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Product care

Prepping your Nappies for use

Be sure to pre-wash your nappies once in warm water before use. The first few times you use your nappies you may need to change more frequently until they reach full absorbency. This can take up to 6 washes. Soaking overnight in fresh water before the first pre-wash can speed up this process.


Regular Nappy Wash Routine

1. Flush - Flush solids into the toilet.

2. Store - Give the nappy a quick rinse under the laundry tap before storing in a dry nappy bucket. This will minimise staining, cut down on smell and stop potential fabric damage from acid wee.

 3. Pre-rinse - Once you have enough nappies for a wash, run your load through a warm pre-rinse cycle in the machine. This gets rid of any excess urine or soiling before the wash cycle.

 4. Wash - Put your nappies through a normal/long wash cycle at less than 60°C, with the amount of detergent recommended by the detergent manufacturer for your load size and water level.

5. Dry - Line dry for best results or tumble dry according to manufacturer’s directions.



  • We recommend the use of our nature’s child bottom balm as this is made with modern cloth nappies in mind (and great for baby’s skin). Barrier creams that include zinc will impact absorbency and can stain product.
  • To avoid damaging or fading fabrics, do not soak in chemicals or bleaches and do not use fabric softeners.
  • We recommend washing your nappies at least every second day.Washing regularly helps to prevent bacteria from building up, mould from developing and fabric from deteriorating.

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Care & Washing Instructions - Nursing Pads

Prewash before use 

It is important to ensure pads are completely dry after washing and between uses. To avoid skin irritation and leakage, change pads frequently when wet and avoid leaving wet pads on skin for long periods of time. To avoid mould forming, rinse pads after use and wash pads every second day in a hot wash with the full amount of detergent recommended for your load size. 

Bleach may damage the cotton and is not recommended.

Avoid fabric softeners and other products that might impact absorbency.