Published on December 30th, 2013 | by Brittney French1
Cloth 101: Prepping bumGenius Elementals
If you added an Elemental (both new or old) to your stash, you're going to need to prep it before use.
Unlike other bumGenius cloth diapers, the Elemental is made with natural fibers, which means it can't be prepped like the Freetime or 4.0. Instead, the Elemental has to be washed five to seven times in hot water. Make sure you dry it between each wash to remove all the natural oils found in cotton fabric. By removing these oils, you are actually making the cotton more absorbent. bumGenius Elemental cloth diapers should be fully absorbent after 7-10 washes.
Once your Elemental is prepped, follow these laundry tips to keep your diapers in tip-top shape:
- Separate dark colors and wash separately.
- Pre-wash your cloth diapers cold.
- Wash hot with bumGenius or other cloth diaper safe laundry detergent.
- Rinse again.
- Line dry when possible, but tumble dry on medium heat when necessary.