Once upon a time, without going into detail, I had to deep dive my red bin (YUCK!!) and I was shocked that most of the contents were dirty diapers. This would make anyone sick. The next day, two and something years ago, I went and bought enough cloth nappies to last me two days. It was the best decision I ever made. Took a bit to get used to, but I do not regret ever changing “Lysh”
Here at Petits Co we have chosen a product that we know works for us and wanted to share it with you
So, before we begin our 101 cloth nappies!
Each household’s washing routines WILL vary. Different concentrations of wee and poo, how long before the nappies are washed, to rinse or not to rinse, water type, the sensitivity of the baby’s skin, using stain remover versus eco-friendly even the amount of sun exposure one gets
Common guidelines below to give you an idea, keeping in mind, again this eco-friendly adventure is all up to you, if you are all in, like me
Newborn babies will go through 10-12 nappies a day (Give or take a few)
Infants will go through 6-8 nappies a day (Give or take a few)
Older babies Use 4-5 nappies in the day plus one at night (Give or take a few as well)
We recommend soaking the nappies overnight, this builds up a degree of absorbency, followed by up to 8 washes, depending on how you wash them. This is a general guideline only and may require more or less but it is ok to use them before hand. You may have to use more, frequently, until absorbency is built up
Storing soiled nappies prior to washing
Best to pick a lidded bucket until you are going to wash, this helps to contain smell. It also ensures no accidental spills of chemically filled water is knocked over.
It is recommended that you rinse off wee, due to its acidic reaction and the wearing of fabrics. Poo can be flushed down the toilet or washed in the sink. Both prevent staining and increases the longevity of your nappy. Take note though, if using a nappy liner, most nappy liners are not flushable.
- This is the easy part!
- You can use whatever washing powder or liquid you use for your general wash, sparingly
- Suede cloth is known for its known resistance to stains but for an persisting, bake in the sun
- Warm wash up to 60 degrees or cold wash
- Do not use bleaches, vinegar, or products containing enzymes
- Do not use fabric softener, as this coats the fabric leaving is less likely to absorb moisture
- Baking soda can be used occasionally to combat persistent smells, can even be out in the bucket prior to washing. Take note though, frequent use may cause the lifespan of your nappies to shorten
- Do not iron
Although it is not recommended by any manufacturer, your nappies can be dried in the dryer, on a delicate setting. This may also shorten your nappies lifespan.
- Suede cloth on the inside of shell comprising of 100% polyester
- PolyUrethane Laminate on the outside of the shell – this is a polyester knit fabric bonded to a 1mil PolyUrethane breathable and waterproof film that is BPA free and food safe
- Our supplied liners consist of 5 layers altogether, on the very outside is bamboo fleece and 3 inner microfibre layers for maximum absorbency
- Snaps are placed at optimal increments to ensure your purchase fits from newborn through to toddler!