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Bleach Soaking your Diaper Inserts

Katrina O'Donnell
Updated 2 years ago
It is never fun needing to bleach your diapers however sometimes it is necessary.

Times when you may need to bleach:
-Yeast Infection
-Ammonia smell
-Pre-loved diapers
-After a strip

In order to bleach, you need to start with clean diapers. When doing a bleach soak we want to only bleach the inserts. If you want to freshen the covers you can always add 1/2 cup of bleach to a wash with them.

You will need to use disinfecting bleach with at least 5.25% sodium hypochlorite as the active ingredient.

*Splashless bleaches do not properly disinfect*

The soak should last 30-45 mins (Max) in cold water!
Here is the proper dilution of bleach to water:

Top Loader (Non-hE):

Small: 1/3 cup
Medium: 1/2 cup
Large/XL: 3/4 cup

Average Bathtub:

1/2 full: 1/2 cup
3/4 full: 3/4cup- 1cup
*Note* Measure from the top of the tub, regardless of where the overflow is.

Smaller Vessel:

1 Gallon: 1 Tablespoon For each gallon of cold water (up to 5 gal), add 1 Tbs. bleach.

Once the soak is done you must rinse the inserts in hot water, wring them out and do a hot wash with detergent. This is one of the reasons we don't recommend soaking the covers, we don't want to expose them to the heat required for deactivating the bleach!

Please reach out if you need any clarity to delight@lilhelper.ca

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