Washing Guidelines

Firstly … We built our products made to last. For years. Nothing but the best fabrics & materials on your babies bum! Not all nappies are made to the same quality as ours. Some cannot withstand high heat and will degrade quickly, however stick to our recommended routine & your beehinds will last for years. After years of personal trials, listening to scientific experts and our customers these guidelines will keep your nappies smell free, stain free & the most hygienic they can be. These guidelines are an adaption of Clean Cloth Nappies. For any troubleshooting please see our blog or contact our Customer Service team for assistance.


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Nappy Washing Advice 

  1. Dry Pail Nappies
  2. Pre-rinse by hand or quick cycle (which empties the drum so the nasties disappear), then pop your pre-rinsed nappies in dry pail until ready for a full load
  3. Bulk up your load by adding clothes after the pre-rinse stage
  4. Wash every 2/3 days ideally, however you can extend this out if pre-rinsing nappies on a short cycle each day.
  5. Secure velcro laundry tabs before washing.
  6. Follow the full dose recommendations according to your detergent packaging for heavily soiled items.
  7. Wool covers need separate washing routine. See our Wool Advice page.
  8. A good wash routine will prevent your nappies staining or smelly however you may use a booster or stain remover such as Vanish or Sard Soap/Spray Stain Remover after the pre-rinse stage.
  9. With a great wash routine you should not need to perform a strip & santise, however if you find you have stinky nappies then get in touch with HQ.
  10. When you find your washing mojo don't change a thing!

What Not to Do

  • Do NOT soak/wet pail any modern cloth nappy products
  • Do NOT use chlorine based bleach or fabric softener on your nappies
  • Do NOT let sit in the nappy bucket for longer than 3 days
  • Do NOT dry in a HOT dryer or leave in extreme summer heat
  • Do NOT wash nappies with towels, bedding or sheets
  • Do NOT use a short cycle for your main wash
  • Prepping Your Nappies For Use

Any nappies which contain natural fibres (bamboo/hemp) do require pre-washing to increase absorbency. They reach their best absorbency after 8 + washes, however it is fine to use them after the initial first wash – Just remember to their absorbency increases the more you wash it so you may need to change bub a little more often initially. For Nappy Covers, Shells, Swim Nappies & Wetbags just wash once and start using.

Before Using:
 Wash covers, nappies & inserts once in a long wash cycle (cold to warm, with small dose of detergent). Don’t forget to use the laundry tabs if you have velcro!

Extra Mile Prepping: (Optional to increase absorbency quicker). Soak in plain water overnight, then run your nappies through a  a normal cycle 3 – 5 times. (Use detergent in first cycle only). No need to dry in between washes. After these initial washes, simply dry your nappies and they will be half way through increasing their absorbency.


We recommend line drying your inserts, nappies & other items. Hang nappies with elastics horizontally or lie over a clothes horse to prevent elastics over stretching. You may use a tumble dryer on LOW temperature only. High temperatures will rise delaminating your waterproof fabrics which is not covered under warranty.