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January 19, 2012

Detergents and the Modern Cloth Nappy – What Do I Need to Know?

baby instructionsDetergents and the Modern Cloth Nappy – What Do I Need to Know?

What is the Best Way to Wash and Care for Your Modern Cloth Nappies?

Our Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to these cooperative questions so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the topic. Enjoy and discover something new, and share with us in the comment box below.

Let’s see what our nappy experts have to say about our MCN topic: Detergents and the Modern Cloth Nappy… What do I need to know?

Emma from Wrap ‘Em (closed) recommends:

Stay right away from any bleaches, enzymes, softeners and stick either with an eco-type powder or liquid, or a specific nappy detergent such as Rockin’ Green. Lots of sun is fantastic for making your nappies smell clean and fresh!

Kendall from Australian Baby Supplies recommends:

Use about 1/4 ? 1/2 of the amount you usually do and choose a washing powder that is phosphate free. Do not use a fabric softener as they will coat the fabric of the nappy and reduce its absorbency.

Melissa from Little Para Pants recommends:

I’ve always used half the amount of detergent that the box/bottle recommends. They still get clean and they don’t smell like detergent!

Charndra from Part Time Nappy Free recommends:

I recommend looking at the article The Science of Washing Nappies, and finding out about SoapNuts and learning all you can from our nappy experts on this page, as well as here and here! Plus, do take careful note of the washing instructions from the maker of the nappy – it may have fabrics or embellishments in need of special washing care.

Nyree from Kodomo recommends:

Use a mild and natural detergent. Avoid anything that says it contains active brighteners or softeners and fragrance or perfume. Fragrance and perfume in products are usually phthalates in disguise (Don’t know about this nasty found in many household products? – try a Google search to find out more).

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– Charndra

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