· Tip solids into toilet
· Remove inserts from pocket
· Rinse off excess
· Rinse night nappies
2 Dry Pail
· Place in a designated Dirty dry pail
*Something with lots of air flow, Avoid wood!
· Dirty dry pail items washed daily
· Shortest cycle that allows for 60*c
· ½ detergent and laundry booster *sard or vanish
· Add in any other soiled items *small loads are okay for pre washing
· *If using cloth overnight, rinse night nappy and prewash in the morning with yesterday’s nappies – this will reduce ammonia build up
4 Dry Pail
· Place prewashed items in a ‘prewashed’ dry pail
· Items do not need to be dried
· If items contain stains, rub with sunshine soap or a sard bar before placing in the dry pail (no need to rinse off)
· Rinsed menstrual pads can be placed in dry pail if water is running clear through pad.
5 Main Wash
· Main wash prewashed dry pail items ever 2-3 days (this will all depend on the size of your rotation too)
· Longest wash cycle that is NOT an eco-cycle (2-3 hours) between 40*c and 60*c
· Follow washing powder instruction for large or heavily soiled load
· All prewashed dry pail, light coloured smalls and baby clothing, wash cloths, ‘not paper’ towel
· A loosely full drum will insure the best wash and agitation.
*if you have a top loader without an agitator add in some plastic spike balls or dryer balls to help with agitation.
*avoid adding large items such as towels, pants or jumpers to your load, they can wrap around nappies and cause insufficient cleaning
· Inserts can be tumble dried on low heat or line dried. Direct sun if acceptable for inserts.
· Line dry shells out of direct sunlight.
*it is NOT recommended to place shells in the dryer or direct sunlight as too much heat can cause premature delamination and elastic damage.
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