How to Dry

We provide clear guidance on how to wash, dry and care for EVERY item that we sell, and you can find this under the description of each product which we hope will be useful even if you don’t shop with us. We have provided a useful summary of how you might dry all your different flats below.

Drying naturally

We advise, where possible, allowing your flats to dry ‘naturally’ either inside on a clothes horse, airer or line dry outside. In warm weather you will find your cotton terries will dry outside within an hour and muslins and birdeye flats dry even faster than that! This is one of the MANY beauties of using flats.

Bamboo and hemp flats or boosters will take a little longer, but you will still find these dry substantially faster than fitted nappies or many ‘modern cloth nappy’ natural fiber inserts.

Tumble drying, radiators and using a dehumidifier

Whilst drying your nappies naturally is perhaps the most environmentally friendly and cost-effective approach, not everyone has the space or time to facilitate this, as such other alternatives include using a tumble drier, drying on a radiator or using a dehumidifier.

If you need to, you can tumble dry your cotton flats on a high heat but we recommend you only tumble dry your bamboo flats on a low heat, so it doesn’t damage the delicate bamboo fibers.

You can put your flats on a warm but not too hot radiator. If the radiator is too hot to hold your hand to it, its too hot for your bamboo flats.

We do not advise you put any wraps on a radiator as it can compromise the PUL (waterproof) layer, anyway most wraps dry really fast anyway especially with a little air movement.

If you have a dehumidifier you might find it has clothes setting, this can be used without any risk to your collection and does rapidly speed up drying. You do however have to factor in the additional running costs of such an approach.