I am a terry nappy devotee. However, the past few washes have produced some very stiff nappies. I'm not sure whether it's the washing powder I use - Tesco's 2 in 1 tablets, or the fact that I dry the nappies on an airer in front of the Rayburn. I don't have a tumble dryer, and this is the best way to do it. I can't line dry them outside at the moment what with all this rain we've had lately. Any suggestions?
do you have hard or soft water? But yes a 60 degree wash will strip the build up powder out of them plus a slug of white vinegar in the conditioner drawer if you have any. You will be amazed at how foamy the water is due to build up!
Ooh gatecrashing here, where do you get those nappies? Also what is the soap nuts and magnetic thingy? We have dead hard water
And where can you get white vinegar? I can only find spirit, malt or white wine
Sorry, but am I being a bit thick here? As an afterthought, I will wash my "stiff" clean nappies again as suggested. Are you also suggesting washing future wet or dirty nappies without any detergent, but with a dash of white vinegar? Thanks.
you use soapnuts instead of detergent (they are a natural non-edible nut that make the water go soapy/soft) and because they stay in the whole time the water is still softened for rinsing, the magnetic ball thingy from an eco shop on line I think or possibly Lakeland or betterware or something, again they stay in the wash the whole time softens the water so it washes better with less detergent and soften the water for rinsing.
It is not a miracle solution but it def does make a difference.
I got 5 litres of white vinegar from a cash & carry type place (via friend) but I don't really use it anymore now I am using soapnuts.