Caring for your cloth diapers is simple!
First, it is recommended that you wash brand-new diapers a few times before the first use to “break in” and maximize the absorbancy.
After the diaper is soiled, flush any solid pieces in your toilet. Then, place the used diaper in an airtight diaper pail.
When you are ready to wash, you may do two things:
- Soak overnight (or several hours) in the washing machine with mild detergent and warm water. In the morning wash 1-2 times, depending on the need.
- Wash 2-3 times with mild detergent and warm water without soaking.
Note 1: If you are washing diapers for a newborn, you may be able to wash fewer times.
Note 2: Likewise if the child is using Bedwetters or diapers for potty training you may only need to wash 1-2 times.
For detergent, choose a mild color and perfume free brand. Some mothers also like to add a 10-15 drops of lavender or tea tree essential oil
to the last rinse for its antibacterial properties and clean, pleasant smell.
For longevity, do not put covers in the dryer or bleach diapers. Hanging diapers on a clothesline in the sunshine will help to remove stains and whiten.
Tip: turn them inside-out for faster drying!