hempbuzz United States (US) 291 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 40 Points View Profile 0 hempbuzz Asked: June 29, 20202020-06-29T13:33:16-04:00 2020-06-29T13:33:16-04:00In: Other How to wash hemp cloth diapers? 0 How to wash hemp cloth diapers? diapers Share Facebook 12 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Hempmaster3000 0 Questions 214 Answers 0 Best Answers 461 Points View Profile Hempmaster3000 2020-07-18T23:31:25-04:00Added an answer on July 18, 2020 at 11:31 pm Hemp diapers, as with hemp clothing, need several washes before they are good to go and fully absorbent. HEMP WILL SHRINK!!!!!!’ Wash in hot hot water and rinse more than you think you should get all the detergent out! If you dry them in a dryer, make sure it is in low heat to minimize shrinkage. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Cleverclogs 0 Questions 204 Answers 0 Best Answers 414 Points View Profile Cleverclogs 2020-08-14T11:00:54-04:00Added an answer on August 14, 2020 at 11:00 am Shrinkage is the main worry when washing hemp cloth diapers. However, given the ‘contents’ and the fact a baby will use them, you need to make sure they’re fresh and clean. If you’ve ever washed regular cloth diapers, then it just is the same process, and try and stick to natural detergent if you can (it’s less irritable). Avoid using a dryer, but if you must, place it on low heat. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp acevedobenitez 0 Questions 182 Answers 0 Best Answers 366 Points View Profile acevedobenitez 2020-08-14T11:00:22-04:00Added an answer on August 14, 2020 at 11:00 am You wash hemp fabrics like you would organic cotton. You do a pre-wash before first wear because hemp will also shrink. Wash on a regular cycle with warm water is best to prevent shrinking. Hang to dry or put in the machine on low heat, again to reduce shrinking. Hemp is great for cloth diapers because it is a very absorbent material and very durable. I have a few hemp fabric items in my household, and I treat them like my organic cotton products. Put sports treatment if there are stains – I use a light soap and baking soda – wash in a clod water, and hang to dry. Even though hemp is more durable than cotton, I treat them the same. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp HempGuru United States (US) 0 Questions 126 Answers 0 Best Answers 276 Points View Profile HempGuru 2020-08-14T10:58:40-04:00Added an answer on August 14, 2020 at 10:58 am Prepping hemp cloth diapers can be done quickly with a machine wash using warm water. You can use your regular laundry detergent but avoid fabric softener. Run a few rinsing cycles before you machine dry. After that, you can wash them together with your regular clothes. Prepping helps remove any residues like oil, and will increase absorption. Hemp cloth diapers anyway have better absorption, which will naturally increase after the first few washes. But keep in mind that it’ll likely shrink a bit as you wash. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp MarcLouis 0 Questions 187 Answers 0 Best Answers 376 Points View Profile MarcLouis 2020-08-14T10:58:17-04:00Added an answer on August 14, 2020 at 10:58 am The best way to wash hemp diapers is to wash them on a hot cycle with a fair amount of detergent. Always rinse diapers before throwing them in the washing machine. All soap must be removed, so run the diapers in the machine a second time. Always air dry. The great news is hemp softens over time. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp wavess 0 Questions 234 Answers 0 Best Answers 495 Points View Profile wavess 2020-07-18T23:30:49-04:00Added an answer on July 18, 2020 at 11:30 pm You wash hemp diapers in much the same way as cloth diapers. My mom used cloth diapers on my younger siblings, and she would wash them in the washing machine using hot water and all-natural detergent (so it wouldn’t irritate a baby’s sensitive skin). Then she would either dry them outside in the sun or in the dryer on low heat. One thing to note is that hemp can sometimes be a little uncomfortable and itchy, so you may want to look for a blend of cotton and hemp fabrics if you want the diapers to be as comfortable as possible. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Abe Melbourne, Australia 2 Questions 238 Answers 0 Best Answers 559 Points View Profile Abigail 2020-07-18T23:30:27-04:00Added an answer on July 18, 2020 at 11:30 pm Before anything about how to wash it, you must know cotton and hemp diapers tend to shrink around 15%, and the more you wash them, they become absorbent. Generally, the darker the fiber is, the more washing it requires to get prepped. So the shrinkage is normal. There are some easy steps to follow about washing diapers, for example, about the temperature of the water and to wash it properly, check out the web and get clear directions. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp wordsmith 0 Questions 256 Answers 0 Best Answers 531 Points View Profile wordsmith 2020-07-16T23:01:01-04:00Added an answer on July 16, 2020 at 11:01 pm To be absorbent, hemp cloth diaper needs multiple washes and tends to shrink 10-15%. You just put a diaper in a washer with an exact amount of detergent, do not use bleach. Next, run a hot (110-140° F) wash cycle. Then, rinse twice to ensure all soap has been removed. Use the dryer to be fully absorbent and softer. You can wash three to five-time before using it. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp amanda.tolar Waynesburg, United States (US) 0 Questions 313 Answers 0 Best Answers 660 Points View Profile amanda.tolar 2020-07-16T16:01:18-04:00Added an answer on July 16, 2020 at 4:01 pm The same way you’d wash other cloth diapers! Like Melody mentioned, you’ll want to “prep” the diaper to promote optimal absorbency, and after that, I’d simply suggest washing with a natural baby detergent, and either machine dries on low, or hang dry on a line (i love to do this on sunny days to help with any lingering poo stains without having to use stain remover lol)… I’ll usually toss in the dryer after this, though, for a quick tumble–line-drying can sometimes make the fabric a bit stiff, and I don’t want my daughter’s skin to get irritated. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Moogdummy 0 Questions 246 Answers 0 Best Answers 521 Points View Profile Moogdummy 2020-07-16T16:00:55-04:00Added an answer on July 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm Your best bet is to wash in the washing machine on a low heat cycle first. Then wash it AGAIN on a high heat wash setting and set it for a double rinse cycle. If you do dry it using the dryer, make sure it’s on the lowest heat setting! It WILL shrink! 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp CrayM 0 Questions 311 Answers 0 Best Answers 655 Points View Profile CrayM 2020-07-16T16:00:32-04:00Added an answer on July 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm As stated above, you will need to wash them a certain number of times the first few ways not to tamper the material and object. While hemp is much more durable, weather-resistant, and antimicrobial, it can be quite comfortable. So, I would recommend a blend of cotton and hemp so that it does not irritate. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Melody 0 Questions 189 Answers 0 Best Answers 387 Points View Profile Melody 2020-07-11T20:33:30-04:00Added an answer on July 11, 2020 at 8:33 pm Hemp diapers, like other natural fibers, need several washes before it is absorbent. Hemp diapers shrink 10 to 15% (same as cotton), but bamboo shrinks more. Wash in hot water. Rinse a second time to remover detergent. Machine dry on low. Repeat washing and drying 3 to 5 times. Peak absorbency is around ten washes—no bleach or fabric softener. After that, just wash the same way. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Remember Me! Forgot Password?