Cloth Diaper Laundry Basics

Laundry Basics

Here at GroVia, our top priorities are getting your diapers clean and keeping your baby’s skin healthy.

We want to make it as easy as possible to wash your diapers by offering a common sense approach that includes a simple wash routine and easily-accessible detergent options. The information below is just a guide - you may need to do some little trial and error in order to find the perfect solution for your unique situation. If you have questions on your wash routine, please reach out to us anytime! Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • As with any other diaper, remove as much solid material (flush or otherwise dispose) as possible at time of diaper change.
    Consider GroVia BioLiners to simplify this process.
  • For Hybrid Shells (hook & loop only), tuck tabs under the integrated tab loops before washing.
  • GroVia All-In-Ones, Hybrid Shells, and Soaker Pads may be washed together on warm.
  • Always use the full recommended amount of a good-cleaning detergent.
  • We HIGHLY recommend that Hybrid Shells be line-dried. They dry very quickly and will last longer this way.
    All In One diapers and Soaker Pads may be tumble-dried.

Best-performing Detergents

Our favorite detergents for getting cloth diapers clean are:

  • Tide
  • Persil
  • Wisk
  • Arm & Hammer
  • Gain
  • Purex
  • Sun
  • Country Save
  • Vaska
  • All (Powder)
  • All Free & Clear (Powder)

Plant-based Detergents

In general, plant-based detergents do not clean as well as mainstream detergents. That being said, we know that some people will still want to use them. If you do decide to use an eco-friendly option, you may need to increase the amount of detergent to compensate for the weaker cleaning ability and/or add a water softener if you have hard water. If using a plant-based detergent, start with 1x the recommended amount in your prewash cycle PLUS 1.5 – 2x the amount in the main wash.

Best-performing plant-based detergents:

  • Method
  • Seventh Generation (Powder)
  • Planet Ultra (Liquid)
  • Purex Naturals
  • Biokleen (Powder)
  • Ology

The GroVia Recipe for Success

"There is no mystery for getting clean diapers, but there are a few basic things you need, a washing machine, enough of a good cleaning detergent, and warm water. Do not fall prey to the false notion that you can clean wet, poopy diapers with a tablespoon of detergent... because you can’t!”

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