May 10, 2012

Love your Thirsties Cloth Diapers? Let us tell you how to best care for them!

Did you know that most products come with some kind of warranty? Now, if you read the fine print you’re probably fine and covered under warranty. If you don’t, and you wash your diapers with something that is not covered under the warranty, then, well, you’re short out of luck!

According to Thirsties’ website here’s how you should wash and care for your Thirsties’ cloth diapers:

Wash: The wash and care instructions for Thirsties are similar to other cloth diaper wash instructions – wash on hot with a heavy cycle and do a cold rinse. As you can expect do not use anything in your washing routine that has additives, softeners, or dyes. Thirsties recommends not using water that is higher than 130 degrees. Doing so will cause damage to the diaper.

Drying: The drying suggestion is the same as other cloth diapering companies – mostly on low heat. Thirsties recommends a 15 minute cycle on high heat once a month. This was interesting for me to read. Other cloth diapering parents, retailers, and bloggers disagree with this practice. Thirsties suggests sunning your diapers.

Warranty: The warranty is for the first year to the date of purchase. This covers sewing defects that occur before the diaper has been used. It does not cover any wear and tear issues such as leaking, stains, fading, or residual build up.

Any use of bleach, Borax or fabric softeners will disqualify your product from warranty.
Elizabeth (aka Bert) is a stay-at-home-mom and contributing writer for She Thinks Media. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, Ben, her son Buggie, and daughter Lady Bug.  When she's not trying to convince Buggie to expand his interests beyond Thomas the Train or put his pants back on she's writing about her experiences as a mom on her blog, First Time Mom (FTM). After all, Bert maintains there's a first time for everything, even if you  have more than one child! 


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