Strip washing is simply washing or soaking. It is a weak oxidation process, which removes some soiling, but does not sanitise. Chlorine bleach is able to remove minor stains, major stains, oxidise ammonia and sanitise against certain pathogens. You don’t need to strip wash because chlorine bleach is a far superior oxidiser.
New pads Cloth pads only require one wash with detergent prior to use, this can be with your nappies or normal laundry. No matter what fabric they are made from, they don’t absorb the same amount of liquid as nappies, so one wash is more than enough. You don’t need to soak them to build … Continue reading Cloth Pads (and menstrual underwear)
Vaccinations Eczema and Skin Conditions Acidic Urine and Alkaline Degradation Nappy Rash Fungal Infections Hand Foot and Mouth Other illnesses Vaccinations Cloth nappies can be used during and after vaccinations, without the need of any specific laundering or treatment. The oral rotavirus vaccine is live and a small amount may be excreted in poo but … Continue reading Skin Conditions. Illness and Infections. Vaccinations. Nappy Rash.
To remove stains Eg. food or dirt, try a Napisan/Vanish (or equivalent) soak then a good warm/hot wash. Or Sard soap for anything that Napisan doesn’t budge (eg. sunscreen) followed by a good warm-hot wash. For wool use Sunlight soap or Sard soap. See the Caring for Wool page for more information on washing wool. … Continue reading General Laundry Help