Washing Cloth Diapers with a Top Loading Washer
Because you’re using a Top Loading washer, you’ll want to use one extra scoop than we typically recommend. Our Dirty Diaper detergent or any of our other powder detergents (enzyme-free in comparison) are your best options. They’ll clean those stinky, stained cloth diapers better than ever, making cloth diapering less of a headache. Have fun washing with our Dirty Diaper detergent, lightly scented with Tea Tree Oil, or any of our powder detergents in light refreshing scents like Lavender Mint Revival, Smashing Watermelons, AC/DC Breeze or keep it simple, with Unscented! All of them are biodegradable, eco-friendly and safe for sensitive skin.
Amount of detergent: 2 scoops (2 scoops = 2 tbsp)
Diapers per load: Wash 15- 20 diapers per load. (Why 15-20? When diapers agitate through the wash, they need to rub up against each other. The correct amount of friction is key to a deep clean. Not enough diapers means not enough contact. Too many diapers, and diapers will just rotate around in one big bunch.)
- Start out with a warm, short wash cycle on delicate or quick wash; do not add any detergent to this cycle.
- Next, do a long, hot wash cycle on heavy duty or whitest whites starting with 2 Tbsp of detergent.
- Finish up with a short, cool wash cycle on delicate or quick wash with no detergent added.
- Dry like normal.
*If you decide you need more detergent after your first wash, feel free to adjust next time: 3 Tbsp max for top loading washers.