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At what temperature do you wash your nappies?

(16 Posts)
bitzermaloney Tue 20-Feb-07 18:54:27

Cloth nappy newbie. Just wondering if I should be doing them at 60. I tend to stick almost everything in at 40 degrees at the moment.

Jessajam Tue 20-Feb-07 18:56:58

40 here, no problems. Once or twice have had a particularly stubborn slightly-more-than-a-stain that has gone back in the bin to be washed iwth the next load.

pelvicflawed Tue 20-Feb-07 18:59:33

Always do them at 60 (rest of washing gets done at 40) under the impression that at 60 any bugs/nasties are killed off.

suzycreamcheese Tue 20-Feb-07 19:01:48

when i used them (long story) i did them at 60 w/ nappy fresh and tea tree oil for same reason as pelvicflawed...

tassis Tue 20-Feb-07 19:03:50

60 here too

lemonaid Tue 20-Feb-07 19:08:00

Normally at 40, with the occasional wash at 60 every so often. No one has died yet.

ivelostmyboobsboohoo Tue 20-Feb-07 19:41:06

60 (most other washing done at 40) to get rid of stains and kill any nasty bugs

Flamesparrow Wed 21-Feb-07 09:25:00

40 here with the odd blast at 60

alibongo77 Wed 21-Feb-07 20:51:10

Rule of thumb tends to be wash at 40 if just wet nappies but wash at 60 if there are any soiled nappies.

JillyBeansOnToastForDaveNW Wed 21-Feb-07 20:52:56

40 here. V occasional 60.

claireybee Thu 22-Feb-07 17:30:22

40. I find it gets rid of stains better at a lower temp. Give them a wash at 60 every now and then to get rid of any nasties but they seem fine at 40

redbeki Sun 25-Feb-07 20:53:54

I do mine at 40.I just bung them in with other stuff too.

maisiemog Sun 25-Feb-07 21:27:05

I wash wipes and nappies at either 50 or 60. I read somewhere [very scientific approach ] that e-coli bacteria lives in the bowel/poo and 60 degrees kills it.
I always just put all the nappies together in the bucket, so they all ended up poopy.

Miaou Sun 25-Feb-07 21:31:22

I do nappies at 60, everything else at 40. I find that at 40 they still retain a bit of a niff, tbh.

SenoraSpoon Sun 25-Feb-07 21:32:41


unless baby has had diarrhea, in which case I wash at 60.

chirpygirl Sun 25-Feb-07 21:37:41

Normally 40 and then at 60 (nappies only, no wraps) once a fortnight.

I have found that the wraps don't last as long if you wash them regularly at 60, but this could be just me!

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