How to wash cloth diapers

Here are the 5 most common mistakes moms make while washing cloth diapers – Here below are 5 most common mistakes on How to wash cloth diapers explained

Washing cloth diapers in less water or less detergent or more detergent:

Using the right amount of detergent is extremely vital. Using less detergent or less water will not make the cloth diapers clean enough for the next use. Using more detergent will lead to detergent built up leading to problems in absorbency. The durability of soakers also depends on your wash routine

Not washing the cloth diapers regularly:

Not washing the used cloth diapers for more than 2 days affects its performance in the long run. While washing everyday is highly recommended, washing once in every two days is also fine.

Washing the cloth diapers gently:

Washing cloth diapers in the washing machine makes them cleaner with less effort. They can be even spin dried. However, if you are washing them by hand, it is important to wash them with good agitation so that the pee is removed completely and the diapers are fresh enough for the next use. They don’t need a gentle wash. Do not use brush on them. You may use a tooth brush once in a while to scoop out the poop properly (do that gently though).

Using disinfectants like Dettol:

Dettol is not recommended on cloth diapers. The additives on dettol can cling to the fabric and cause irritation. In order to sanitise cloth diapers, sun drying them is the best option. Also read –  Stink in your cloth diapers?

Choosing the wrong detergents:

To wash diapers it is important to avoid the use of liquid detergents and soap bars. Liquids contain softeners and additives which are not recommended. While soaps leave residue which leads to detergent built up. You can use any main stream detergents which doesn’t have fragrances, softeners and additives. For that matter, surf excel regular detergent is recommended.

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14 thoughts on Common Mistakes in Washing Cloth Diapers

  • ShwetaSeptember 20, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Can I use Wheel for washing diapers

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    • SuperBottomsSeptember 24, 2019 at 3:19 am

      Hi Shweta,
      We definitely don’t encourage using any detergents except for Surf Excel Easy Wash or Tide Original. These contain no additives and scents and therefore will not affect the absorbency or the fabric of the diaper. Please follow only the recommended wash routines for best results.
      Regards,
      Team Superbottoms

      Reply
  • AhamedSeptember 25, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    How much detergent (in quantity)should be taken to wash single diaper

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    • SuperBottomsSeptember 27, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      Hi Ahamed,
      It is difficult to say exactly how much detergent should be taken. It depends on various things like the size of your bucket/ washing machine, the amount of water used, and so on. A good rule to go by is that by the end of your wash, the diaper should smell fresh, while the last rinse should produce clean water that is free of any detergent suds. If you see many suds appearing in the water, it may be too much detergent.
      Regards,
      Team Superbottoms

      Reply
  • Mounika GarimidiSeptember 26, 2019 at 9:35 am

    after wash uno taken long time to dry way

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    • SuperBottomsSeptember 27, 2019 at 5:05 pm

      Hi Mounika,
      Thank you for sharing. If the diaper is spin-dried in the machine, it typically dries in half a day. We recommend buying and stocking atleast 2-3 diapers so you can use them in rotation. You might also want to try our Magic Soakers, which work exactly the same but are designed to dry in half the time. For any support or queries, we are always available on call/WhatsApp at 9819313426
      Regards,
      Team Superbottoms

      Reply
  • ChithraOctober 13, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Hi, Can I use liquid baby laundry detergent to wash these cloth diapers? Thanks in advance.

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    • SuperBottomsOctober 15, 2019 at 2:59 am

      Hi Chithra,
      It is not recommended to use any liquid detergents. We only recommend Surf Excel Detergent Powder. Liquid detergents have fragrances and additives that affect the fabric and its absorbency.
      Regards,
      Team Superbottoms

      Reply
  • BALAOctober 17, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Hi,
    While using cloth diapers i may found the baby skin become black…can u plc suggest me for this…my baby is heavy wetter, since i haved changed cloth or disposable diapers once in every 4 to 5 hrs but still it seems her skin change black…

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    • SuperBottomsOctober 17, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      Hi Bala,
      We can assure you that your baby’s skin could not turn black after the use of a cloth diaper. Besides, it is quite normal for skin around the genital area to be darker than the rest of the body. Our diapers contain no chemicals or scents and are made of certified organic cotton. You might want to try wiping your baby clean during every diaper change. For any support or queries, we are always available on call/ WhatsApp at 9819313426.
      Regards,
      Team Superbottoms

      Reply
  • Archana VeerabahuNovember 11, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Can I use surf excel liquid detergent?

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    • SuperBottomsNovember 14, 2019 at 3:06 am

      Hi Archana,
      We only recommend Surf Excel Easy Wash Detergent powder. Liquid detergents can affect the fabric’s absorbency and damage it.
      Regards,
      Team Superbottoms

      Reply
  • JohnprasadmedaNovember 13, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    I order cloth daiper in first time please tell me how to clean the daiper before using on my baby

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    • SuperBottomsNovember 14, 2019 at 3:31 am

      Hi there,
      Prepping is basically a process of preparing diapers to be fully absorbent.
      All our diapers get fully absorbent after one wash. You may wash the diaper normally, using Surf Excel.
      Regards,
      Team Superbottoms

      Reply

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