How to Wash Reusable Breast Pads

Washing Instructions

  • Hot tip – wash 2-3 times before using to get better absorbency

Washing

  • Rinse the reusable breast pads and place in bucket.
  • Soaking is not recommended. Soaking agents can damage the waterproof coating.
  • Do not wash in hot water as this can damage the waterproof coating.
  • Machine rinse before washing in cold water using ½ strength detergent on a full load.
  • Line drying is best. The sun’s UV rays kill bacteria and fade stains. Best of all: it’s FREE.
  • Use Low heat when tumble drying.

Deep Cleaning

  • Do a full cold wash cycle with no detergents.
  • Next mix a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid into a sink full of hot tap water.
  • Cheap dishwashing detergent without moisturizers or conditioners are the best.
  • Gently massage the detergent into the inner lining of each reusable breast pad.
  • Do another full cold wash cycle with no detergents.
  • A deep clean every couple of months will maintain absorbency.