We have been in the laundry industry for some time now and are members of the Laundry Association Australia (LAA) & Australian Nappy Association (ANA), where our nappies are washed according to Australian Laundry Standards ASO4146.
We DO NOT involve the use of harsh chemicals or biologically "Hard' Ingredients, and FREE from phosphates, mineral acids, preservatives, no poisons petrochemicals, boron, enzymes, bleach, sodium chloride, sodium laurel sulphate (SL), palm oil, animal products, and synthetic perfumes.
Some nappy services choose to use Ozone technology for sanitisation, where O3 gas is infuses in the washing cycle. However this sanitisation is not completely effective in removing all residues, proteins, bacteria and viruses without the use of a combined bleach agent and hard chemicals.
We use no bleach agent or hard chemicals, we choose to go completely "Green", using a natural bleach agent.
We use a chemical sanitation system to ensure all human proteins, grease, dirt, bacterias, and viruses are destroyed without the use of harmful chlorinated bleaches or the use of very high temperatures, using a biodegradable green bleach cleaner formulae made for us by Chemicals International Laboratory just for our nappy service.
Together we do micro bacterial testings for any bacteria and ensure that our nappies are washed & dried to a standard where non of these can survive.
Our TEST RESULTS always come back as 99.9% bacteria free!
The bio-degradable green bleach cleaner we use contains high levels of biodegradable wetting agents and soil redeposition inhibitors to dissolve and hold laundry soils in solution. Prepared from ingredients that have been carefully selected to maximise both ecological and operator safety. We have added essential oils for a fresh fragrance.
We have conducted extensive research and testings on perfecting our laundry washing processes to protect our customers.
The biodegradable cleaner is widely use in hospitals and aged care facilities. Best of all its GHS compliant and "Green".
Our sanitation procedure consist of an initial rinse cycles or short wash before a heated full wash cycle, which we find gives a much better result as a lot of the waste is removed before the full wash cycle.
Then we wash in a higher temperature water using a heavy duty commercial washing machine on a long full wash cycle - more than 18 minutes, as we want enough water to penetrate the fibres and clean well, with a formulated biodegradable green cleaner which strips every protein, grease, dirt, bacteria and any viruses from our nappies and suitably safe for our baby's sensitive skin.
Our standards exceedingly meets the healthcare and childcare industry, bringing sanitised cloth nappies to the wide community of the Sunshine Coast.
Our nappies are washed according to Australian Laundry Standards ASO4146. Since these strict procedures are followed, we find the need to not have to strip our nappies.
However, in cases where families have advised us that there has been any infection (thrush, etc) we take every precaution to sanitise our nappies to eliminate any bacteria or virus. The Process:
1) These nappies are sorted into a separate special treatment batch. They go into a pre-wash and rinse cycles and then a normal warm wash cycle with no chemicals.
2) Then they go into a very warm full wash cycle, using our hospital formulated cleaner powder.
3) After the wash is done on a full long wash cycle, it runs continually through rinse cycles until there are no more bubbles, approx 3 rinses.
4) We will then line dry in the Sun ☀️ for a few hours and then placed into a hot gas dryer for 3 minutes at temperature of over 70 Celsius.
5) A Micro Bacterial Test will be completed and recorded, before nappies are in use again.