Wash & care cloth nappies

How do I wash cloth nappies? Washing and drying cloth nappies are easy if you know how it works. That's why we're happy to give you some tips on how to wash and care for your cotton, PU (Polyurethane) or wool nappy products.

Washing instructions for cloth nappies


  • dispose of the dirty nappy liner

  • close all Velcros to avoid fibres getting caught

  • collect used nappies in a nappy bag (wet bag) or with a laundry net in a nappy bucket

  • do not soak in water and store for max. three days


  • load the washing machine as complete as possible

  • use a pre-wash program to rinse urine and poo

  • select program for cotton or coloured clothes, no eco-program

  • we recommend washing at 40-60°C – check instructions on the care label

  • use skin – and environmentally friendly detergent; our recommendation: Ulrich natürlich

  • Avoid detergents containing enzymes - the encyme cellulase leads to premature wear of the nappies as it attacks cotton

  • use the recommended amount of detergent

  • do not use fabric softener – it reduces the absorbency of the nappy

  • occasionally use ecologically harmless decalcifier for hard water

  • treat stains with sunlight exposure or natural stain remover


  • pull into shape while it is still wet

  • please wait until it dries completely

  • we do not recommend using a dryer

Care instructions for wool covers


  • air well after use

  • wash approximately every 2 - 3 weeks and regrease with lanolin

  • hand wash with a mild detergent or wool detergent; our recommendation: Ulrich natürlich mild detergent

  • after washing, pull well into shape and let dry, lying down


  • wash and impregnate the wool cover three times until it is dense

  • our recommendation: Ulrich natürlich wool impregnation

  • mix wool cure with hot water according to instructions and let it cool down

  • put previously washed wool covers into the mixture and soak for 4-6 hours

  • squeeze out moisture, do not wring

  • pull well into shape and let dry, lying down

  • do not dry in the sun or on the heater to protect the wool fibres

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