Care instructions

Important remark

You must wash and dry all absorbent parts at least three times before use.
New nappies contain residues of the manufacturing process such as wax and oil, and consequently offer only limited absorbency at purchase. Laundering them removes these residues and fluffs up all the fibres.

Remark 2

If you are using nappy cream, you must always use a paper liner. If the nappy cream enters into contact with the nappy, it coats the fabric and reduces its absorbency.

Storing the nappies

We recommend that you store soiled nappies in a dry, lidded bucket for 2 to 3 days at the most. To make things easier, you can put a laundry mesh in the bucket. This way, you can put all the nappies in the washing machine in one go.
Do not use essential oils, perfumes or stain removers. They can affect the quality of the nappies or cause allergic reactions.

Washing the nappies

Do not use too much washing powder, as this seriously reduces the nappies’ absorbency.
Never exceed the recommended dose, even if it seems very little, and do not use any of the forbidden products.
If you do not observe the washing instructions, your nappies will start to leak or get damaged. They may even become unsuitable for use altogether.
The washing instructions are very simple. Observing them guarantees optimal absorbency.

  • Wash at 40°C or at 60°C at the most, if your baby has been unwell.
  • Only user washing powder, preferably special washing powder for coloured fabrics.
  • The normal dose not to be exceeded is 30 2grams or 2 2tablespoons per load of 4.5 2/ 5 2kilos. The reasons for using only such a small amount of powder are explained below (see “Residues”).
  • Do not user chlorine 2/ bleach or chlorous products: These products destroy the nappies.
  • We strongly advise against the use of vinegar: It damages the rubber in the elastic bands.
  • Residues: do not use liquid laundry detergents, fabric softeners, stain removers, Marseille soap, essential oils or stain repellent sprays, as they contain residues which will coat the nappies and reduce their absorbency.
  • Washing cycle: in case of very soiled nappies, you can also run a pre-wash cycle. Always wash at 40°C (or at 60°C, if your baby is unwell), using the recommended type of detergent without exceeding the recommended dose. It is advisable to put the nappies through an extra rinse at the end of the washing cycle to remove all washing powder residues.
  • Drying: all Bambinex® products may be tumble-dried. The wraps however, may only be tumble-dried on low heat. Drying them at high temperatures will damage the polyurethane film. To dry your nappies the best option is to line dry them, as sunlight is a natural bleach. When the nappies are dry, shake them out a bit to soften them up.