Prior to use, please carefully read these care and washing instructions in order to keep your Peachi Baby reusable nappies in the best condition.
PREWASH (New nappies)
Unsnap all poppers and put the nappies on a short rinse cycle with a small amount of good quality detergent. Once dry, they are ready for use but inserts will improve in absorbency, wash after wash.
- Carefully unsnap all of the snaps (poppers).
- DRY PAIL - Place any solids in the toilet and give shells and inserts a quick rinse under a tap to dilute the residue. Store nappies in a dry pail between washes. This will prolong the lifespan of fabrics, limit smells and help to avoid any nasty build-ups. Do not leave longer than 2-3 days.
- PRE-RINSE - Once you have a full load ready to wash, run a short cycle with a half amount of detergent. This removes the yucky stuff. Drain the dirty water away before the main wash.
- MAIN WASH - Wash nappies using the full recommended dose of a good quality detergent for your load size (without fabric softeners or bleaches). Run a long cycle (40 degrees) to get nappies thoroughly clean. If you want to wash the inserts at 60 degrees occasionally you can, but nappy shells are to be washed at no higher than 40 degrees. Note that sometimes you may need double the detergent for some plant-based detergents.
- DRY - AIR or LOW ONLY Tumble Dry for shells - Use caution if tumble drying shells, as high temperatures can delaminate the waterproof outer and void your warranty. Line drying is recommended for the shells, draped over the line fleece-side up, rather than hung vertically (to save the elastics). Inserts can be dried at any temperature and are less ridged after a tumble dry.
- Do not exceed spin speed of 800RPM when washing shells as this is bad for the elastics.
- Do not run nappy shells through a hot wash over 40 degrees as this can damage the PUL waterproof layer and will void your warranty.
- Nappy creams will require a warm to hot wash to remove oil and zinc residue (these impact absorbency). We recommend using a liner.
- Do not soak. Do not bleach.
- If your baby has particularly sensitive skin, consider running an optional short, final rinse to ensure all detergents are washed away and switch to a sensitive or plant based laundry detergent.
- Biological detergents work best and Ariel Bio would be our favourite. But this decision is up to you and what's best for your baby.
- Inserts are expected to shrink a bit (approx 10%) due to the high natural fibre content - extra fabric has been factored into the pattern to account for this. Giving them a good stretch after washing / drying will help flatten them out.