Cheeky Doodoo Nappies - Nappy and Wrap Washing & Care Guide
Why are your nappies coloured grey?
Why not? It didn't make sense to us that one of the most soiled things you will ever wash should be white! The dye used is of course formaldehyde free and certified safe to use.
How do I deal with poo?
Firstly we like to recommend that you always use a liner in your nappy, whether it be a reusable stay dry liner or a disposable. You want to get as much of the poo off as possible before putting your nappy into the washing machine.
|Reusable Liner ||Tip any solids into the toilet and either rinse the liner in the flush of the toilet (hang on to it!!), or have something handy to scrape any poo from the liner into the toilet. |
| ||. |
|Disposable Liner ||Tip the poo into the toilet and bin the liner (be careful not to flush the liner as most are not flushable |
Do I need to soak my cloth nappy before washing it?
We recommend dry pailing your nappies this is because fabrics in your nappies can become damaged if soaked in water for long periods of time and it will reduce the life of your nappy. When dry pailing your nappies, ensure you do not leave any longer than 2 days before washing as pee & poo can damage the material in your nappies and cause 'balding' spots.
What is the best way to rinse or pre wash my nappies?
We recommend using The Strucket or similar to rinse and strain your nappies prior to putting them in your washing machine. Just using plain water is fine, or you can use The Strucket to agitate the water and rinse off any remaining poo if you like.You can do a cold rinse cycle or quick wash in your washing machine (more details below) BUT do not use detergent. Likewise do not soak in harsh stain removers or bleach as this can damage the fibres in your nappy.
How do I wash my cloth nappy?
Ensure that you deal with the poo before you start! See above: * NOTE: Wash similar colours together!
My nappies are new, where do I start?
We recommend that you prewash your nappies before use. If you run a full cycle with a little detergent twice before using this will enable your nappies to become more absorbent.