Do I need to prep cloth diapers before the first use?

  • Yes. The protective coating on new fabric and the oils in natural fibers block absorption. Wash new diapers and inserts 3–4 times in mild detergent to bring them to maximum absorbency. Reduce the amount of detergent to 1/4 of your normal amount. The detergent must be completely dissolved for optimum results. No drying is needed between washes.