Washing/Drying and Caring for your Nubunz Cloth Diapers

Our diapers are single use diapers. Wash the diaper and the insert after each use.

When wet, separate insert and Nubunz Diapers and store in a dry diaper pail.

If soiled, simply remove the solids into the toilet. Small solids stuck to the fleece will dissolve in the wash. Use a mini-shower toilet attachment to rinse off soiled diapers over the toilet.  This works great and keeps your washer from having to work too hard.

Nubunz Diapers can be stripped the same as all other PUL style diapers. They are all made from the same basic materials. 

How do I wash my cloth diapers?

First, run rinse or soak cycle with no detergent.  Use 1/4 to 1/2 of the recommended detergent for the wash.  Run them through on another cycle without detergent to make sure all the soap is out.  The second cycle isn't really necessary for everyone.  Our child will break out sometimes with detergents so we like to extra rinse to make sure it is all out of there

Second, run a cold or hot cycle with detergent.  Don’t use bleach on these diapers, it is destructive to the outer PUL.  It is not good for the waterproofing of the outer shell.  If you need additional cleaning, light Spray and Wash and good hot water washing works great.

Third, if your wash is not automatically followed by a rinse, run an additional rinse cycle. This step is only necessary with a particularly dirty load.

Fourth, tumble dry the diapers in dryer or hang to dry. Do not use fabric softener or pure soap.  Never dry on high heat.  The PUL outer layer by themselves dries very fast. You can save energy by hanging diaper covers to dry.  This will also extend the life of the diapers.  All major brands recommend these same methods.

What types of detergents should I or can I use?

Use should use a detergent you are comfortable with.  Also you want to know how your baby's skin will react to it. Try to get detergent that is oil free, or it could cause the diapers to leak. The oil will prevent the outer shell from working to its maximum efficiency.  A good example of a good detergent is Melapower scent-free, it contains no harsh chemicals.  It does have some tea tree oils, but it doesn't’t appear to effect absorbency. It also acts as an antibacterial agent.  Do not use bleach or fabric softener.

Most babies will experience little to no diaper rash while using cloth diapers.  Cloth diapers breathe and let your baby’s skin stay naturally healthy.  Do not use any rash or diaper ointments or creams with the diapers.  The oils in these will make the Nubunz Brand Diaper lose some moisture protection.