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nappy wash and care guide
Preparing your new nappies
We recommend washing your new Evia Collective nappies before first use to ensure they are clean and ready for baby.
Simply separate the insert from the nappy cover and place into the washing machine on a warm water cycle. Absorbency will increase over time with more washes.
NAPPY WASH AND CARE GUIDE
Storing soiled nappies
Used nappies should be stored in a laundry basket that offers plenty of aeration. This method allows for ventilation so the nappies don't develop mould or smells before washing. This is known as dry pailing. For Evia Collective nappies, we recommend removing the insert from the nappy pocket before dry pailing.
Pro tip: Tip any solid waste into the toilet before dry pailing nappies. If you need more detail read more about how to remove poo from cloth nappies.
Begin by removing the insert from the nappy pocket to ensure both items are sufficiently cleaned.
Step 1: Pre-wash (Daily) The purpose of this step is to remove the majority of soiling from both the inserts and cover. We recommend a pre-wash cycle using warm water (no more than 60 degrees) for a minimum of 45 minutes.
Add half the recommended amount of detergent listed on the pack and if desired, you can add a pre-wash booster (eg: Napisan powder) for added stain removal.
Once the pre-wash is complete, you can store the damp items into an airy basket so they are ready for the main wash. There is no need to dry the items between these two wash cycles.
Step 2: Main-wash (2-3 days) Combine all your pre-washed nappies from the previous few days into a main wash cycle.
We recommend a long or intensive cycle using warm water (no more than 60 degrees) for a minimum of 90 minutes. Add the recommended amount of detergent listed on the packaging. It's best to wash nappies on a long cycle as it helps ensure the nappies are sufficiently cleaned.
Pro Tip: Load your washing machine appropriately to ensure an effective clean. It’s important to fill your washing machine so it’s ⅔ full of laundry when wet. Doing so will help ensure a sufficient amount of agitation occurs during the wash cycle and removes any additional soiling. This is only applicable to the main wash cycle.
We recommend air drying your nappies as it’s the most energy efficient way to dry them and also prolongs the life of your nappies. However, given the climate of where you live, or for convenience nappies can be tumble dried on a low setting.