Cloth Nappies/ Diapers

We provide extensively tested general cloth use advice, from those who have been using cloth nappies successfully for many years. Our laundry and environmental information is developed by scientists who are experts in their fields, based on the fundamentals of chemistry, microbiology and other relevant disciplines.

Cloth wipes

Cloth wipes are easy to use and save you money. Use cloth wipes in conjunction with cloth nappies and wash them together.

New nappies

Wash new nappies once before use. They can be added to other laundry, ideally white or light coloured items to prevent picking up colour run.

Cloth nappy hire

Cloth hire is a great way to try a variety of cloth nappies before investing money into an endeavour that…

Cloth nappies for newborns

A newborn’s diet is milk (either breastmilk, formula or a mix of both), which means their nappies are easier to clean.

Adding absorbency to cloth nappies

If more absorbency is needed, here are some options. Cotton flats, prefolds, muslin cloth, trifolds, tea towels, face washes. These…

How to fit cloth nappies

Cloth nappies are designed to fit snug and low, like underwear. Getting the right fit can take a little practice….

Caring for wool covers

Wool covers are amazing, versatile items and only require periodic washes. Wool covers can be used over any fitted nappy during day or night.

Cloth nappies on a budget

There are several options for using cloth on a budget: second-hand nappies, new inexpensive Chinese-manufactured nappies, flats and prefolds.

Degradation of fabrics

Ammonia, bacteria (stains and smells), fungi (mould), sun exposure and the use of acids, bases and undiluted bleaches can damage nappies.

Soiled nappy storage

Overview Modern cloth nappies should be kept as dry as possible until they are washed. Do not soak your cloth…