Before using: wash and dry once in hot or warm water prior to first use. This causes the fibers to shrink, fluff up and become more absorbent. It is not necessary to wash more than once before using for the first time. The inserts will shrink and get thicker with the first few washes. This shrinkage has been allowed for when designing the inserts.
General Wash & Care: Keep your wet and dirty diapers in a diaper pail.
Because natural, organic and 100% cotton fibers tend to wear slightly more
than conventional or synthetic fibers, a little extra care can extend
the life of your inserts.
Hand wash or machine wash in any temperature on regular cycle. Follow the recommended amount of detergent as stated on the soap's packaging based on your load size. Too much or too little will cause your diapers to possibly stink, leak, or leave baby with a rash.
An additional rinse can be used for particularly soiled loads. Make sure that your diapers are rinsed clean. Any residue from poop, urine, or detergent can make your diapers smell.
Tumble dry on any temperature or line dry.
Do not use fabric softener. It will coat the inserts and make them water repellent and reduce the absorbency of the inserts. Be aware that if you use dryer sheets in your dryer for other laundry this can coat your dryer and transfer to your diapers.
Do not use bleach. This will cause the fabric's fibers to break down. Do not use baking soda or vinegar in your wash. These are unnecessary.
Stain removal. If staining occurs, it is important that any products used to remove the stains are mild so as not to irritate the baby’s skin and/or cause the diapers to prematurely deteriorate. In most cases, laying the stained diapers out in the sun is the safest and most effective way of removing stains.