Caring for Your Milk & Poppy Items

Swaddles, Blankets, Cot Sheets and Fabric Baby Accessories

Our items are handmade and the fabrics can be delicate.

We recommend that you cold hand-wash separately, or very gentle, cold machine wash separately. Line dry in the shade. Warm iron on reverse side if necessary. Don't soak, bleach or tumble dry. 

Colours will fade over time and with use.

Nappy Bags & Wallets

Welcome to our family of nappy bag owners! We know how much you’re going to love your new bag, and we want to help you keep it functional and looking fabulous for years to come.

When you first unpack your bag, please take care to open the packaging gently. Avoid using sharp objects to unwrap it to prevent any accidental scratches or tears.

Storage Tips:

  • Store your bag/wallet in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity. Freshness satchels are a great idea for storage.
  • If you live near the coast, be mindful that salty air can speed up wear and tear, even on our highest quality vegan leather and hardware. You may need to follow care instructions more regularly.
  • Keep your bag in its own dust bag and stuff it with clean paper when not in use to maintain its shape.
  • Avoid stacking bags on top of each other and refrain from hanging them by their straps to prevent stress on the seams.

Cleaning Tips:

Our vegan leather is exceptionally soft and high-quality, but it does need a bit more TLC compared to real leather. Please note that even the highest quality faux leather will wear and tear more than genuine leather. Gentle, regular care will ensure it lasts longer.

  • Never wash your bags with water. Instead, wipe any spills immediately with a lint-free towel and let it dry out of direct sunlight.
  • Use dedicated polyurethane leather cleaners and conditioners for the best results.
  • Stains on the liner fabric can be cleaned with colour safe stain removal products - just always ensure that you dry the liner really well with a towel and air dry out of direct sunlight. Moisture really is the enemy with bags.
  • Regularly clean and maintain metal hardware like zippers and clips after use. Use a soft brush to clean any dirt, sand or grime from zippers and hardwares.
  • Applying some lubrication will keep zippers running smoothly - we recommend doing so at least once a month.
  • Regularly check that zipper teeth are well alligned and there’s nothing caught in them.
  • Zipper pullers can become loose with use. Tighten the zipper puller every 2-3 months with pliers, take care to avoid scratches.

Additional Care:

We understand that nappy bags are a daily essential and can face a lot of wear and tear. Rest assured, with the right care, your bag will last and continue to look great. We source only the most durable materials, but overstuffing, rough handling and incorrect storage can strain the stitching. Regular cleaning and maintenance is important to keep your bag soft, shiny, and looking fantastic and also to keep all moving parts running smoothly.


If you ever need advice for any of your Milk & Poppy products, we’re here to help! Please email us at or if urgent contact me (Kassie) on 0413 528 804.

Thank you for supporting our small business. We hope you love your nappy bag and it becomes a trusty companion on all your adventures with your little ones. If you have any thoughts on the design please let me know - your feedback is so so important to me.

🧡 Kassie and the Milk & Poppy Family