How to care for and wash cloth diapers

If you are going to have a child soon, this information probably interests you. Have you considered moving to cloth diapers? A recurring question in many families is the one about hygiene with this product. We tell you how to care for and wash a cloth diaperto get the most out of it and not spoil it.

Although we already know that there are different types of different cloth diapers, the truth is that when it comes to washing the tips are the same no matter what you are using. In fact, in general they follow the same rules as any baby clothes: for example, you should not use softener and, let alone bleach.

Tips for washing cloth diapers

It is necessary that, before using for the first time the cloth diaper, wash and dry a minimum of twice. For this, remember: the Softener can irritate your skin and also limits the absorbency of the diaper, so try to avoid it. Instead, opt for a soap that is not too greasy and that has no additives or phosphates.


As recommended in the specialized page Crianza Natural, as they are used diapers they should be soaked in a container after having removed the cakitas (with a piece of toilet paper, for example) in case our baby has done.

It is not necessary to add any product to this water, although there are families who pour some vinegar or powdered sodium carbonate to sterilize them. Of course, it's important change the water every day, and try the formula that best suits you, since each serves something different: vinegar helps the detergent work better, while soda neutralizes urine.


When cloth diapers are washed in the washing machine, you must select a hot water wash and Do not add too much detergente: with half a dose is enough. What is very important is the clarification: it is best to do it twice with cold water.

If you wonder if cloth diapers can be dried on the dryer The answer is yes, as long as it is at medium power, although it is best to lay them in the sun, as it is a natural disinfectant. Another option may be to leave them in the radiator, but if you opt for this, do it carefully.

Over the blankets, It is recommended not to leave them soaked like diapers, because their elastic bands could be damaged and, therefore, they would end up being impervious, which is their main function. For this reason it is advisable to wash them every two or three days (if they have not been stained) or when they have been soiled, taking special care that the closures do not damage the rest of the laundry. In this case, it is advised lay them out in the sun to dry them.


Despite all these advice, the truth is that it is possible that diaper that you have purchased has its specific characteristics, so do not forget to take a look at the instructions included in the diaper package.

Angela R. Bonachera

Video: How To: PROPERLY Wash Cloth Diapers


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