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Detergents to avoid like the plague:
Arm and Hammer
These have all found to cause build up in diapers
that lead to repelling or odor problems!
Want to see a more comprehensive list?
The check out The Diaper Jungle's Detergent good/bad list!
Detergents that can cause burning for those with sensitive skin:
While these soaps are highly recommended for cloth diapers,
for some people it can cause burns,
so I recommend avoiding them if you have sensitive skin.
If you develop a rash/burns/boils after switching detergents, assume it is the detergent - then strip your diapers and switch detergents asap!
Wash Diapers and Training Pants Separately from any Hemp products!
To make your first experience with Snap-EZ Pocket diapers
and training pants the best that is can possibly be,
please prewash all diapers and trainers in a hot wash/cold rinse (adding boiling water might be necessary if you hot water heater is set at less than 130 degrees F) with a little dish washing detergent to remove the manufacturing residue so the fabrics can do the job they are supposed to do!
Do not wash Training Pants/Briefs with any velcro products,
as it will ruin the elastic trim.
I recommend that you use a "Dry Pail." This means that you don't fill your diaper pail with water - this causes back strain and huge disgusting messes when knocked over by the dog or toddler, I know by experience on this one - trust me, you don't want to have this happen to you!!!
Do not use both baking soda and vinegar together or for every wash as this can cause an odor problem when these two are combined!
DO NOT USE ANY FABRIC SOFTENER ON ANY POCKET DIAPERS OR TRAINING PANTS
that have fleece - IT WILL RUIN THE FLEECE!!!
Set your machine for a presoak if you have soiled items
(first remove solid waist and flush),
use a hot wash/cold or warm rinse,
add a minimal amount of detergent to the wash cycle,
vinegar to rinse if desired,
and an extra rinse to be sure to get out all the vinegar.
I also follow this up with a quick hot wash cycle
with no detergent to prevent build up!
To dry them you can dry them in a dryer on high
at least once for products made with PUL(
this helps seal the seams in the PUL),
and after that on high or medium, or you can line dry them.
I do recommend drying products that have PUL
on high once a month to keep them sealed.
If you wash your inserts and diapers together,
I recommend removing the Diapers or Stuffable Training Pants
after the first run and then leave the inserts in for
a little longer as they take longer than the pockets do to dry.
This will help reduce the wear and tear
on your diapers and training pants!
I personally wash my pocket diapers and training pants separately from the inserts to reduce wear and tear.
I also put the poopy diapers (after removing solids) in the washing machine for a rinse only cycle and then add the rest of the pockets when working with toddlers and I recommend this for youth and adult usage to prevent odors from developing
Please do not wash the training pants and wet bags with VELCRO diapers
as this will ruin the trim by snagging it.
If you have any staining problem (and this is rare), I recommend that you line dry them in the sun - it does a really nice job of taking care of those stains without any harsh chemicals!
****Do not wash the trainers with velcro products!!*****
- the velcro will wreck the Fold Over Elastic!
1) These training pants shrink about 2 inches in the waist and 1 1/2 inches in the thigh, so prewash (wash in Hot, dry on High) these at least twice before you judge the fit! I recommend washing just one with your white load to check the fit before you wash your entire order.
2) These also need to be prewashed as stated above or the inside fabric will repel liquid and you will have a leaky mess!
3) These will wash/dry best if unsnapped first!
For best results, , please follow the appropriate instructions below:
For Hemp/Cotton Fleece Folding Inserts: Boil the inserts in a large pan of water with 1 tsp dishwashing detergent added, for 20 minutes and then allow to cool slightly. Pour off excess water and dump the inserts into you washing matching and then wash them in HOT water with 1/2 the normal amount of detergent and dry on HIGH 3 cycles to strip the hemp of it's natural oils and maximize the absorbency.
For Velour Inserts: Prewash in hot with a little dishwashing detergent and dry on high, wash once more with laundry detergent and they should be ready to go. If you have your hot water tank turned down you may need to boil the inserts following the instruction for the hemp inserts above.
***Do not wash the Wet Bags as the velcro will wreck the stitching ***
Wet Bags should be prewashed in hot and dried on high to seal the PUL! These can be washed with you diapers.
If you have any further questions about
washing and care please contact Ruth