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soexcited
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Washing reuseable nappies what washing powder to use?

Jun 5th, 2007, 14:13 PM   #1
 
I have brought a set of reuseable nappies (motherease). Now my questions are do i need to wash them before i use them? And what washing powder shall i use?
 
 
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Jun 5th, 2007, 14:22 PM   #2
 
i have the little lamb ones and had to wash them 3 times before you use them to make them more absorbant (like a towel).
I washed them one with nothing, then again with half the recommended amount of detergent (it should be non-bio) and then again with nothing. I just ran all three washes back to back, no drying in between and definatly no fabric conditioner as it stops them from absorbing properly.
I just use tesco brand non-bio powder tablets and just use one with each wash as im washing them nearly every day or second day and it would cost a fortune in brand powder.
Hope thats helps
 
 
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Jun 5th, 2007, 14:25 PM   #3
 
Thanks so something like fairy washing powder non bio?
 
 
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Jun 5th, 2007, 14:27 PM   #4
 
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Thanks so something like fairy washing powder non bio?
yeah that would be fine. i cant remember why it has to be non-bio but i think its just because its for a baby and bio powder might irritate their skin
 
 
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Jun 5th, 2007, 14:35 PM   #5
 
or try ecover, no harmful chemicals and better for your skin and the environment, but wahses just as well as the leading brands
 
 

 
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Jun 5th, 2007, 17:15 PM   #6
 
Or tescos do an own brand ecological cleaner which has a non-bio washing powder - called 'naturally effective' or something like that.

Glad you posted this as I wondering this too! I have tots bots bamboozles so will take the advice above re. washing before use!

Thanks girls!

Valentine xxx
 
 
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Jun 5th, 2007, 18:02 PM   #7
 
I use fairy non-bio (no softner as it 'coats' the nappy making it less absorbant). I've washed mine all three times and they are now in the draws ready for use...hopfully sooner rather than later!!
 
 
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