HOW TO WASH NEW DIAPERS BEFORE USE

Your brand new diapers have arrived. How exciting! But just how do you wash them to get them ready for baby? Below are some instructions to guide you on this first task. We offer general recommendations by product type that will be ideal if you are prepping multiple types of items. We also include the very specific recommendations for each brand for you to reference.

General Recommendations by Product Type

AIO Diapers
Wash 1 to 3 times before use. Dry on medium or line dry.

Fitted Diapers
Wash on hot 3 times before use. Dry on medium heat in dryer.

Fleece Covers
Wash once before use. Dry on medium heat or line dry.

Hemp Inserts and Prefolds
Hemp products contain lots of natural oils, so it will take several washings before they reach maximum absorbency. Washing them 3-5 times in hot water before use is usually sufficient. Hemp products will continue to gain in absorbency during their first set of 10 washes.

Microterry Inserts
Wash once before use. Dry on low heat.

Prefold Diapers
Before use wash prefold diapers on hot 5 times with detergent. Wash on hot once without detergent. Dry on high heat in dryer.

Pocket Diapers
Wash once before use. Dry on medium heat or line dry.

PUL Covers
Wash once before use. Dry on medium heat or line dry.

Swim Wear
Wash once before use. Line dry.

Training Pants
Wash once before use. Dry on medium heat.

Wool Covers
Wool Covers will need to be lanolized before use. Lanolizing is done by dissolving a small (pea-sized) amount of pure lanolin (such as Lansinoh) in hot water and adding a drop of wool wash to the hot water solution to help dissolve the lanolin. Add the lanolin solution to a basin of tepid water and gently stir befor adding your cover. Allow the cover to soak for about 15 minutes. After soaking, wrap your cover in a towel to squeeze out excess water and hang dry.