Washing Your Honeybuns
PREPPING NEW DIAPERS & INSERTS:
- Microfiber inserts: Wash once with hot water before use.
- Hemp/organic cotton inserts: Wash 3+ times with hot water separately from your other diapers, to wash out the natural oils. After that, you can wash all of your diapers/inserts together (TIP: I usually just throw them in with my regular laundry a few times to prep).
WASHING DIRTY DIAPERS & INSERTS:
First, shake/spray off any excess mess into the toilet as soon as it’s dirtied. Using our washable/disposable cloth liners helps with this process! Store dirty diapers and inserts in a diaper pail, wetbag, etc. until you are ready to wash a load of diapers/inserts/liners. Begin with a rinse. Then wash on HOT or WARM with your preferred diaper/baby detergent. Rinse again. Dry. You can dry in the dryer on medium or low heat. I usually do this, and then remove the diaper shells, and run the inserts again with a hotter setting if need be.
After drying let cool (helps maintain the integrity of the elastic), replace inserts (recommended 1-3+ inserts in each diaper) and store for next use!
- Do not iron.
- Do not bleach cotton outer diapers.
- No fabric softeners/dryer sheets.
Visit our Cloth Diaper Laundry Hacks/Tips page for information on staining, safe diaper creams, yeast, stripping, bleach soaking, caring for cotton diapers, and cleaning your washing machine and dryer.
- Use cloth wipes instead of disposable wipes. Read more HERE.
- Recommended Detergents: Hard water-Tide original powder. Soft water-Gain. HE machines-Foca.
- Line dry in the sunshine (the sun helps to remove stains - lemon juice helps)
- Hang/line dry cotton-printed outer diapers. After repeated machine drying, cotton prints will fade and fray around the edges. Read more about cotton printed outer diapers here.
- Storing your Honeybuns for future babies: use a cloth breathable bag like a mesh laundry bag or a pillowcase. Avoid airtight sealing containers since it can break down elastics.