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23 Oct

How do I prep my new 3-layer bamboo inserts?

Posted by KBK Kerry in bamboo, how to prep, insert, laundry, washing

It is VERY IMPORTANT that bamboo inserts be properly prepped before they are washed with any other type of insert or diaper!!!  

Bamboo contains natural oils that must be removed prior to use. These oils, if not removed properly, can cause repelling/leak issues!


Charcoal Bamboo Blend & 4-layer Bamboo Blend inserts should NEVER be boiled due the inner 3 layers of microfiber, which will shrink and possibly ruin the insert.


There are two ways to prep your new 3-layer bamboo inserts.

    • If you only have a few inserts to prep:    Bring a LARGE pot of water with 1/2 tsp of BLUE dawn to a boil.  It must be the blue dawn dish detergent and not any other color, scent or brand.  Add the bamboo inserts into the boiling water and continue boiling for 30 minutes.  Once done, drain the water then wash the bamboo inserts on their own on HOT with your normal Cloth Diaper safe detergent, rinse once & dry in the dryer. Once dry, inserts are ready to use and do not need to be prepped or washed separately ever again. You may wash/use like any other insert from now on

    • If you have 15+ inserts to prep:    Set your washing machine to the largest load setting on HOT. Add 1 packet of RLR Laundry Treatment for top-loading machines or 1/2 of a packet of RLR Laundry Treatment for front-loading HE machines. Complete the wash cycle, rinse once & dry in the dryer. Once dry, inserts are ready to use and do not need to be prepped or washed separately ever again. You may wash/use like any other insert from now on.