We’re glad you asked! It’s easy! Here are the basics for normal washing of your LaniBaby cloth diapers:
1) Remove solids from diaper.
*Exclusively breastfed babies do not need their diapers rinsed prior to wash day. EBF poo is water soluble!
2) Remove inserts from diaper prior to wash. Store inserts and diapers in a dry pail.
3) Prewash with line 1 detergent using a quick cycle.
4) Main wash with full recommended detergent using a long or heavy duty cycle.
*Please do not use a sanitize or steam cycle.
5) Tumble dry normal or line dry.
*Please, never stretch warm elastics as this can cause them to become irreversibly stretched.
*If line drying, please do not hang your diapers vertically, as this will stretch out the elastics prematurely. Instead, hang them horizontally.
Pro Tip #1: Wash diapers and inserts with other small laundry items (bibs, socks, wash cloths, baby clothes, burb cloths, etc). Cloth diapers and inserts washed with large or bulky items can become trapped in those items, resulting in ineffective cleaning.
Pro Tip #2: Most regular detergents are safe to use on cloth and our favorite is good old fashioned Tide! We do not recommend using detergents that are specially labeled for cloth diapers, or the use of essential oils, soap nuts, vinegar, or homemade laundry mixes, etc. The use of these soaps will void your warranty, please use with caution.
Please see Fluff Love University’s (the experts of cloth diapering) list of approved detergents here.
We wish we could! Water hardness, detergents, and washing machines are just a few variables that can vary drastically from family to family. However! The experts at the Fluff Love & CD Science Facebook page can create unique, personalized wash routines just for you!