Tiny Tush Elite Laundering / Sizing Tips
Washing Tiny Tush Pocket Diapers
To Ensure Complete Cleaning of Your Tiny Tush Pocket diapers
Wash Tiny Tush pocket diapers using the highest water levels in your washer. For a normal size washer you will probably be able to wash 24 to 30 diapers on the highest water level. It is important that the washer is not overloaded and the diapers will be able to circulate normally throughout the wash and rinse cycles.
You may wash Tiny Tush pocket diapers in any water temperature. Normally washing on warm and rinsing on cold will achieve the best results.
DO NOT use the sanitize wash cycle on Tiny Tush pocket diapers as it will prematurely break down the water resistant coating.
Use ¼ - 1/3 of the recommended amount of detergent. Using to much detergent produces buildup which is the single most common cause of most odor and leaking problems. Buildup can also cause rashes.
Avoid using detergents with perfumes, dyes and fillers. Detergents with perfumes, dyes and fillers can create a buildup on the fleece causing leaks.
Effective detergents for washing Tiny Tush pocket diapers are Charlie�s Soap, Sensi-clean, Allen�s Naturally, Planet 2X Ultra Laundry Detergent Standard and HE, Planet Ultra Powder Laundry Detergent Standard and HE compatible, Planet Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent, Mountain Green Free and Clear Baby Standard and HE, Nellie's All Natural Laundry Soda Standard and HE, Purex Free & Clear, and Country Save and plain Arm and Hammer WASHING Soda.
If your Tiny Tush pocket diapers smell bad or smell like detergent - wash them again with less detergent and more water.
Dry Tiny Tush pocket diapers on tumble dry medium/low heat or hang dry. Do not dry clean or use bleach. Allow the pocket diapers to completely cool prior to stuffing and using.
Any detergent residue will affect the performance of any diaper products!
If you need to repair your diapers from coating/residue repeat the following process twice:
Turn your pocket diapers inside out.
Wash using hot water with 1 Tbs. of Dawn dish soap* (original blue formula), ½ cup baking soda and ½ cup vinegar. In the wash allow to soak for 10-15 minutes.
Add ½ cup vinegar again in first rinse cycle. Use plain water in the second rinse cycle.
Run a second wash using only hot water. If you would like to omit Dawn dish soap you will need to repeat this process twice.
* Use only approved detergents for your laundry machine.
Please note... we do not recommend using vinegar in your normal wash routine for pocket diapers. Occasionally you can use ½ cup of vinegar to the first rinse cycle in order to remove any residual detergent. This deodorizes, sanitizes and brightens. Your diapers may become smelly if it is overused or use in final rinse!
Do not use fabric softeners as they usually leave an oil coating on clothes. This will coat the fleece causing leaks. If dryer sheets are used in your dryer for other laundry, they will coat the inside of your dryer and your diapers.
Do not use the sanitize wash cycle on PUL items as it will prematurely break down!
When choosing an insert for your pocket diaper you will want to allow ½ inch on both sides so the insert can lie inside properly preventing leaks.
Avoid using diaper creams. If you find that you need to use a diaper cream you should use a barrier such as disposable diaper liners to prevent staining of the diapers..