Nappy Care Instructions

New nappies:

Wash new nappies before use to remove residues from the manufacturing process and to increase the nappies absorbency.


Used nappies:

  • Flush solids down the toilet
  • Separate inserts from nappies and rinse briefly to remove residual solids. Be gentle when undoing snaps, to avoid weakening the materials.
  • Nappies can be stored in a dry pail (open bucket or basket) for up to 2 days.
  • Pre-wash: Wash nappies on a short cycle at 40-60 degrees, with half the amount of detergent, this should be done every 1-2 days.
  • Main wash: Once you have a full load, or every 2-3 days, wash the nappies a second time on a longer cycle at temperatures between 40 and 60°C using the recommended amount of detergent.
  • Line dry nappy covers, the PUL cover and suede insert will dry very quickly and will last longer if not tumble dried. Insert can be tumble dried if needed.


Other care tips: 

  • Barrier creams are great to protect bub’s skin but can affect the nappies absorbency, as the built up of oil and zinc will repel liquids. We recommend that you always use nappy liners when using barrier creams. If needed, a strip-clean can be helpful to remove any built ups of oil and zinc.
  • Do not soak the nappies, as this will shorten their lifespan.
  • Do not use fabric softeners, detergents containing enzymes or bleach.


Have a look at the Clean Cloth Nappies website for more detailed information. The website is packed with wonderful information!