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Cloth Diaper 101

Infographic with the following information: 5 types of cloth diapers: flats, prefolds, all in ones, fitted, pocket, all in twos; Why choose cloth diapers: environmental, baby's health, cost, style; What do I need to start: 24 diaper changes and accessories

 infographic sharing information on how to wash cloth diapers: remove poop, prewash with minimal detergent, wash on hot with full amount of detergent, line dry, and fold. Links to email info@go-greenbaby.ca and website fluffloveuniversity.com

Cleaning Your Cloth Diapers 

Find a storage system that works for you. We love the Mother-ease Diaper Pail with an AMP Pail Liner. Some of our friends use a large zippered wet bag to save on space. Whichever method you choose, all you do is throw your dirty diapers in the bag or pail liner. Breastfed poops and pee diapers can go directly in the pail. Solid or formula poops should be rinsed off first.

You will love our diaper sprayer and bio- liners and how they help control the poo situation a little better.

When you are ready to wash your diapers (your pail/bag is full OR it has been two days) you simply empty the diapers and the pail liner into the washing machine.

We suggest using the basic washing routine detailed above in the infographic. Start simple and adjust as needed.

If your diapers smell clean, absorb easily and do not cause skin irritations then you have chosen a good detergent and a great cleaning routine.  If you're having issues, you may wish to test your water hardness (test strips coming soon) and visit http://www.fluffloveuniversity.com/ for further help and in depth information. 

 

Tips and Tricks

* Pre-wash your diapers 2-5 times for maximum absorbency and fluffiness.

* Bleach should be avoided as much at possible, only use when you need to remove yeast or bacteria. Place your diapers in the SUN – a natural bleaching agent!

* Fabric softeners and dryer sheets should be avoided.

* If your diapers smell, you'll need to adjust your wash routine.

* If your baby has a rash and you have tried other solutions, you may need to adjust your wash routine.

* If your diapers are leaking, check that the fit is correct, add extra absorbency, and then adjust your wash routine.

* Diaper creams (especially petroleum based products) should only be used with a liner inside your diaper. Zinc oxide creams should be avoided. All natural diaper creams are safe and effective.