Cloth nappy detergent index (UK)

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We recommend washing cloth nappies in 40-60°C water. Some detergents require 60°C to wash effectively.

Water hardness varies across the UK, because of this detergents provide specific dose amounts based on water hardness.

Use the amount on the packaging for your water hardness and heavy soiling. If your machine size is larger than 5kg you will need to add the additional amount specified for larger machines. More information.

Ariel Original Washing Liquid

At a glance:

  • Liquid
  • Top rated
  • Enzymes

Recommended for:

  • Medium water
  • Hard water
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Premium detergent. Contains phosphates. Gives an excellent clean on par with powder.

Sudsy in soft water.


≥40℃ Warm or hot wash

UK detergent doses vary depending on water hardness and machine size. More information.

Ariel Original Washing Powder

At a glance:

  • Powder
  • Top rated
  • Enzymes

Recommended for:

  • Soft water
  • Medium water
  • Hard water
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Premium detergent. Contains added wash boosters (sodium percarbonate). Leaves nappies stain-free and beautifully clean.

Incredibly reliable in soft water.


≥40℃ Warm or hot wash

UK detergent doses vary depending on water hardness and machine size. More information.

Fairy Non-Bio Laundry Powder

At a glance:

  • Powder
  • Top rated

Recommended for:

  • Soft water
  • Medium water
  • Hard water
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Hot (60ºC) wash only. Contains perfumes so not “sensitive safe”. Phosphate-free.


60℃ Hot wash

UK detergent doses vary depending on water hardness and machine size. More information.

Fairy Non-Bio Liquid

At a glance:

  • Liquid
  • Top rated

Recommended for:

  • Medium water
  • Hard water
More

Gets very sudsy in soft water, reducing dosage lead to nappies not getting clean.

Works fine in hard – moderate water, use powder for soft water.


60℃ Hot wash

UK detergent doses vary depending on water hardness and machine size. More information.

Persil Bio Laundry Powder

At a glance:

  • Powder
  • Enzymes

Recommended for:

  • Soft water
  • Medium water
  • Hard water
More

Persil (UK) Bio powder is suitable for most water hardness. A significant amount is required to work well in harder water.

 


≥40℃ Warm or hot wash

UK detergent doses vary depending on water hardness and machine size. More information.


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