Congratulations on choosing cloth diapers for your little one! As a Superbottoms user, you've made an eco-friendly and sustainable choice. However, to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your cloth diapers, knowing how to wash and care for them is essential. In this blog post, we will provide a step-by-step guide on cleaning your Superbottoms cloth diapers, along with some helpful tips and tricks to keep them in excellent condition.

Step 1: Prepping New Superbottoms Cloth Diapers:

Before using your new cloth diapers, it's important to prep them properly. Start by washing the inserts and diapers separately at least three times. This helps remove any natural oils or residues that might affect absorbency. For the first two washes, use only a tiny amount of detergent. Then, according to the manufacturer's instructions, you can use the recommended amount from the third wash onward.

Step 2: Storing Used Cloth Diapers:

After use, it's crucial to store your used baby cloth diapers correctly until laundry day. Begin by removing the insert from the diaper shell. If the diaper is wet, you can place it in a dry pail or wet bag. For solid waste, dispose of it in the toilet before storing the diaper. Make sure to rinse off any excess residue to prevent staining.

Step 3: Pre-Wash Routine:

On laundry day, start by giving your cloth diapers for babies a pre-wash routine. This step helps remove any remaining solids and minimizes stains. Begin by running a cold rinse or short wash cycle without detergent. It's essential to use the appropriate water level to ensure effective cleaning. Once the pre-wash is complete, proceed to the primary wash cycle.

Step 4: Main Wash Routine:

Use a warm or hot water setting for the primary wash cycle, depending on the fabric care instructions. Add the recommended amount of cloth diaper-safe detergent, avoiding products with additives like fabric softeners, fragrances, or brighteners. Ensure the water level is appropriate for the number of diapers being washed. For optimal results, select an additional rinse cycle to ensure all detergent residues are removed.

Step 5: Drying and Sunning:

It's time to dry your Superbottoms cloth diapers after washing. Line drying is the gentlest option and helps prolong the life of the diapers. Hang the diaper shells and inserts separately in a well-ventilated area. Avoid direct sunlight as it can cause fading. You can use a dryer on a low or medium heat setting, but be cautious, as high heat can damage the elastics and waterproofing.

Step 6: Dealing with Stains and Odors:

Several practical solutions exist for stains or persistent odors on your cloth diapers. For stains, you can try natural remedies like sunning the diapers, using lemon juice, or applying a stain remover specifically designed for cloth diapers. For odors, ensure proper washing and drying techniques are followed. Finally, if odors persist, consider stripping your diapers using a recommended cloth diaper-safe stripping agent.


Proper washing and care are essential for maintaining the quality and effectiveness of your Superbottoms cloth diapers. Following these steps and tips, you can ensure your cloth diapers stay fresh, clean, and odor-free. Remember, every cloth diaper brand may have specific care instructions, so it's essential to consult Superbottoms' official guidelines for the best practices. With a little extra effort, you can continue enjoying the benefits of using cloth diapers for your baby while contributing to a more sustainable and eco-friendly future. Happy diapering with Superbottoms!

This article is written by team SuperBottoms. We are an ingrown Indian brand that offers India’s no. 1 best-selling cloth diaper and other bumwear, baby and new mom accessories & products! Trusted by over 20 lakh customers, SuperBottoms provides zero-compromise baby care!

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