How To Use And Wash

How these work

When I first started using cloth nappies I was very confused by all the different names and words so I am going to try and make this very basic.

Wraps

  • We sell….
  • Birth to potty wraps fitting approx 8lb to 30lb
  • Junior wraps fitting approx 2 years to 10 years depending on your child’s size and shape.

 

 

Nappies

  • We sell….
  • Birth to potty pocket nappies, they fit from approx 8lb to 35lb.
  • Junior pocket nappies, they fit approx 2 years to 10 years depending on your child’s size and shape.
  • The nappy has a pocket at the back which the inserts go in and they fasten up with the Velcro or the poppers depending on which nappy you purchase.
  • Just change the poppers or adjust the Velcro to ensure they fit correctly.

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  • You then need to add inserts/ boosters to soak the liquids up.
  • We sell:
  • Microfibre which consists of 3 layers of microfibre, they absorb quickly but do not hold a lot.
  • Bamboo consisting of 4 layers of bamboo, they absorb slower than a microfibre but hold more.
  • Charcoal Bamboo, which are 3 inner layers of microfibre with 2 outer layers of charcoal bamboo, they reduce acidity thus reducing nappy rash and smells, whilst having the added bonus of not showing staining.
  • Hemp. which is 6 layers of hemp jersey, they are geat for heavy wetting babies or night time.
  • All babies are different in shape and size and also wee different amounts so one insert may suit some babies may not suit another baby.
  • I, myself, use 1 microfibre insert with 1 bamboo or charcoal bamboo behind it. The microfibre soaks the liquid in quickly and then it can slowly go into the bamboo.
  • Poo
  • It all depends how you want to deal with the poo to what you use.
  • You can let the poo go on the nappy then dispose of the deposit in the toilet.
  • Use disposable liners.
  • Use fleece liners.
  • Liners
  • We sell fleece liners that you just put on top of the nappy between the baby’s bottom and the nappy. Pocket nappies that have a fleece inside (charcoal) dont need fleece liners, as to many layers of fleece will make a nappy leak.
  • They protect the nappy from getting stains.
  • They draw the liquid away from the baby’s bottom ensuring a clean and dry bottom with no soreness.
  • They are easier to clean over the toilet.
  • They draw the liquid away from the baby’s bottom ensuring a clean and dry bottom with no soreness.
  • They are easier to clean over the toilet.

 

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  • How to store your dirty nappies
  • We sell extra large wet bags for you to put them in when waiting to be washed.
  • You can buy buckets to leave them in & you don’t need any liquids in (just dry paling).

 

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  • Washing
  • All nappies and inserts should be washed before using them to get rid of any manufacturing residue and to boost absorbency.
  • I recommend charcoal is washed seperate to all other nappies for the first few washes.
  • Nappies, microfibre inserts and charcoal will only require 1 long prewash.
  •       Bamboo will need 3 prewashes. The more they are washed the more they will hold. They do not       need to be dried between washes.
  • Remove all poo before washing them, unless it is breastfed poo, which can remain.
  • Wash on a cold rinse first and then a 40 degree with non-bio using half the usual amount for a wash load.
  • Air dry, on a clothes horse or washing line.
  • If you dry on the line any stains present should be bleached out over time by the UV rays.
  • Recommendation 
  • We recommend you would need approx 20-25 nappies but this does depend on how often your baby wees and how often you wash your nappies.
  • If you are new to these nappies maybe buy a couple first to try as all babies are different in shape and size so what fit some may not fit others or try a nappy library were you can higher all different makes to see which you like first.
  • All nappies and inserts should be washed before use when new.
  • DO NOT USE
  • Fabric softener this will stop the nappies absorbing as much so could cause leaks.
  • Tumble dryers as this will damage the outer PUL on the nappies.
  • Dishwasher tablets and vinegar.
  • Material 

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11033184_10155376993440601_3877290619317005067_n    A soft fluffy material that is used for the outside of  nappies and sanitary pads

 

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11051831_10155376993545601_3041552370032978417_n   The inside of a standard nappy