Washing Your Honeybuns

PREPPING NEW DIAPERS & INSERTS:

Pre-wash all cloth diapers once prior to first use. Pre-wash inserts:
  • Microfiber inserts: Wash once with hot water before use.
  • Hemp/organic cotton inserts: Wash 3+ times with hot water separately from your other diapers, to wash out the natural oils. After that, you can wash all of your diapers/inserts together (TIP: I usually just throw them in with my regular laundry a few times to prep).

 


WASHING DIRTY DIAPERS & INSERTS:

First, shake/spray off any excess mess into the toilet as soon as it’s dirtied. Using our washable/disposable cloth liners helps with this process! Store dirty diapers and inserts in a diaper pail, wetbag, etc. until you are ready to wash a load of diapers/inserts/liners. Begin with a rinse. Then wash on HOT or WARM with your preferred diaper/baby detergent. Rinse again. Dry. You can dry in the dryer on medium or low heat. I usually do this, and then remove the diaper shells, and run the inserts again with a hotter setting if need be.

After drying let cool (helps maintain the integrity of the elastic), replace inserts (recommended 1-3+ inserts in each diaper) and store for next use!

  • Do not iron.
  • Do not bleach cotton outer diapers.
  • No fabric softeners/dryer sheets.

Visit our Cloth Diaper Laundry Hacks/Tips page for information on staining, safe diaper creams, yeast, stripping, bleach soaking, caring for cotton diapers, and cleaning your washing machine and dryer.

 

TIPS:

  • Use cloth wipes instead of disposable wipes. Read more HERE.
  • Recommended Detergents: Hard water-Tide original powder. Soft water-Gain. HE machines-Foca.
  • Line dry in the sunshine (the sun helps to remove stains - lemon juice helps)
  • Hang/line dry cotton-printed outer diapers. After repeated machine drying, cotton prints will fade and fray around the edges. Read more about cotton printed outer diapers here.
  • Storing your Honeybuns for future babies: use a cloth breathable bag like a mesh laundry bag or a pillowcase. Avoid airtight sealing containers since it can break down elastics