How to Wash Cloth Diapers? – Tushions Enterprises

How to Wash Cloth Diapers?

Machine wash:
  • Start with a pre-wash or quick wash in cold water with 1/3rd to 1/4 th the recommended amount of detergent , this helps to remove as much soil as possible so that the main wash happens in relatively cleaner water. for babies exclusively breast feed this step can be only a rinse with water as bf poop is completely water soluble.
  • Now add adequate detergent of your choice and any other clothes if you are doing a mixed wash.
  • Do a complete wash cycle at least 30 minutes long ideally at 40 degrees.Do not manually increase the water level in machine.The diapers need to rub against each other for thorough cleaning.Adding more than required water causes the diapers to float around without friction which will be ineffective.
  • For persistent stains you can make a little paste with your detergent and apply it on the stain; leave for 10-30 minutes and then wash as usual.
  • Following wash diapers must smell fresh.
  • You can dry on a line or in the dryer or on an airing rack, whatever suits your household.
  • Do try to give your diapers and baby clothes as much sunshine as possible -- it's an excellent disinfectant and magical at removing stains.
Hand wash:
  • Rinse the diapers thoroughly with frequent agitation.
  • Soak your diapers for 10-30 minutes in detergent in warm water.
  • Wash by hand, scrubbing the diaper against itself with frequent agitation. This can be achieved by plunging hand inside the bucket atleast 20-30 times . Very gentle brushing is occasionally helpful for stains but not always necessary.
  • For persistent stains you can make a little paste with your detergent and apply it on the stain; leave for 10-30 minutes and then wash as usual.
  • Rinse with warm water till you don’t see anymore soap suds.They can be differentiated from agitation suds in that the later disappear quickly once agitation is stopped.
  • Following wash diapers must smell fresh.
  • You can dry on a line or in the dryer or on an airing rack, whatever suits your household.
  • Do try to give your diapers and baby clothes as much sunshine as possible -- it's an excellent disinfectant and magical at removing stains.