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Setting up a wash routine

How Do I Wash My Diapers and Inserts?
Katrina O'Donnell
Written 3 years ago
Nothing like the smell of a fresh, clean pile of diapers.

Test out different methods of washing to find what works best at your house. Each machine, detergent, water, and baby is different so what works best for one customer might not work for you. That sounds like evasion, but there are a lot of variables! 

Please check out our handy wash routine app to help you develop a routine to work for you:

Before you begin, some things are universal:

1. Remove the Poop!

Yup. Everyone needs to do this step. Please make sure any solid "stuff" is already out of the diapers before you throw them in the washer. Newborn or breastfed poop can go right into the washer.

2. Pre-Wash / first wash

Pre-wash the diapers in warm water. This allows all the mess to rinse down the drain so the diapers are washed in clean water. The warm water allows the fibers to open up and get a lot of the gunk out!

3. Main Wash

Wash diapers in warm water with the recommended detergent and amounts! (Please check with the delight team for some starting amounts to try)

Set your machine to the longest warm wash cycle possible (Not sanitize) using the recommended detergent and water softener if needed. 

4. Cold Rinse

Rinse the diapers with cold water. You could use warm, but why bother?


• Water temperatures exceeding 140°F or 60°C

• A detergent containing additives (brighteners, whiteners, dyes, perfumes, essential oils) or natural soap

• Fabric softeners

• Any caustic substance

• Diaper rash creams that are petroleum and zinc based

Check out some of these helpful videos below:

*Please note recommendations for pre-wash has been changed to warm

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