Our nappies are all pre-washed for maximum absorbency. When required nappy cream and ointments to treat nappy rash, (usually due to parents exhaustion and too tired to care changing yet another nappy) too much nappy rash cream decrease absorbency of the nappies, so we recommend buying bamboo flushable nappy liners when the poo excretes are getting too sticky to shake into the toilet from the cloth nappy. Usually happens from starting solids from 6 months old on puree/mashed foods. Breastfed newborn excretes are water soluble so they are very easy to clean!
Limit Use of nappy creams and use a biodegradable nappy liner for longer use life. Frequent changing of nappy helps to keep nappy rash away. Change the nappy at least 5 times in 24 hours.