Cloth Diaper Cleaning Process
The diapers undergo a 13-stage process designed to thoroughly wash and sanitize the diapers, then leave the diapers at skin pH (~5.5) and chlorine-free. We use no perfumes or dyes. We check our loads daily to ensure each is at the proper pH. (A common home-washing problem is alkalinity, or a pH that is too high, which can lead to diaper rash.)
We are using products that are as close to natural as possible, such as, enzymes to break down the waste to be flushed out of the diapers. There is a very minimal amount of bleach used because it is the only product that is going to kill the bacteria.
Sanitary conditions are the most important part of our business. The diapers are thoroughly rinsed so there will not be any chemicals left in the fibers.
In the end, it is your baby’s bottom against soft, clean, 100% cotton, vs a chemical laden disposable diaper that saturates our landfills for 200-500 years.
- Our diapers are periodically sent to an independent laboratory to test for sterility.
- We have industrial washers and dryers, designed specifically for this industry
After much research, we chose our laundry equipment because of its green engineering. Check out our environmental analysis page for more information about the environmental creds of our washing process and cloth diapering in general.