First Initial Wash
Prewash your nappies once before using them with hot water and detergent. During this prewash, wash no more than 8-10 nappies at a time in order to minimize lint accumulation.
Wash Before Use – (See return policy on washed products below)
Wash and Care Instructions
1) Wet cloth nappies go directly into the nappy bucket, no rinsing is necessary. Soiled cloth nappies are rinsed in the toilet, then put into the nappy bucket. You can use a nappy sprayer that attaches to your toilet to simplify rinsing.
2) When the bucket is full, dump the cloth nappies directly into the washing machine.
3) Pre-rinse or do a short cycle with warm water and detergent. Use the detergent you use for the rest of your laundry (without bleach). Avoid the use of fabric softeners, or use just a small amount (over use may result in reduced absorbency).
4) Wash the cloth nappies in a full cycle, at highest water level, using HOT water, and your household detergent (without bleach). Bleach is very harsh against your baby’s skin and may damage the cloth nappie’s fibres and elastics.
5) The washed nappy may either be line dried or dried in the dryer on Medium.
Soiled Nappy Covers
Hand or machine wash with your nappies using laundry detergent and tumble dry on low, or line dry. Close Rikki covers (hook and loop) before washing or drying and/or use a small mesh laundry bag.
Bedwetter Pants and Training Pants – turn inside out to expose cotton for laundering.
Swim Nappies – hand wash in warm water and line dry. Do not wrap wet swim diaper in towel. Garment may bleed color.
Wet bags – wash in hot water and detergent before use. Color may bleed with Blue and Red Pail Mesh Bags.
Helpful Notes and Hints
Waterproof Covers – Use over cloth nappies to prevent leakage. Can usually be used 3 to 4 times before washing, provided they aren’t soiled.
Line Dried Nappies – An environmentally friendly way to dry your cloth nappies. Sunshine is an excellent way to naturally bleach your cloth nappies. You can soften up your line dried nappies by tumbling them in your dryer for a few minutes.
Nappy Sprayers – simplify a messy nappy clean up. It installs to your toilet’s water supply in 5 easy minutes.
Nappy Stains – Rinse soiled nappies promptly in the toilet to minimize stains. Flushable Liners or Stay Dry Liners will also help. Should you have a tough stain, apply Kind Stain Remover or Laundry Miracle directly to the stain and gently rub until the stain has lifted. Repeat if necessary.
Creams – Sticky barrier creams used to help prevent nappy rash can leave residues making nappies water repellent. Liners will help prevent residue from accumulating on nappies.
Flushable Liners – To simplify the clean up of soiled nappies, flushable paper and bamboo liners may be laid into the diapers.
*Mother ease does not recommend the use of oxygenated products (hydrogen peroxide – OxyClean), chlorides (bleach), fluorides, peroxides nor any harsh solvents (sodium percarbonate). Do not rinse nappies in toilets containing automatic toilet bowl cleaners. Use of these products will cause fabric disintegration on all natural fibres evidenced by balding spots throughout one or all layers of nappy and will adversely affect product longevity.
We DO NOT recommend the use of nappy soakers or treatments (such as Napisan), or any washing formula containing bleach. This includes non-chlorine bleach (eg. “oxy” bleaches – sometimes called “optical brightners”). Such formulas are unnecessary, environmentally hazardous and will significantly reduce the life of your nappies.
Do not use laundry detergent products containing sodium per carbonate or hydrogen peroxide (alternative bleach). These ingredients are often listed. When combined with uric acid and ammonia a reaction occurs causing natural fibres to dissolve.
Mother ease does not recommend the use of boutique type detergents due to customer complaints. These include: Charlies Soap, Allens Naturally, Nellies Soda, Rockin Green, Country Save, Laundry Tarts, any type of soap nuts, 7th Generation Soap, and Ecos.
Mother ease does not recommend any homemade detergents. Fat deposits from soap can accumulated in the diapers layers and cause water repellency.
Note: Oversized large waterproof (nylon coated or PUL laminated) nappy pail liners should not be washed with cloth nappies. Due to the large size they restrict water movement, interfere with effective detergent removal during rinse cycles and impede water extraction during the spin cycles.
Mother ease offers a lifetime warranty on all of our:
- and Polyurethane Laminate – PUL.
Exchange and Return Policy:
You must advise the Australian Distributor of any faulty or incorrect items within 5 days of your invoice. We will pay for all shipping costs within the 5 day period. Any items wanting return after this time will be at the customers expense.
Authorisation for exchange, refund or credit must be made with Baby Blossom prior to sending back any item.
Our warranty does not extend to items damaged in transit. All goods must be returned, unwashed, in their original packaging. No refund on Clearance or Discontinued items.