Questions and Answers

And item care

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How do I wash cloth nappies?

I am going to try and summarise this as best I can, however if you have any more questions about washing your cloth nappies, feel free to email us at earthybums@gmail.com

  1. Dry-pail your dirty nappies in a vessel with large holes for air flow (this actually reduces the smell, trust me). Do not soak your nappies as this is a drowning hazard for young children. 

  2. Pre-wash these dirty nappies at the end of the day or in the morning, whatever suits you. I recommend using half a scoop of detergent and about a 30 minute rinse cycle. 

  3. Place the pre-washed nappies in a large laundry hamper, again with holes for air flow.

  4. Once you have enough pre-washed nappies (after a couple of days), you are ready for a main wash. Fill your washing machine about 2/3 of the way full, use 1-1.5 scoops of detergent and put on for a long wash, at about 40 or 60 degrees. (Do not wash at more than 90 degrees as this damages the elastics and PUL). Personally I use my machines 'cotton' cycle. 

Congratulations! You have clean nappies! Nappies CAN go in the dryer, however this may shorten the life span of the elastics. It is best practice to line dry. 

What about the poop?

If your baby is exclusively breast fed (no formula and no food) then this is easy. Breast fed poop is water soluble, so it can go straight in the washing machine. No need to rinse. 

If your baby is on formula or is eating food, you will need to wash the poop off as best you can before putting in the washing machine. You can use the dunk and swish method (youtube it), but I highly recommend buying a nappy sprayer so you can just spray the nappy over the toilet. 

All of our nappies come with a microfleece liner. The purpose of this is to help you catch the more solid poops. It is easier to spray the liner than the whole nappy. 

Natural detergent?

Much to our dismay, eco, natural detergents are just not as effective as cleaning nappies as we would like them to be. 

We recommend using your stock standard detergents such as Almat, Biozet, Dynamo etc. 

If you really want to use natural detergent, you may have to increase the amount you use. 

Overalls care?

Our overalls are made out of 100% linen cotton.
Please wash them in cold/warm water and do not tumble dry as this may cause some shrinkage.

What is your return policy?

We accept change of mind returns on overalls and bibs if they have been unused and unwashed, at the expense of the buyers return shipping.  
Unfortunately we cannot accept returns on nappies for hygiene reasons, unless the nappy is damaged or faulty.
In the unlikely event that an item you receive is faulty or damaged, you are entitled to a refund or exchange.

What are the payment options?

We accept Visa, Mastercard and PayPal.

 

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