How to Deep Clean and Sanitize Modern Cloth Nappies.

To deep clean and sanitize modern cloth nappies, you can follow these steps:

  1. Before washing, consider sorting your nappies by color and level of soiling. This will help prevent staining and ensure that all nappies are cleaned thoroughly.
  2. Rinse off any solid waste from the nappies using a diaper sprayer or by dunking them in a toilet.

  3. Wash the nappies in a washing machine on a hot water cycle, using a cloth diaper specific sanitizer before washing. Some options include bleach, hydrogen peroxide, or Bac-Out (a natural enzyme cleaner). Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for use and dilution.

  4. For extra sanitizing, you can add a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle or run an extra rinse cycle.

  5. Dry the nappies in the dryer on a medium to high heat setting or hang them to dry in the sun.

  6. If you notice any stains or discoloration on the nappies, you can pretreat them with a stain remover before washing.

  7. If you notice any persistent odors or staining, consider stripping your nappies. This involves washing the nappies multiple times with hot water and a cloth diaper specific detergent or sanitizer to remove any buildup of detergent, minerals, or bacteria.

  8. Regularly check for wear and tear on your nappies and replace them as needed. This will help ensure that they are providing the best possible protection for your baby and are easy to clean.

  9. Finally, always make sure that your nappies are completely clean and dry before storing them to prevent any bacteria growth.

It's always best to check the manufacturer's instructions for care, as some brands may have different cleaning recommendations.

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