EcoNaps- Cloth Nappies
A baby will go through 2500+ disposable nappies in their first year of life alone. Each nappy can sit in landfill for up to 500 years.
This is not a legacy that we want to leave our children. EcoNaps is our reusable, cloth-nappy alternative to single-use nappies.
Washing dirty cloth nappies in 4 simple steps:
Step 1: Remove solids
Drop poo in the loo and store the used cloth nappy in a dry pail.
Step 2: Pre-wash cycle
Run a pre-wash cycle 40-60 degrees with detergent every 1-2 days. This removes the majority of soiling and gets your nappies ready for the main-wash. Store nappy in a dry pail until the main wash.
Step 3: Main-wash cycle
Run a long main-wash cycle 40-60 degrees with detergent every 2-3 days.
Step 4: Hang to dry
Air dry nappies or use a clothes/tumble dryer.
Prepping Your New Cloth Nappies
Why is it important to prep your new cloth nappies? Like any absorbent fabrics (think bath towels or tea towels) the fibres need to be softened and ‘worn in’ to help them reach their maximum absorbency. If you want to, you can repeat the prep steps above 2-3 times on the inserts to really maximise absorption.
Step 1: Soak your inserts overnight in warm water.
Step 2: Wash both inserts & covers with detergent.
Step 3: Completely dry inserts and covers.
Step 4: Your new nappies are now ready to use!
Inserts are damp or dry
A damp or partially dry inserts indicate that you probably have a fit issue. Here’s how to solve it:
Adjust the fit
Oftentimes, leaky nappies happen when the fit isn’t quite right.
Common fit errors
Here are three of the most common fitting errors that could be causing your cloth nappy leaks. Check that you can say yes to the below to ensure your leaks aren’t caused by one of these common mistakes.
Are the inserts fitted flat inside the nappy with no folded edges?
Are the nappy leg elastics tucked into bubs’ undie lines?
Is the nappy crotch sitting close to bubs’ skin with no visible gaps or sagging?