Caring for you cloth nappies is very easy, below is a quick run down (a more detailed explanation can be found on my home page under Nappy Care:
Step 1 Remove any solid waste into the toilet.
Step 2 Store you used nappies in an air tight container (no soaking required). This method is known as Dry Pailing.
Step 3 Wash your nappies on a normal cycle with half the detergent that would normally be used in your everyday     washing. DO NOT use washing detergents that contain ENZYMES, BRIGHTENERS, ADDITIVES OR FABRIC     SOFTENERS. DO NOT use FABRIC SOFTENERS. DO NOT use VINEGAR in your nappy wash as it can effect     the elastic in the nappies. Machine wash on normal cycle with only half the detergent you would normally use.     Washing in hot or warm water is recommended, but cold will work fine too. Whether you pre rinse at the start of the     wash & or do an additional rinse at the end of the wash to make sure all detergent is out of the nappy, is personal     preference only. DO NOT SOAK YOUR NAPPIES IN ANY FORM OF BLEACH, ENZYME CLEANERS OR     BRIGHTENERS. Recommended detergents to use are Tots Bot Potion, The Natural Baby Company Tiny     Bubbles, Planet Ark, Aware, Green Care, Tri Nature, Purity, Sensitive or Ecostore. If you only have a     small number of nappies to wash put them into the washing machine first on rince & spin cyle & then add your     other items & wash. Special Note - Most leading washing detergents in supermarkets are not suitable     for use on your cloth nappies, always ensure that you read the small print, ingredients listed on the     box as most of them will state that they contain ENZYMES, BRIGHTENERS, ADDITIVES OR FABRIC     SOFTENERS.
Step 4 Wool Items - Wool products only need to be washed every few weeks as they can be air dried between     nappy changes. They only need to be washed before the two weeks if they become soiled from poo. Most wool     products are protected with lanolin which neutralizes odors. Hand wash with wool wash in warm water. wring out     moisture by wrapping in a towel. Hang to dry (outside in the Sun is the best). Every few months (or when the dry     wool cover smells) it is recommended after washing that you put the lanolin back into the cover.
Step 5 Drying - Sunshine is the perfect way to dry cloth nappies out on the clothes line. Sunshine has fantastic     qualities - perfect for getting out stains, kills bacteria, is free & keeps mother nature happy. If hanging nappies on     the line isnt for you, the dryer is your other option, but please ensure that you only use a low to very low heat     setting (always read the label on your nappy/cover before doing this. NEVER PUT ANY PUL NAPPY COVERS OR     WOOL ITEMS IN THE DRYER. Pul nappy covers dry very quickly & wool will shrink excessively if put into the dryer.
Removal Of Odors Do a full wash with COLD WATER with no detergent at all until the water runs clear & this will allow your nappies to be rinsed thoroughly and help remove the excess detergent build up. You may need to repeat again if the ammonia smell is still there. Then hang out on the line during the day as Sunshine is one of the best methods of stain & odour removal. To fluff them up after they come off the line pop them in the dryer on low for about 5 minutes (this makes them soft and fluffy to touch) Your nappies should not smell after this. Also if you are washing less frequently than every two days you will need to do a prerinse at the start of the cycle before adding your detergent.
SPECIAL NOTE TO REMEMBER Cloth nappies generally do not reach full absorbency until being washed 2-3 times before use. Bamboo nappies require between 5 to 10 pre washes. You should use laundry detergent (one that DOES NOT contain enzymes, optimal brighteners, fabric softeners etc), but you do not need to dry them between washes (unless specified by the manufacturer). When the fabric is woven a substance similar to fabric softener is used to coat the fibres so that they run smoothly through the looms. This needs to be removed so that maximum absorbency can be achieved. You can use the nappies after just one wash, but please remember to take into consideration that they do not reach their full absorbency until the indicated number of washes.
Please find below the manufactures care instructions for their products (let me if you are unable to open these files).
If the brand you have purchased from me is not listed here please rest assured that I will include this with your delivery. Alternatively please feel free to email me & I will onforward to you: