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This Kit Includes:
4 OS Cloth Diapers (fits roughly 8lbs to 40 lbs)
4 Bamboo Inserts (Bamboo outer layers, zorb core)
1 wet bag
Choice of- 10 pack of reusable wipes (flannelette) OR 3 Boosters ( 2 layers of bamboo) Free!
There are many opinions about washing cloth diapers, and many people have developed additional steps and routines based on their individual needs. Here is one of many routines for washing cloth diapers. We recommend starting simple and adjust only if necessary for your baby or water type.
- If soiled, Can use a diaper sprayer or old fashion duck in the toilet to remove poop from diaper.
- Toss into a wet bag. Leave bag open for air circulation. Or you can use a wet method of keeping the diapers wet in a pail. Change water daily to avoid smell.
- Wash no more than 12 - 18 diapers at a time. (Unless you have a larger size washer/dryer.
- Use your washer's highest water level.
- Pre-rinse with cold water and no detergent.
- Use a regular water cycle and cloth-friendly detergent (a detergent that rinses clean).
- Hang dry diapers and inserts. We recommend doin it this way not to melt the diaper covers. We also find the dryer can make the inserts go oily and wonky. To keep the resell value high, it’s best to simply air dry.
Here are some things to avoid:
- Avoid using chlorine bleach on a regular basis. It will break down fibers and noticeably shorten the life of your diapers. In addition, it may irritate your baby's skin. Some manufacturers, like bumGenius!, recommend using 1/4 cup bleach with your regular wash once a month (this frequency will not shorten the life of your diapers).
- No fabric softeners, which coat fabric and reduce absorbency. This includes 'baby' detergents such as Dreft.
Lengthening the life of your diapers
Here are some things that you can do to help your diapers last longer:
- Hang dry everything.
- Minimize use of bleach.
- Never use fabric softener.
- Use 1/2 cup lemon juice to whiten.
- Sun them, even in cold weather, to freshen and remove stains
- When line drying diapers with elastic, drape them in a way that supports the elastic so that the weight of the wet diapers is not stretching out the elastic while the diaper is drying.
Use baking soda and vinegar! Here's how:
- Do a cold rinse.
- Use your regular amount of detergent.
- Add 1/2 cup baking soda and a Downy ball filled to the top with distilled white vinegar. Start your washer's warm/hot cycle.
- After the diapers have agitated, but before the warm water has drained, stop the cycle (this can be done on some washers by leaving the lid up).
- Let the diapers soak overnight.
- Close the lid in the morning to complete the cycle.
- You may also need to STRIP the inserts to remove detergent build up that is preventing thorough washing and trapping bacteria. Google stripping diapers for the best options.
How do baking soda and vinegar work?
The baking soda neutralizes acidic odors, removes acid and protein-based stains, and softens the diapers. The vinegar neutralizes alkaline odors and removes alkaline-based stains. Rather than adding the baking soda to your washer on wash day, you can add it directly to the diaper pail before you begin to fill it with diapers. This will help keep your diaper pail smelling fresh. Note: if you have hard water, use borax instead of baking soda.
Remeber that these methods may not work for everyone’s cloth diapering journey. Do extra research or ask fellow cloth mommas for tips.