Before You start
Now that you have chosen your new set of beautiful Mother-ease nappies you'll want to get started but there are a few things to do before you do..
the washing and care instructions carefully ensures your
Mother-ease nappies and covers will last through 2-3 years of regular
use. Wash all nappies and liners before use to help fluff up the fibres to make them fully absorbent.
you are new to Mother-ease dont' be tempted to wash your full set of
nappies in one go. Wash a few through first to try; if you then
change your mind about washables altogether or if you want to swap to
one of the other Mother-ease nappies you can return them to us. We
cannot refund or exchange washed products.
change time remove as much soiling as possible from the nappy;
using paper liners inside the nappies makes this easier and
helps to minimise the staining. Place the nappies in a bucket and
cover with cold water. You can add a few drops of tea tree
oil to start cleansing or a bio-degradable nappy sanitiser such as BioD Nappy Fresh ( Do Not use nappy sanitisers which contain
products, chlorides (bleach), fluorides, peroxides nor any harsh
solvents. Do not rinse cloth nappys in toilets containing automatic
toilet bowl cleaners.
. Change the water everyday to minimise any smells.
isn't essential but advisable if nappies are heavily soiled or if
they are not being washed immediately. If you prefer you can dry
store the nappies in a bucket until you are ready to wash.
DO NOT SOAK NAPPY COVERS.
All Mother-ease nappies, absorbent liners and covers
are machine washable. You can wash up to 60 degrees and use a
non-biological washing powder. 60 degrees is the recommended
temperature to ensure the nappies are fully cleansed; wraps can be
washed at lower temperatures with a regular clothes wash.
not wash at hotter temperatures as this will damage the fabric and
reduce the life of the nappies. Do not use any kind of bleaching agents
to try to remove stains as this will also damage the fabrics. Do not use
fabric conditioners in your nappy wash as this will put a waxy layer
over the fabric and affect the nappy's absorbency and damage the covers.
If your nappies do start to feel a bit rough, a cup of vinegar in the
final rise of your wash eliminates detergent build-up and softens the
fibres of the nappy fabric.
If you have opted for the Mother-ease Multi-fit nappy or are using the Rikki nappy covers remeber to close the velcro tabs prior to washing to prevent snagging.
you can its better to line dry as it saves on your electric
bill and sunshine is an excellent natural bleaching agent (and its
cheaper and greener). The nappies can be tumble dried on a
medium-low setting. There is no need to tumble dry the nappy
covers as these are practically dry when they come out of the washing
If you are drying nappies and wraps indoors use an airer; don't be
tempted to put them on the radiator as this may damage the fabrics.
One Size Nappy Fitting Instructions
1. Place the nappy in an open position
2. Snap in the optional absorbent liner. If you are using the liner with a newborn baby just lie the liner in without fastening.
3. Tear off one sheet of paper liner and place this in the middle of the
nappy. If the liner is too long fold one end down to shorten
4. Place you child on the nappy and bring the front up between the legs.
5. If fastening on a newborn fold down the top edge to show a line of poppers.
6. Bring across the left side of the nappy and fasten, then bring the right side in and fasten to the outer left side popper.
Folding a Terry Nappy
1. Take nappy and fold in half
2. And in half again
3. Drag the top right corner out to the left to create a large triangle
4. Turn whole nappy over
5. Fold square piece over twice to form panel padded centre panel
1. Take the nappy and fold corners in to centre lines
2. Fold top corner down and fold bottom corner up