Cloth Tips and Tricks
- Make sure your front loader is 3/4th full
- Make sure your toploader has a "soup" consistency, nappies shouldn't drown in the water
- Sunning works great to remove stains
- Always do a pre-rinse, this is to remove the pee from nappies. Without a pre-rinse you are essentially washing in pee water
How to use a OS (one-size) pocket on a newborn
The sun is great at treating stains! Dry nappies in the sun, stain facing outwards and your nappies will be sparkling white again. This image shows cloth nappies before and after drying in the sun
Also consider getting a diaper sprayer which makes poop clean up a non-issue!
Soiled nappies - The Drop, Roll & Snap.
How to fold up a poopy nappy and pop it into your wetbag without getting poop everywhere. Lay your used wipes on top of the soiled area and then roll up like a disposable and snap it shut
Make sure you fold your inserts so that they cover the wetzone. For girls it is usually in the middle, and for boys in the front. Tummy sleepers also benefit from inserts folded in the front. Find more leak-free tips here
Get a stay-dry feeling
Cut up a baby fleece blanket (no need to overlock as fleece doesn't fray). See how to make your own by following our sew-along. Fleece repels water away from baby's bum to keep your baby's bum dry
Easy Cleaning, fewer rashes! Cloth Wipes!
Cloth wipes can be made from any absorbent fabric (flannel or micro-terry works well) or you can buy baby face cloths. Add a spray bottle to make cleaning even easier or you can wet the cloth wipes, squeeze excess liquid out and keep them moist in a wipes container (or tupperware or ziplock bag). You can add some coconut oil or baby soap to the water if you wish. Make your own, see how here
Find more tips all over the website!
See how to do it yourself here
Get the perfect fit on your nappy here
How to wash here
How to inform your Day Care here
How to successfully do Night Time Cloth here
For a cloth nappy cheat sheet (Available in different languages too) here
How to increase water savings here
To find your perfect nappy match here
What type of nappy to use here