Category: Laundry tips

Cloth nappy washing information. Laundry tips and hints. How to wash your cloth nappies

Getting rid of ammonia smell in cloth nappies

Ammonia smell in cloth nappies

Suffering from an ammonia smell in cloth nappies and wondering what is causing it and how to get rid of it?  Our tips and hints should help you to get rid of even the most eye-watering odour. What causes the ammonia smell in cloth nappies? I have to admit, when my oldest child was in […]

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Tips for sunning nappies

Top tips for sunning nappies

Sunshine is fantastic, it makes us feel better, it warms things up and it’s great for cloth nappies. Not only will it help get rid of stains, but a bit of sunshine also helps to get rid of any germs on the nappies and freshen them up. But what’s the best way to get the most […]

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Why you should always rinse your nappies

As a rule, I don’t usually say you must do this, or you mustn’t do that when it comes to cloth nappies. Of course there is always an exception to this rule, which is why I’m going to tell you why you should always rinse your nappies before you wash them. Why rinse your nappies […]

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Drying nappies in winter

I woke up this morning to snow, which was a little unexpected (but very exciting for the children of course) but it reminded me; winter is here. As beautiful as a crisp, cold day is, it’s not always the best for getting your cloth nappies dry, so how do you deal with drying nappies in […]

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Kicking up a stink about cloth nappies

Sometimes people are put off the idea of using cloth nappies because they are worried about the smell. You might be worried that having dirty nappies sitting ready to wash might be a bit whiffy, or you might have heard that cloth nappies smell bad. Really though, there’s no need to kick up a stink about […]

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Dealing with the poo

Something that puts a lot of people off cloth nappies, is the thought of dealing with the poo. There are though, lots of products on the market that can help make the cleaning up of solid waste from nappies a bit more pleasant, and will mean that dealing with the poo shouldn’t be such a […]

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Dealing with stinky nappies

Yuck, stinky nappies!  One of the biggest problems that some people have with cloth nappies is dealing with stinky nappies.  In my early days of cloth nappy use I had to deal with the stinky nappies issue.  Usually cloth nappies actually smell better than disposable ones, but every now and again, parents find that their […]

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Have I ruined my nappies?

I often come across people one line asking “have I ruined my nappies?” when they find out that they (or someone else) has done something to their cloth nappies that isn’t recommended.  If you’ve been wondering “have I ruined my cloth nappies” and want to know how to fix things, then here we’ll look at […]

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Which laundry detergent is best for cloth nappies?

When it comes to washing cloth nappies, choosing the right laundry detergent can be a bit of a challenge.  Choosing the wrong one could mean that your nappies just don’t get clean enough, become smelly or possibly even damage the nappies.  Different people find that they like different laundry detergents depending on their situation, so […]

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Eco strip washing reusable nappies

Have you tried Eco strip washing?  Quite often people talk about the need to strip wash their reusable nappies, as they have become very smelly.  There are all kinds of ways to do this, and we will be discussing these in more detail in a future post.  In the meantime here is something a little […]

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