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Before using Charlie BananaWe recommend that the diapers be washed before use. We also recommend you wash the inserts 4-6 times before use in order to let the fabric pores open and obtain maximum absorbency.
CleaningKnock solids into the toilet and shake or rinse off any residue. Remove the washable insert and store both diaper and insert in either a dry diaper pail or a pail of water until ready for washing. Wash in cold or warm water to a maximum of 40C. Use any eco-friendly detergent, only half of the recommended amount is needed. Do not use fabric softener or bleach. Tumble dry on low or hang to dry.
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Tips for changing at home:
Most of the solid will come off easily from the fleece. Below are a few options to remove any stubborn residue:
You can soak your diapers in a wet pail and rinse them off lightly before washing or you can simply throw them in your dry pail or the washing machine. We recommend adding a bit of plain white vinegar to the wash and a few tablespoons of baking soda to help eliminate any smells on a weekly basis.
DO NOT USE BLEACH because this will damage the lamination of the diaper.
Charlie Banana® diapers do not usually stain. However, some slight staining may occur if a child is on a certain type of medication or depending on the child's diet. Whenever possible, hang your diapers outside to dry naturally. Not only will you conserve energy, but your diapers will also benefit from natural bleaching by the sun.
If you purchased a Charlie Banana® diaper that has a printed design at the back, we recommend that you wash the diaper inside out. It is like a printed T-Shirt. Your diapers are washed everyday it is the best to ensure the print design to last a long time.