Why Do My Nappies Smell?

Nappies should smell completely clean and fresh when they come out of the washing machine. If they smell like poo or wee out of the machine, or smell like a cat litter box while in the pail, or once wee’d in, it’s time to troubleshoot.

With adequate agitation/loading, a decent detergent and warm-hot water (40-60⁰C), nappies should come out of the machine smell free.

Use the bleach sanitise option or 90/95⁰C cycle option to neutralise ammonia, the Canesten/Dettol sanitise option will not neutralise ammonia.


Trouble shooting (March 2018)