Kekoa Premium | Bifold/Trifold Insert

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Kekoa bifold/trifold inserts have been designed to work effortlessly with your one-size premium nappy shells on the smallest setting. 

Simply fold as a trifold for the smallest rise setting, and as baby grows fold like a book (bifold). As a trifold it provides 9 layers of absorbency, and as a bifold 6 layers. Great paired with your premium bamboo cotton insert, or with your core bamboo terry for extra oomph.

This additional pack gives you spare inserts, great for when your nappy shells are dry but inserts need a little longer. Perfect as a back up when using your nappies as a snap-in system and inserts are wet, not soiled. 

Set includes four high quality bamboo terry bifold/trifold inserts which give endless options at all size ranges.

  • 1 smaller bamboo terry bifold/trifold cloth nappy inserts | 4 for the larger pack 
  • STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified fabric, making it safer for baby's delicate skin
  • Designed to work with Kekoa premium one-size nappies, but can also be used in our newborn on their larger settings (trifold) or our core range (trifold or bifold)
  • Great for when nappy shells are dry but inserts need a little longer
  • Perfect for back up when using your nappies as a snap-in system
  • Machine washable, may be tumble dried
  • Consciously designed in Wanaka, New Zealand

Please note: this listing is for the small bamboo terry insert only. Images with the larger bamboo cotton insert are for reference only.

Brand new items

Due to the nature of the fabric in our flexible wings, we recommend hand washing your nappy shells with like colours (i.e. reds together, darks together) until the water runs clear. This helps prevent colour run which can occur occasionally due to excess dye in the manufacturing process.

 

Washing Guidelines 

Kekoa recommends following the Clean Cloth Nappies guidelines for washing. This helps prevent ammonia and mould build up in your nappies by warm and hot washing with appropriate detergent.

Below are the basics to get you started.

There is no need to soak your nappies, just remove wet inserts and dry pail (container with lots of holes to allow air flow i.e a basket)

If you’re washing your nappies with other hook and loop/velcro nappies we recommend adding Kekoa nappies to a laundry bag. This helps prevent the lightweight internal fabric and stretch tabs from early damage.

 

Rinsing once nappy removed

Breastmilk/formula only
  1. Once nappy is removed, there is no need to wash poos off the nappy – just remove inserts from their shell and place all in a well vented “dirty” dry pail
Once started Solids
  1. Flick as much solid poo into the toilet as possible, this is often hard when starting on solids and poos are still soft
  2. Remove inserts from their shell and place into your well vented “dirty” dry pail. Removing these before rinsing (if possible) helps keep things cleaner by not having water sodden inserts sitting in your basket.
  3. Rinse your shell using toilet water when flushing, a sprayer attached to your toilet or your laundry tap to remove any extra (it doesn’t have to be perfect). Avoid harsh scrubbing brushes, silicone is fine. We have found old school rubbing the fabric together under running water works great!
  4. Place shell in your “dirty” dry pail

Washing Routine

Hand washing one or two
  1. Follow the dry pail method mentioned previously (rinsing once nappy removed)
  2. Hand wash your one or two nappies each day in whitener free detergent and the hottest water you can handle (rinse poop off first if needed, then hand wash)
  3. Rinse clean and squeeze out excess water. Drape to let air out
  4. Add hand washed nappies to your regular wash daily or every 2-3 days as you do a load
  5. Hang shells to dry; inserts can be hung or put in the dryer

Note: This method can seem more time consuming but it's not forever! It usually won't take long before you're loving cloth nappies and that's where the dedicated short and long washes below become easier and more of a "routine".

Daily short wash (often called prewash)
  1. Once a day wash all your dirty nappies on a short cycle (30-60min) at 40-60 degrees C (104-140F) using ½ cap or scoop of approved laundry liquid or powder (whitener/bleach free)
  2. Remove nappies and place damp in a second well vented “prewashed” dry pail
  3. Add each day’s prewash to the same dry pail until you have enough for a full wash (2-4 days usually)

Note: This prewash is not the prewash function on your machine. You want a separate wash cycle that completely removes all water before doing a full wash. Confusing I know!

Full wash (every 2-4 Days)

When you have enough nappies to completely fill your washing machine give your nappies a long wash (equates to roughly 3/4 full when wet). This is usually 3 or 4 days worth of prewashed nappies.

On the last main day wash you'll do two loads, a prewash on the previous days nappies followed by a main wash with all the other prewashed nappies.

If you don’t have enough, but you're at 3 or 4 days worth of prewashed nappies, you can bulk up your load with small items like baby clothes, wash cloth, spittle cloths or hand towels. Just be sure they’re not dark/new items as the colour can run and stain your natural bamboo fabrics.

  1. Use 1 cap or scoop of approved liquid or powder (whitener/bleach free)
  2. Use a long cycle (2.5hrs+) at 40-60 degrees C (104-140F)
  3. When complete, hang all items out to dry or you may choose to put your inserts in the drier. We do not recommend adding your shells to the drier as they have a PUL coating inside which doesn’t enjoy heat.

Things to note with our Kekoa nappies

40°C (104F) wash recommended (60°C max, 140F)

No bleach, whiteners, vinegar, fabric softeners, or caustic products

Avoid sharp objects such as velcro/hook&loop - consider using a wash bag

Line dry in shade

Questions?

If none of this makes sense, feel free to contact us - we promise it's simpler than it seems!

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Kirsten Romano
I can't recommend these inserts enough

These are the first insert I reach for - for both day and night nappies (just add another layer). Super absorbent, but quick to dry, slim fit in the nappy - couldn't ask for more (although I need to buy more)

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Lynsey Hayes
Love the bifold-trifold-insert

When I was just starting out with MCN my friend recommended Kekoa and I'm glad she did, these bifold-trifold-insert's were a lifesaver in the early days as they were a super trim, but incredibly absorbent insert which gave me the confidence to get started with reusables. Also love that they dry super fast which is really helpful over winter!!

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