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13/05/2013 at 11:37
How many times should I wash them?
at what temp? 30/40?
do I use detergent every time?
13/05/2013 at 11:52
My care label said wash 10 times before 1st use, but I only washed once and just changed the nappies a little more frequently to begin with.
I wash at 50 normally, and every now and then up it to 90 for a deep clean. You could probably get away with 30 but as it's poo/wee I like to be extra cautious. Have learned from the ladies on here to do a rinse cycle first to avoid baking in the poo
You use a third of your normal amount of detergent, NO fabric conditioner.
13/05/2013 at 12:02
They reach their maximum absorbancy after 10 washes, but you don't have to do 10 before starting using them IYSWIM. If you were doing a special load then I wouldn't bother with detergent (and remember they don't need to dry between washes) but you could just chuck a few in with each load you are doing anyway rather than doing all that extra washing that you don't need to.
Normally I did the following for washing nappies (once being used rather than pre-washing)
normal wash at 60
I found the extra rinse at the end stopped the build up of detergent so I didn't have to strip them.
13/05/2013 at 12:04
Oh yes I'll use a much higher temp when they are in use but this is just he pre washing before I start using them.
10 washes and 10 lots of detergent seems excessive though! I might do 3 or 4 quick washes I think
13/05/2013 at 12:06
I wouldn't use detergent at all in pre-washing them, no point starting the build up before you need to. I reckon your plan sounds fine.
13/05/2013 at 12:07
morph what nappies?
shove in a btah of water overnight then wash once, that will do x
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