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Would you wash new bedding?

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cheapandcheerful Mon 29-Feb-16 14:11:26

Before putting it on dc's bed for the first time?

SmellySourdough Mon 29-Feb-16 14:13:36

fabrics are treated with pesticides and fungicides for shipping.
not to mention excess dye, lots of handling during manufacture and gross warehouses/shop floors.

Cato1999 Mon 29-Feb-16 14:15:40

Yes, I always do just to soften it.

Mellifera Mon 29-Feb-16 14:16:03

Yes I would. I wash everything before wearing for the first time. Bedding included.

KoalaDownUnder Mon 29-Feb-16 14:17:10

Yes. Just to soften it up and take away the chemical smell.

I don't think it's heinously gross not to, though. (Although half of mumsnet will now freak out over it.)

Pinkheart5915 Mon 29-Feb-16 14:18:31

yes, I always do to soften it.

Buzzardbird Mon 29-Feb-16 14:22:45

Yes, especially for a child.

Kingfisherfree Mon 29-Feb-16 14:25:08

I haven't and I have got new bedding on 2 beds. I think I might strip the beds now. confused

MissTessmacher Mon 29-Feb-16 14:27:44


Couldn't put bedding on my beds that had been sat potentially for months in plastic packaging. Plus they're always creased to fuck when you first take them out.

CaptainCallisto Mon 29-Feb-16 14:40:52

I usually do. I forgot to do the Thomas the Tank Engine set DS1 got for Christmas (he was so excited!) and it dyed the mattress protector, duvet, and pillow blue angry

Leviticus Mon 29-Feb-16 20:37:35

Er no... DCs are currently lying on sheets straight from the packet yesterday.

They survived the night last night so I'm hopeful for tonight.

Kingfisherfree Mon 29-Feb-16 20:39:45


chumbler Tue 01-Mar-16 14:12:49

Wow never thought to do this. For DD I would but I love lying in brand new sheets / wearing clothes with that still new smell!

CremeEggThief Tue 01-Mar-16 14:15:05

No. I'll carry on taking my chances!

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Tue 01-Mar-16 14:15:59

Always wash, to get rid of dust, chemicals etc.

Tiggeryoubastard Tue 01-Mar-16 14:20:30

Yes, you know there's all sorts of vermin on the ships that transport them, and they're overloaded with chemicals because of this. I don't understand how anybody would not wash anything new coming into contact with their children, even if they wouldn't for themselves. It's not that difficult to put it in the washer.

cozietoesie Tue 01-Mar-16 14:40:30

Yes. I like to check that there are no manufacturing flaws that aren't apparent otherwise.

Leviticus Wed 02-Mar-16 21:01:49

Tigger it's simply that for 30 odd years - pre MN basically - I had no idea I was supposed to. Plus as chumbler says I like the smell of new clothes.

NateGreen Fri 04-Mar-16 06:33:28

We wash everything new as you never know where it's been and who touched it.

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