(This is an important step... don't skip it!!)
Wash hot with detergent and tumble dry, repeating this process 5–6 times before first use (they will continue to gain absorbency with more washing)
- Simply adjusts rise snaps as needed and fasten on baby.
- Use snap in soaker for older babies or heavy wetters.
- When soiled start fresh with a new diaper.
- Remove as much solid matter as possible.
- Place soiled diaper in a dry diaper pail. No soaking necessary.
- Wash every 2 days using a heavy duty cycle on warm or regular hot with full amount of a good cleaning detergent.
- Tumble dry low.
- Do NOT use bleach, fabric softeners, or water repellent diaper creams
The GroVia Recipe for Washing Success
"There is no mystery for getting clean
diapers, but there are a few basic things you need, a washing machine,
enough of a good cleaning detergent, and warm water. Do not fall prey to
the false notion that you can clean wet, poopy diapers with a
tablespoon of detergent... because you can’t!”
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Wash Time: 2 Hours
Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 24 Clean Diapers
- 16-24 Soiled Cloth Diapers
- Warm or Hot Water (Not Sanitize Cycle)
- Enough Detergent (not Soap Nuts or Plant Oil based detergents). How
much is enough? Read the dosing instructions on your detergent container
and use the FULL RECOMMENDED AMOUNT.
Tips For Success
- Wash every 2 days.
- Do not try to clean your diapers with tiny amounts of detergent.
They will not get clean. Use the full recommended amount of detergent as
indicated on the package.
- A diaper sprayer or BioLiners are awesome for making poop removal easy and quick.
- Do not use fabric softeners or water-repellent diaper creams.
1 Messy diapers should have already had the majority of the solids discarded before placing in your diaper pail.
2 Remove your soiled diapers from your diaper pail
or bag. Pay close attention to be sure you have folded your hook and
loop closures over and under the laundry tab.
3 Add the full amount of detergent to your machine’s
drawer or into the bottom of the drum. If you have hard water, just add
a little extra detergent to compensate.
4 If your machine has a setting for a warm
prewash/rinse prior to washing, go for it! You may even wish to add a
small amount of detergent to this cycle. Choose your heavy soil wash
cycle with WARM or regular HOT water for your wash cycle.
5 Walk away from the machine. Resist all urges you
may have to come back and check for bubbles. Go for a nice stroll with
your little one, or enjoy a nice cup of tea if it is naptime.
6 When the wash cycle is complete, remove your
now-clean diapers from the machine. Place any PUL or TPU covers or
Shells on top of the dryer to air dry. Put all of the remaining diapers
into the dryer and set them on a warm tumble. You can also hang-dry
everything if you want to really go green and save on energy!
If you notice your diapers are stained, DO NOT PANIC. This is
normal and does not mean that they are unclean. Simply take your freshly
washed, still wet diaper outside and lay them in the sun to dry. It’s
like magic… the stains will literally disappears in a few hours!