Cloth Nappies: Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many cloth nappies will I need?

A: Here are our recommendations:

  • 8 to 10 cloth nappies for part-time use of 2-3 per day.

  • 12 to 18 cloth nappies for full-time day use of 4-6 per day.

  • 24 to 28 cloth nappies for full time use both day and night.

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 Q: How do you wash cloth nappies?

A: It’s surprisingly easy once you get started:

  1. Remove solids

    Drop poo in the loo and store the used cloth nappy in a dry pail. 

  2. Pre-wash cycle

    Run a pre-wash cycle 40-60 degrees with detergent every 1-2 days. Store nappy in a dry pail until the main wash.

  3. Main-wash cycle

    Run a long main-wash cycle 40-60 degrees with detergent every 2-3 days.

  4. Hang to dry

    Air dry nappies or use a tumble dryer. 

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Q: How do you use cloth nappies when out and about?

A: All it takes is a little preparation and a couple of accessories including:

  • A wet bag to conceal used nappies until you get home. 

  • A travel change mat to create a hygienic change spot for bubs.

  • And don’t forget the clean nappies and wipes!  

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