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Prewashing Cloth Nappies

3 CommentsWednesday, 22 July 2015

It is VERY important that you prewash your nappies before you use them. If you don't prewash them, they will not be absorbent enough and they will leak. We recommend that you prewash them twice before use. This can be done at 30/40 degrees centigrade and you only need minimal detergent. There is no need to dry the nappies in between the two pre-washes.

The nappies will reach their full absorbency after approximately 5 washes but 2 prewashes is enough to get started.

If you have coloured nappies and/or wraps you should wash dark/strong colours separately to whites/lights incase of colour running as not all items are colour fast. While one item in a brand might be some others aren't. You need to prewash all absorbent parts of your nappy system. The absorbent parts include, nappies,boosters, fleece liners and muslins. You do not need to prewash the wraps.

Alondra Vargas
Wednesday, 26 October 2016  |  17:53

I bought a set of nappies from you last month.
Now I am prewashing them and I wonder if I can mix the bamboo nappy and light accesories as boosters and muslims with the onesize pocket nappy (bright colors: yellow, jade and spice).

Thursday, 27 October 2016  |  9:46

Normally they are colour fast but to be on the safe side keep the bright colours separate until you're confident they aren't bleeding colour. Could put a muslin in with them to check.

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