with fresh water before storing or drying.
  • Turn wet bags inside out for washing and drying.