Back in May last year, the Nappy Science Gang citizen scientists decided we wanted to know what the best thing to wash cloth nappies was. Now, after many months designing experiments, testing detergents and many, many loads of washing, the results are finally in! Our gang of cloth nappy users wanted find scientific answers to … Continue reading The detergent question: the results!
An analysis of the results of further tests on nappies INOSW March 2016 This report follows on from the blog post which was published by Ellen Young on February 16th here and while some small repetition of her excellent work is inevitable I advise that you read her post prior to this in order … Continue reading Strip washing results – part 2
Following on from Part 1 of our investigation into how washing at different temperatures affects the lifetime of a nappy, this part of the experiment looks at how clean nappies get when washed at different temperatures (as well as few extra questions besides!) so we can get to the bottom of which washing temperature … Continue reading The Temperature Question: Which washing temperature is really best? (Part 2)
To strip wash, or not to strip wash? Or, more precisely, when exactly is a nappy in need of strip-washing? This is the question that we, the Nappy Science Gang citizen scientists, set out to answer, having found that despite the wealth of (often conflicting) advice on how and why to strip wash, nobody had … Continue reading The strip washing question: The results!
Back in May last year, the Nappy Science Gang citizen scientists decided they wanted to know what the best temperature to wash cloth nappies was. Now, after many months designing experiments, measuring nappies and many, many loads of washing, the results are finally in! The gang of cloth nappy users wanted find scientific answers to … Continue reading The Temperature Question: The results! (Part 1)
Saturday 6th February was a big day for Nappy Science Gang - we had the big reveal of our experiment results at the Science Museum in London and the Shirley Technology labs in Manchester. We exchanged results (and excitement - 'about to take a solo trip to an island resort level of excitement', no less) … Continue reading The big results reveal
Hello everyone and welcome to the mother of all chat write-ups! This is a really interesting, but also really long chat we had with the admins from Fluff Love University, a group of cloth and science lovers from the USA. They introduce themselves and their work in the chat, but if you want to find … Continue reading Live chat with the admins from Fluff Love University
Since the Nappy Science Gang project started, our volunteers have asked hundred of questions in our facebook group. We have also invited a number of experts from all sorts of different disciplines to have live online chats with us and enlighten us with some of their knowledge. And this is the result: a document where … Continue reading Expert answers to common nappy washing questions
Over the last week, the Nappy Science Gang have been voting for the 3 main questions they're going to answer. Drumroll please......the winners are.... 1) What's the best thing to wash cloth nappies with (Bio detergent /non-bio detergent / liquid / powder/ eco eggs/ soapnuts)? 2) Is 'strip-washing' cloth nappies necessary? If so, what is … Continue reading We’ve chosen our questions!
One of the questions that's come up so far is what causes a mysterious pinkish tinge/stain? Several cloth nappies uses have found nappies or reusable wipes developing a pinkish stain or tinge. We've ruled out mixed wash accidents, calpol or anything else obvious like kids having eaten beetroot. It seems to appear AFTER washing, rather … Continue reading The pinkish tinge mystery