First Initial Wash
Prewash your diapers once before using them with hot water and detergent. During this prewash, wash no more than 8-10 diapers at a time in order to minimize lint accumulation.
Wash Before Use - See return policy on washed products and our Laundry Detergent Disclaimer*
Wash and Care Instructions
- Wet cloth diapers go directly into the diaper pail, no rinsing is necessary. Soiled cloth diapers are rinsed in the toilet, then put into the diaper pail. Mother-ease offers a diaper sprayer that attaches to your toilet to simplify rinsing. Review this product in our shopping section under “Diapering Accessories”.
- When the pail is full, dump the cloth diapers directly into the washing machine.
- Pre-rinse or do a short cycle with warm water and detergent. Use the detergent you use for the rest of your laundry (without bleach). Avoid the use of fabric softeners, or use just a small amount (overuse may result in reduced absorbency).
- Wash the cloth diapers in a full cycle, at highest water level, using HOT water, and the full amount of detergent (without bleach). Bleach is very harsh against your baby’s skin and may damage the cloth diaper’s fibers and elastics.
- The washed diapers may either be line dried or dried in the dryer.
Note: Diapers should be washed in water hot enough to kill bacteria: 140°F or 60°C
Soiled Diaper Covers
Hand or machine wash with your diapers using laundry detergent and tumble dry, or line dry. Close Rikki covers (hook and loop) before washing or drying and/or use a small mesh laundry bag.
Bedwetter Pants and Training Pants - turn inside out to expose cotton for laundering.
Swim Diapers - hand wash in warm water and line dry. Do not wrap wet swim diaper in towel. Garment may bleed color.
Breathable Diaper Pail Meshes and Wet Bags - wash in hot water and detergent before use. Color may bleed with blue and red mesh pail bags.
(A) Wet pail or Pre-soak system - best for reduced staining
- Place Mother-ease breathable mesh pail bag into diaper pail, add water and a teaspoon of detergent* and fill to desired level. Place used diapers into pail and let soak (soiled diapers are first rinsed in toilet). When ready to launder the mesh bag may be lifted out of the pail and placed over/near a drain. Empty the remaining water from the pail into the toilet. When much of the water has drained from the bag, place bag back into pail and transport to washing machine. Be sure to open the bag so that the diapers can work their way out during the wash cycle.
- Run a pre-rinse or short cycle with warm water with ½ oz laundry detergent.
- Wash the diapers in a full cycle, at highest water level, using hot water (140°F / 60°C), and the manufacturers recommended amount of laundry detergent. Avoid bleach as it can be very harsh against your baby’s skin and will damage the diaper’s fibers and elastics. Avoid the use of commercial fabric softeners. Use will result in reduced / no absorbency.
- Washed diapers may either be line dried or dried in the dryer on medium heat.
For both wet and dry pail systems wipe pail clean regularly with warm soapy water.
(B) Dry pail system - most convenient
- Place Mother-ease breathable mesh pail bag into diaper pail, add used diapers (soiled diapers must be rinsed in toilet). When ready to launder lift the mesh bag out of pail and transport to laundry machine. Be sure to open the bag so that the diapers can work their way out during the wash cycle.
- Run a pre-rinse or a short cycle with warm water and ½ ounce of laundry detergent.
- and 4. Follow Mother-ease washing and drying instructions above.
For both wet and dry pail systems wipe pail clean regularly with warm soapy water.
Helpful Notes and Hints
Waterproof Covers - Use over cloth diapers to prevent leakage. Can usually be used 3 to 4 times before washing, provided they aren't soiled.
Diaper Sprayer - Simplify a messy diaper clean up. It installs to your toilet's water supply in 5 easy minutes.
How to Prevent Odors and Staining with the Dry Pail System - Important: to avoid odors from setting into fabrics when using Dry Pail Method, do not leave diapers sitting in a closed pail for days at a time. Diapers should be able to breathe. Use a vented diaper pail and a breathable mesh pail liner to encourage air circulation. At the end of each day used diapers stored without pre-soaking should be run through a rinse and spin or equivalent machine cycle. Rinsed diapers can be returned to the pail or ideally spread/hung to dry. Remember set odors are difficult to remove.
