Caring for Your TinyBumz

There are many ways to wash diapers. The main decision is soaking vs. not soaking. Feel free to experiment. We'll share our method of washing our diapers for virtually rash-free babies. Our experience has led us to believe that pre-soaking the diapers in the pail until washing can be more sanitary and produce better smelling diapers than not presoaking.

*We strongly advise against using chlorine bleach on your diapers. It will eventually damage the cotton fibers and wear out your diapers.

*Use environmentally or baby friendly laundry soap. You will only need a ¼ of a normal load.

Step #1

Fill the diaper pail 3/4 full of water and add either some non-chlorine bleach, baking soda or Bi-O-Kleen Bac-Out as a presoaking agent (the quantity will depend on the size of your pail, ranging from 2 Tbs to 1/3 cup in most cases).
If you do not presoak, you can add baking soda in with your laundry detergent to help prevent staining and odor.

Step #2

Wet diapers go directly into the pail; soiled diapers are rinsed first. Ideally, you are using our Flushable Biodegradeable Diaper Liners to minimize your rinsing. These are a parent's dream!

Step #3

Separate the inserts and covers as you put the diapers into the washing machine. You can run a pre-wash cycle with non-chlorine bleach added for extra cleaning if you wish.

Step #4

Wash on Cold or Warm water on HIGH water level and on Gentle Cycle. A couple times a month, use Hot Water for extra sanitation.

Step #5

Rinse twice (cold water is fine). Check the rinse water to be sure it is clear; soap residue can be irritating. You can add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of cheap white vinegar to the final wash to prevent ammonia buildup and restore pH if you wish. Not necessary, but can add extra peace of mind for some parents.

Step #6

Dry shell on low/gentle heat, or air dry (if you have extra diapers handy). Inserts only may be dried on HIGH heat. High heat on the shell may reduce absorbency over time.

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