How to wash cloth nappies

Clean Cloth Nappies Down Under
How to wash cloth nappies 
Prewash:
1. remove inserts from pockets, fasten hook and loop tabs, load the nappies and wetbag into the washing machine.
2. Add a small amount of detergent.
3. Select the shortest wash cycle.

Main wash:
1. If you aren't washing enough nappies to make a nappy 'stew/casserole' consistency in your top loading washing machine, or your front loader isn't 2/3 full wet, you can add other laundry (small items)
2. Add the full recommended amount of detergent for a heavily soiled load.

Larger machines require more detergent.
If you choose a plant based or sensitive detergent, you will need to use up to 2x the amount and wash in hot as these detergents are weaker.

3. Choose the longest wash cycle
4. Don't add and extra rinses

Dry:
Line, clothes airer or dry in the dryer.


There isn't a one size fits all approach to cleaning nappies, if something isn't working or you need more help visit the Clean Cloth Nappies Down Under Facebook Group for guidance.

Visit the Clean Cloth Nappies Down Under website for more information on detergents, agitation, strip & sanitizing, machine loading, wash cycles, water temperatures and finding the right routine for you.