Diaper Stains - Rinse soiled diapers promptly in the toilet using a diaper sprayer to minimize stains. Flushable Diaper Liners or Stay Dry Liners will also help. Should you have a tough stain, apply Laundry Miracle directly to the stain and gently rub until the stain has lifted. Repeat if necessary.
Hot Water - ensure more hot water gets to your machine by running the hot water tap nearest your machine until water is hot.
Fabric Softener - Country Breeze Fabric Softener is the ONLY fabric softener that is safe to use on any cloth diapers.
Creams - Sticky barrier creams used to help prevent diaper rash can leave residues making diapers water repellent. Flushable Diaper Liners will help prevent residue from accumulating on diapers.
Flushable Diaper Liners - To simplify the clean up of soiled diapers, flushable paper and bamboo liners may be laid into the diapers.
Diaper Rash - A number of factors can cause diaper rashes. The first thing to try is more frequent diaper changes. Should the problem persist, run another final rinse cycle and add a cup of white vinegar.
*Mother-ease does not recommend the use of oxygenated products (hydrogen peroxide - OxyClean), chlorides (bleach), fluorides, peroxides nor any harsh solvents (sodium percarbonate). Do not rinse diapers in toilets containing automatic toilet bowl cleaners. Use of these products will cause fabric disintegration on all natural fibers evidenced by balding spots throughout one or all layers of diaper and will adversely affect product longevity.
Laundry Detergent Disclaimer*
Mother-ease does not recommend the use of boutique type detergents due to customer complaints. These include (but are not limited to) Charlies Soap, Allens Naturally, Nellies Soda, Rockin' Green, Country Save, Laundry Tarts, any type of Soap Nuts, 7th Generation Soap, and Ecos.
Mother-ease does not recommend any homemade detergents. Fat deposits from soap can accumulate in the diapers layers and cause water repellency.
Do not use laundry detergent products containing sodium percarbonate, hydrogen peroxide (oxygen bleach) or optical brighteners. These ingredients are often listed. When combined with uric acid and ammonia a reaction occurs causing natural fibers to dissolve. These ingredients are also harsh on diaper covers and cover binding.
Note: Oversized large waterproof (nylon coated or PUL laminated) diaper pail liners should not be washed with cloth diapers. Due to the large size, they restrict water movement, interfere with effective detergent removal during rinse cycles and impede water extraction during the spin cycles.
With our local manufacturing, we are pleased to provide durable, well-designed cloth diapers, diaper covers and diapering accessories.
Mother-ease offers a lifetime warranty on our Snaps and Elastics.
This warranty is for the reasonable lifetime of the diaper. This does not cover slight relaxing of elastics.
Mother-ease offers a 1-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship on our:
Sandy's Fitted Diapers, One Size Fitted Diapers, Wizard Duo Inserts, Reusable Nursing Pads, Baby Wipes, Absorbent Liners and Wizard Boosters.
This covers product stitching, seams and fabric holes discovered immediately upon receipt of item. This does not include normal wear and tear, slight variances in snap placement, odor issues, pilling, leaks, staining, repelling and holes or tears in the fabric or loose stitching due to wash routine or regular use.
Mother-ease offers a 6-month warranty against defects in materials and workmanship on our:
Diaper covers, Wizard Uno's, Big Kid Training Pants and Bedwetter Pants.
This covers product stitching, seams, holes discovered upon arrival, and irregular deformity. This does not cover staining, fading, slight variances in snap placement, leaks, pilling, holes or tears in fabric or loose stitching that develop due to wash routine or regular use (items caught, torn or melted in the washer/dryer).
This warranty is available only to the original purchaser from the date of purchase.
All warranty is null and void when products containing harsh solvents such as hydrogen peroxide (oxygen bleach), sodium percarbonate or optical brighteners are used.
Exchange and Return Policy:
Mother-ease® will provide a full refund, less actual shipping costs, on unused, unwashed, resalable products for a period of 6 months from the date of purchase.
Should you want to exchange a product during this 6 month time period, simply send the item back at your expense and we will ship the exchange back at our expense. The exchange would also need to be unused, unwashed and in resalable condition.
All Returned or Exchanged items require a Return Authorization Number before shipping back your order and include your receipt with the return. Return shipping costs are the customer’s responsibility.
For Mother-ease to provide quick and efficient returns and exchanges, please fill out our Return & Exchange Form