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Clothes sent from home !

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user1471471067 Fri 23-Dec-16 18:40:17

So this is only our second placement and we have a lovely 9yr old living with us for almost 2 weeks now. Everything is going fine and we have bought clothes & other essentials as child arrived in school uniform. Parents have now decided to send clothes and they smell. I would not allow the child to wear them as they're definitely not clean BUT how to I get around the washing of them ? I don't want to make a fuss as I know it could cause upset but I really don't want the smelly clothes in the wardrobe & drawers next to clean clothes I've washed & ironed !

BobbieDog Fri 23-Dec-16 18:41:15

Just wash them

SofiaAmes Fri 23-Dec-16 18:41:19

Confused. Why don't you just wash them?

PinkSwimGoggles Fri 23-Dec-16 18:42:36

are they items that can be washed? the just wash them. surely that should get rid of the unpleasant smell?

cansu Fri 23-Dec-16 18:42:46

er wash them. I am sure the little girl will be happy to see some of her own things.

ALongTimeComing Fri 23-Dec-16 18:44:14

Could you just say to her "we'll give them a little freshen up then you can choose what you want to wear"? She may be aware her clothes smell and be happy?

1happyhippie Fri 23-Dec-16 18:45:21

I would just wash them. Don't make a fuss or mention that they smell to the young girl, just fire them in the wash.

OliviaBensonOnAGoodDay Fri 23-Dec-16 18:45:40

Wash them, definitely. It's fine.

user1471471067 Fri 23-Dec-16 18:45:44

I didn't want to cause upset by just chucking them in the washer !

OliviaBensonOnAGoodDay Fri 23-Dec-16 18:46:11

Just don't make a big thing of it. No one even has to know?

user1471471067 Fri 23-Dec-16 18:49:33

Thanks guys ! I've moved them out of the bedroom and will chuck them in the wash !

DoosyFartlek Fri 23-Dec-16 18:49:34

Wash them while she's in bed asleep?

DoosyFartlek Fri 23-Dec-16 18:49:49

Or ask a friend to do it

comewoowoowithme Fri 23-Dec-16 18:54:40

Just wash them. She needs you to guide her I would imagine and smelly clothes are not on.

PotteringAlong Fri 23-Dec-16 18:56:16

I think you're overthinking this; just wash them!

PleaseDoNotTagMe Fri 23-Dec-16 19:01:24

I would just wash them. She doesn't even need to know does she?

user1471471067 Fri 23-Dec-16 19:03:44

Child is very sensitive and was upset after contact today so didn't want to just chuck them in the wash as he rather proudly took each item out the bag and told me what it was !

Artandco Fri 23-Dec-16 19:15:05

Can you allow him to wear and get muddy or dirty quick and then wash gradually? Ie take to park and get muddy, home and suggest change and you can wash so he can rewear again. Or do baking and get too much flour on an item and wash

ALongTimeComing Fri 23-Dec-16 19:16:53

Can you get them in the wash and drier tonight?

Inkspot Fri 23-Dec-16 19:20:04

The getting muddy idea is a good one. Perhaps pop socks and pants through the wash and let everything else get naturally messy

user1471471067 Fri 23-Dec-16 19:20:13

They're going in the wash now . . . My lovely pooches have had their heads in the bag and slobbered on them ! Extra bit of turkey for them on Sunday! Lol

OliviaBensonOnAGoodDay Fri 23-Dec-16 19:40:54

Can always rely on the pooches smile

sparklymarion Tue 15-Aug-17 07:12:30

Do they smoke I always stare we don't smoke in this house do we so it's a new smell So is it ok if I wash them so it smells like us.

Kids are always fine with that.

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