Reusable Nappy Wash Guide
- Bambino Mio
- 03 / 06 / 2023
The first wash
We recommend that you wash your nappies before they are used. This will remove any loose fibres and increase the absorbency ready for use. Run a normal wash, use a non-bio detergent, and avoid using any fabric softener. Before each wash, close the tabs on the nappies to protect the fabrics in the machine.
Our wash guide video explains everything you need to know about how to wash your nappies.
Removing the poo (it's really not a big deal)
When it comes to changing your baby's nappy, just open the nappy and remove any poo, tipping it into the toilet. Liners are really handy for this job and take the fuss out of this messy step. Our Messless liners can be thrown away after use whereas our Revolutionary Reusable liners can be set aside for the wash. If any poo gets onto the surface of the nappy, you may prefer to rinse it through to stop any staining.
What do I need to do before the wash?
Our Revolutionary Reusable nappies have adjustable front tabs which can be folded back on themselves and secured. This will stop the loop side from damaging any fabrics in the wash.
When you take a used nappy off your baby, we recommend you remove any boosters from the nappy pocket before you store them. If you have any boosters still inside the nappies, remove them before you fill your machine.
How should I store my nappies before wash day?
In between washes, store your nappies for three days at most in your Stay at home wet bag. This can be positioned anywhere that is within reach of your change table. The wet bag can be sealed shut using a fold, roll and clip method however we recommend leaving the bag open if possible which will allow air to circulate and reduce odours.
Do I need to pre-wash my nappy before washing?
No. Pre-washing is not required if you follow our washing instructions carefully. Reducing the amount of time you use your machine is a great way to lower your carbon footprint and our nappies are designed for a simple and easy clean. However, if you do decide you need to run a pre-wash, select a short, cold wash cycle and half a scoop of detergent, and then store your nappies damp until you have enough nappies for a full wash.
How do I wash my reusable nappies?
When washing day arrives, carry your Stay at home wet bag to the machine and empty the contents into the washing machine drum. For an economical and planet-friendly wash, it's best to always do full loads however you need to make sure you don't overload your washing machine. Filling your machine to around ¾ full will ensure your nappies can wriggle around in the wash and get extra clean.
Can I wash other items with my nappies?
Absolutely! And this is a great way to ensure you are using your machine and energy as efficiently as possible.
What temperature can I wash my nappies at?
We recommend washing your nappies at 40°C with non-biological laundry detergent. Follow your machine manufacturer's guide to find out the required dose for your machine. Do not use fabric softener when washing, as this can affect the absorbency of your nappies.
How can I make sure that my nappies are extra clean and hygenic?
We recommend adding 3 tablespoons of our Bright & mighty nappy cleanser to your washing detergent drawer too. This will add a boost to your laundry and help tackle tough stains and odours.
How do I dry my reusable nappies?
We recommend air drying your nappies either inside or outside whenever possible and away from direct heat. If necessary, our nappies can be tumble-dried on a low/cold setting.
Can I iron my nappies?
No, please don't iron your nappies, as this can affect their performance.
How do I do a strip wash?
Simply soak your nappies in a hand hot solution of Bright & mighty nappy cleanser for at least 2 hours. Use 3 tablespoons of cleanser for every 4 litres of water. After soaking, wash your nappies in the washing machine as you normally would. We would recommend giving your nappies an additional rinse after your cycle to be sure all the cleanser has been removed.