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Babys'Muslin squares still smelly after washing.

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ledkr Mon 01-Aug-11 14:55:22

Hi i have a little girl of 6 months and as most parents i use muslin squares for mopping up spills and the odd posset although she isnt really a sicky baby. I have noticed they still smell horrible even when washed.could it be that im using non bio and is it ok to re start bio now she is older?

ledkr Mon 01-Aug-11 15:14:42

oh come on you lot,im waiting to go shopping grin i am guessing you are all doing housework.

CMOTdibbler Mon 01-Aug-11 15:30:27

Use some Napisan on them

humptydidit Wed 03-Aug-11 16:01:44

muslins... biological powder plus 60 degree wash and hang outside to dry

onepieceofcremeegg Wed 03-Aug-11 16:05:06

They need a hot wash 60 or over. A proper hot wash, not a quick version of it. They need the full amount of detergent. Non-bio is fine if you are doing 60 or over. If you insist on washing at lower then use bio.

If you don't wash them at 60, then bits of milk etc remain on them and they smell because they are not really clean. Dry in the hot sun or tumble if it is raining.

bubblesincoffee Wed 03-Aug-11 17:41:56

I always used non bio and a hot wash, either 60 or 90.

SocialButterfly Wed 03-Aug-11 18:33:31

I second Napisan, works a treat on grotty muslins

Convincing Wed 10-Aug-11 17:38:43

Boil them with some vinegar for a few minutes, works very well.

Convincing Wed 10-Aug-11 17:40:00

I meant added a little bit of vinegar in the water that is! Makes towels soft after.

starfishmummy Wed 10-Aug-11 17:46:51

Hot wash with bio. Give an extra rinse if you are bothered about bio powder.

starfishmummy Wed 10-Aug-11 17:47:41

Oh and powder not liquids as they dont usually have bleach in them so smells hang around

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