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AppleCheeks Washing Instructions

After making sure that all solids have been emptied into the toilet run a cold pre-rinse or small cold wash in the machine. Breast milk only feces do not need to be removed from the diapers prior to washing as they are water soluble. To facilitate the removal of any solids, we suggest AppleCheeks Disposable Diaper Liners.

Run the heavy-duty/full wash cycle with hot water (60°C) and the manufacturer’s recommended amount of a residue-free, scent-free, softener-free, glycerin-free detergent on the double rinse option. If you use a top loader or a front loader, continue to use the manufacturers recommended amount of detergent. Do not use bleach on any AppleCheeksTM products and the detergent should not contain sodium percarbonate (the active ingredient in many oxygenated bleaches). Please use a ZERO-RESIDUE detergent. Detergent residue will lead to leaking, absorbency issues and stinky wraps. Please note that an extra rinse increases the life of the PUL dramatically.Please avoid the following your wash cycle, as they can lead to delamination of your PUL:
  • Fabric softeners
  • Natural oils
  • Perfumes
  • Dyes
  • UV brighteners
  • Stain guard ingredients
  • Enzymes (can cause rashes on some babies’ skin)
  • Please be cautious about using vinegar and/or baking soda, as they can together or individually cause delamination

Drying

We recommend hanging your AppleCheeks covers and Storage Sacs to dry whenever possible as this will extend the life of your covers. Covers and Storage Sacs can be machine dried as well. The maximum suggested temperature is 50 degree C / 130 degree F. The best way to dry is at ‘delicate setting’ and then with air only (no heat). Inserts can be machine-dried on medium or hung to dry. Note that if you choose to hang your inserts to dry, a quick spin in the dryer while they are just a little bit damp will lead to softer, fluffier inserts.

TIPS

We recommend not hanging your covers over a radiator or any other dry heat source as this will prematurely dry out your elastics, can lead to melted laminate, and shorten the life of your covers. Avoid contact with all bleaches and fabric softeners in any form. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight (covers only) and on high UV days. We recommend only line drying before 10am and after 4pm on sunny, summer days, and never in direct sunlight as this can lead to drying of the urethane laminate and cracking. Never use a fabric softener of any sort on your diapers as this will cause your diapers to repel all liquids and decrease absorption capacity. Avoid using dryer sheets in your laundry in general.


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