Stripping Cloth Diapers

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Have you noticed an unusual smell coming from your diapers? Or are you finding that they are not as absorbent as usual?  It is time to strip them!

With time, washable nappies can accumulate build up which can lead to odors as well as leaking.  It is recommended that you “strip” your diapers every 2-3 months to remove the buildup, keep them smelling fresh, and maintain their full absorbency.

Stripping your diapers is easy and here’s how to do it:

  1. Wash your diapers as usual.  Soak all your clean diapers in very hot water mixed with some liquid soap or liquid dishwashing soap.  Only use a small squirt of liquid soap, since the soap can cause a lot of bubbles and it will take a long time to rinse out if you use too much.
  2. Swish the diapers around in the soapy water with a wooden spoon (omulawo) or a stick (or your hand, if the water is not too hot).
  3. Let the diapers soak for about 15-30 minutes.
  4. Rinse thoroughly until the water runs clear with no bubbles.
  5. Hang to dry.

Have you noticed an unusual smell coming from your diapers? Or are you finding that they are not as absorbent as usual?  It is time to strip them!

With time, washable nappies can accumulate build up which can lead to odors as well as leaking.  It is recommended that you “strip” your diapers every 2-3 months to remove the buildup, keep them smelling fresh, and maintain their full absorbency.

Stripping your diapers is easy and here’s how to do it:

  1. Wash your diapers as usual.  Soak all your clean diapers in very hot water mixed with some liquid soap or liquid dishwashing soap.  Only use a small squirt of liquid soap, since the soap can cause a lot of bubbles and it will take a long time to rinse out if you use too much.
  2. Swish the diapers around in the soapy water with a wooden spoon (omulawo) or a stick (or your hand, if the water is not too hot).
  3. Let the diapers soak for about 15-30 minutes.
  4. Rinse thoroughly until the water runs clear with no bubbles.
  5. Hang to dry.

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