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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a complete overview of the most frequently asked questions in regards to starting your cloth nappy journey. If there is anything missing from this page  do let us know & we’ll add it here so others can learn from it as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a complete overview of the most frequently asked questions in regards to starting your cloth nappy journey. If there is anything missing from this page  do let us know & we’ll add it here so others can learn from it as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a complete overview of the most frequently asked questions in regards to starting your cloth nappy journey. If there is anything missing from this page  do let us know & we’ll add it here so others can learn from it as well.

How many nappies should i buy?

The number of nappies depends on a lot of factors such as the size, age and weight of the baby. Also we need to keep in mind whether your Little One is a heavy wetter or a newborn. To get an accurate estimate of how many nappies you should buy we recommend taking our 3-minute nappy assessment

How Often Should I wash Cloth Nappies?

You can save your dirty nappy pail up to three days. This way you don’t need to wash every day. Simply store your dirty nappies in a nappy bucket inside a pail liner which is basically an extra large wet bag. The pail liner fits about 27 dirty nappies.

What detergent should I use to wash my cloth nappies?

Use a non-bio washing liquid for sensitive skin. If you want to use a non chemical eco-friendly washing powder or liquid is fine too. Just make sure not to use any softner as this will make your nappies and inserts water-resistant. This will cause leaks as this reduces the absorbency level. So do absolutely not use washing pods as they contain softner in them. A laundry egg may do the trick as well but may not be as effective for dried in dirty nappies.

Do I need to soak dirty cloth nappies before washing them?

No, you don’t need to do that. Simply store them in a pail liner or large wet bag once you are ready to wash them. Then use a pre-wash program. This will loosen any dried in pee and poo. 

How to wash reusable cloth nappies?

When you are ready to wash simply pop all dirty nappies inside the washing machine. Run a pre-wash program. This will loosen any dried in pee and poo. After that separate the inserts from the nappies and pop them back inside the washing machine for a 3 hour program. Wash them at max 60 degrees Celcius. Some nappies (especially fluffy or minky nappies) require a lower max heat of 40 degrees Celsius. Once they’re washed hang them to dry on a drying rack preferably. Be careful not dry them in the dryer as this will dry out the elastic in the nappies and won’t last very long. If you don’t have the option to air dry your nappies you can dry them in a dryer on the lowest heat.

How long will a reusable cloth nappy last for?

The life time of a reusable cloth nappy completely depends on how well it’s being cared for. It should at least last from birth up to when your child is fully potty trained. If you have gently cared for your nappies they should be able to be passed unto the next child. Or you can even resell your cloth nappies to the next family in need of cloth diapers.

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