Caring for your diapers:

Diapers can be worn immediately upon arrival, however, washing and drying your products before their first use will help in achieving maximum absorbency. All-In-Ones with Polyurethane Laminate (PUL) outer layers should be washed and dried on hot before using. This will help seal any needle holes left in the PUL during construction. Care instructions for First Class Baby™ & Little Caboose™ Wool Diaper Covers can be found at the bottom of this page.

Any residual purple or blue (disappearing ink) marks made during garment construction will be rinsed away during your first wash cycle. We make every effort to remove all construction markings before items are shipped, but occasionally they will reappear.

Please allow your diapers to cool after drying them. Stretching the elastic while the diapers are still warm can lead to elastic failure. Using bleach on your diapers or drying at very high temperatures can cause them to wear out faster.

Please be aware that letting your diapers sit in the diaper pail for any length of time allows urine to break down your elastic. We recommend washing your diapers at least every 3 days.

Embroidered items should be washed to remove water-soluble stabilizers that were used during construction. Don't worry if your embroidery feels a bit stiff when you receive your order. The design will soften after washing.

Caring for your Wool Covers

Wool is a popular fabric for use in diaper covers. It is a natural product that is water repellent yet breathable. Special care needs to be taken when washing and drying your wool items so that they do not shrink or felt. We recommend the following method for washing your wool cover every 7 - 10 days or when it becomes soiled.

** Hand wash using your EucalanŽ Woolwash. First rinse the cover under cool running water. Next fill your sink with warm water and add about 1 Tbsp. of wool wash (the amount of wool wash will depend on how many covers you are washing and the amount of water you are using). Add cover and let soak for a few minutes. GENTLY squeeze the cover to remove as much water as possible then roll the cover in a dry towel to absorb any excess water. Lay cover on a towel & roll to remove excess water. The cover can now be hung up to dry.

** Frequent washing your wool covers can affect its water repellent properties. Once a month you may want to treat your wool cover with Lanolin to increase its performance. First, dissolve 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of lanolin in one cup of hot water. Add this mixture to a sink of warm water. Add your cover to the sink and let it soak for at least 15 minutes. Using too much Lanolin can make your wool cover feel sticky, but you can rewash the cover and start the process over, or let the extra lanolin disappear over time.

** We recommend drying your cover by rolling it in a towel then hanging it to dry. Another method for drying wool items is to spin dry your Wool Diaper Cover in the washing machine. Afterwards, hang your Wool Diaper Cover to dry completely. Avoid direct sun exposure as it could discolor your cover.

Caring for your Cat's Whiskers™ Diaper Bags & Wetbags

Cat's Whiskers diaper bags can be spot cleaned with mild soapy water. Stay away from harsh cleaners and never use bleach on your bag. If a thorough washing is needed, your diaper bags can be washed in the washing machine using a cold water gentle cycle and then hung to dry.

The best way to care for your Cat's Whiskers wetbag is to wash it like you would your regular laundry. If the bag is not soiled, turn it inside out and wash it on warm and either hang it dry (which will keep the cotton print looking nicer for longer) or dry it in the dryer on medium. If the bag is soiled, turn it inside out and run it through a cold rinse cycle before washing.