Prewashing Cloth Nappies
14 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.