FuzziBunz Washing and Care Instructions
FuzziBunz are easy to use and easy to wash at home! Following our suggestions for washing will help to not only clean your diapers correctly but prolong their life and prevent problems in the future.
Start your wash routine with the correct detergent. It is SO worth it to invest in a detergent
that is safe for pocket diapers (not to be confused with cloth diapers – cotton
acts differently than polyester).
No. 1 Recommended Brands:
Use either FuzziBunz
Detergent, Rockin Green or Allens Naturally.
No 2. Recommended Brands:
More mainstream store brands would be 7th
Generation, and Ecover.
No. 3 Recommended Brands:
Even more mainstream
than that would be Tide Free and Arm & Hammer Free. But beware of store brands – use only ¼ of
the recommended amounts of mainstream detergents as many of them include a lot
of wax and you want to prevent this from happening.
There is no need to use fabric softeners for cloth
diapers. If you do this repelling can occur. But what is not common knowledge is that if
you use softeners or dryer sheets on your other clothing – it can still get
onto your diapers. So if you need to use
a softener use it in the wash, not the dryer and do a vinegar rinse cycle to
clear out any left over softener before washing your diapers. Stay away from dryer sheets altogether.
FuzziBunz were created to prevent diaper rash – so full time
use of pockets is the best way to prevent it.
But if your baby does get a rash, do not use a pocket and diaper cream
or you will never get it out. What you
can do is make a paste of a corn starch / zinc oxide based powder and apply
that to the skin. It will help the rash
and not ruin your diapers.
There seems to be a different wash routine for just about
every brand of diaper and ever diaper user seems to have their own “secret” to
preventing smell, getting diapers clean or removing residue. There is NO need for any of these
things. Borax, baking soda, vinegar, tea
tree oil, Oxiclean and the list could go on and on and on. Wash FuzziBunz with the recommended detergent
and none of the other stuff should be needed.
The exception to the rule above is if you have hard
water. Even if you don’t, using a mild
water softener like Calgon to the wash is a good way of preventing buildup from
happening. You can also use Rocking
Green “Hard Rock” to help prevent build up.
Keep your wash routine as simple as possible. Here is a good routine to follow:
Rinse poopy diapers with a diaper sprayer into the toilet to
get off excess mess – do not soak in mixtures of anything. Store in a dry pail or a Hanging Diaper Pail.
If you do not rinse your diapers with a sprayer, run a cold
soak cycle (again, with no additives) and rinse out the messy water.
Run a hot wash with any of the recommended detergents. Add Calgon water softener if you have hard
water, and a good idea to add a little even if you don’t.
Dry in a clean dryer (that has not had dryer sheets run
through it) on medium or low until dry. If you want to add an even greener aspect to your wash routine - dry them in the sun - this will save energy and naturally bleach your Bunz!