Storing dirty cloth nappies
How to store dirty nappies
Store in a laundry basket with holes. Nappies need to breathe and not ever be closed up in a sealed bin. Keep in a well ventilated area. A bathroom is a good place or even outside on a deck or in a courtyard (get one with a flip lid). Weather is no issue for the nappies.
Never soak nappies in water/chemicals/Sterri nappy/Milton/stain removers, anything ever. This will damage the nappies.
Nappies can be stored for two - three days.
Day nappies: Throw wet, in the laundry bin. No need to rinse and dry first.
Night nappies (once baby is wearing one all night or if one is on for more than 4/5 hours), must be rinsed well, immediately off the bum in the morning in warm tap water before storing/washing. If not, this can lead to ammonia build up, which leads to stink issues. Watch our rinsing video.
Newborn poop can be rinsed off under the tap then stored in the bin as is. Poop (once baby is eating solids/formula) needs to be discarded in the toilet. Do not leave dirty nappies longer than three or four days in the bin - mould can be an issue.
Your bin should never smell. If it does, the wash routine is not right. Have a look here.
Watch our video
Wrap the nappy up and store in our wetbag until you get home. Clean at home.