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In order to keep your Little Eco Baby nappies free from damage it is important that nappies are washed at a minimum temperature of 60 degrees celcius.

Care and Washing Instructions:

Before Use: Prep nappies by soaking the inserts overnight then washing the inserts and shells together.

Fit: The key to a great fit is to ensure the leg elastics sit inside any leg creases along the underwear line. This will create a good seal.

Rinse: Once nappies have been used, separate the nappy components, give everything a quick hand rinse and wring out excess water. This will minimise staining, cut down on smells and stop any fabric damage. 

Dry Pail: Place nappy components into your dry pail and leave in a light, air filled spot. Dry pailing is a nappy storage solution where nappies are stored in a basket without any water or lid. This helps to cut down on bacteria and smells. Do not leave more than 2-3 days before washing.

Pre Wash: When it’s time to wash, run nappies through a quick wash cycle with a laundry powder of your choice. We recommend at, but no hotter than 60 degrees. This first wash will remove most of the waste but the nappies won’t be clean yet.

Full Wash: Follow up with a long wash cycle with the laundry powder of your choice, at but no hotter than 60 degrees. Depending on your machine this cycle might be called “heavy cycle” or something similar and will last for over 2 hours. It is best to wash nappies in a full load to ensure effective agitation.

Dry: Line dry or warm tumble dry bamboo inserts. Line dry or cool tumble dry nappy shells. Do not tumble dry the nappy shells on hot or warm as this risks damaging the waterproof layer of the nappies.

Assemble: You can assemble your nappies as you go or all at once, which will give you nappies on hand when you need them.

Extra Considerations:

  • Do not run nappy shells through a hot wash over 60 degrees as this can damage the PUL waterproof layer.
  • We recommend using a liner with nappy creams to ensure the cream does not penetrate the insert and effect the absorbency.
  • Do not flush bamboo liners, they do not break down and can cause blockages in the plumbing. We recommend placing them in rubbish or non-edible compost after solids are flushed.
  • To avoid damaging or fading fabrics, don't soak in chemicals or bleach.