Like new towels, cloth diapers also need to be washed a few times before they reach their full absorbency. We recommend washing new cloth diapers and inserts 2-3 times before using them, so that they reach their full absorbency. Use the shortest cycle on the washing machine (max 35°C). If you don’t have a full load of diapers, you can add some towels to make up a full load. We recommend line drying cloth diapers and inserts. Inserts can also be tumble dried on low.
Remove the dirty diaper and gently wipe the baby clean with a wet cotton washcloth. Gently pat the baby dry. We recommend giving the baby diaper a few minutes of diaper free time between diaper changes. Put on a fresh diaper and store the used diaper in a dry bucket.
Some useful tips
Stripping cloth diapers
Stripping is an extreme process and only needed if the inserts are repelling or if the diapers have a persistent terrible stink.
Stripping should not be necessary if laundry routine is correct. Look at fixing routine or detergent, or fixing hard water.