Modibodi period pants- washing them
Alakazam8 · 22/01/2022 11:05
Got dd some 24 hour period pants and she wore them for the first time overnight.
Cold Rinsed them and put on a daily quick cold wash (no detergent as didn’t have any without fabric conditioner this morning and they’ve still got small stains on outside. What have I done wrong or not done please?
Akire · 22/01/2022 11:07
Sounds like without washing powder they haven't got clean. Most stains will not come out with just water and you need soap to get stains out, blood especially.
Salaro · 22/01/2022 11:08
You haven't used a cleaner. Water alone won't get the stains out.
JulieGoods · 22/01/2022 11:10
Yeah you need some Bio detergent.
I cold rinse mine. Then rinse quickly in cold water with a little Ace laundry bleach.
Then wash on 30 with bio detergent.
Had them ages. Still good as new.
Alakazam8 · 22/01/2022 11:10
Thanks will get some powder later and give them another go. Is it normal for them to stain on outside?
Alakazam8 · 22/01/2022 11:11
Dd can’t use bio detergent. Would non bio be ok?
reluctantbrit · 22/01/2022 11:15
We use non bio but I only have stains if DD had a really heavy day at school. I normally then use a bit of the liquid washing detergent and rub it in and wait for a bit.
I also stopped washing on a quick wash. I find that a full wash is a lot more effective, they smell cleaner as well.
Alakazam8 · 22/01/2022 11:20
Great thanks- do you still wash on cold. It seems a bit wasteful to put a full wash on for 2 pairs of pants, or 1 in this case while we are trying them.
itwasntaparty · 22/01/2022 11:27
You need powder and put them on a full wash.
TheSandgroper · 22/01/2022 12:08
You know bicarb works on blood? Or salt. Or even carbonate of soda (ie washing soda). A spoon in a small bucket. Soak for a bit, swish and rinse in clean water. Job done and as cheap as chips.
Theunamedcat · 22/01/2022 12:10
Are you washing them separately to everything else?
TheSandgroper · 22/01/2022 12:10
Animal products aka protein needs cold water. This includes any blood and meat juices from the roast. Fat comes afterwards with hot water.
reluctantbrit · 22/01/2022 12:13
Yes, cold wash.
It sounds wasteful but DD and I both have them and I normally rinse and keep them until the end of the day and then have 2-5 pairs (we overlapp by 2-3 days) each time. I go through 3 pairs on my heavy days so it's worse it.
Alakazam8 · 22/01/2022 12:46
Yes washing them separately to everything else. I was a bit disappointed that they stained as they are 24 hour ones and dd only had them on for about 12….
Thethingswedoforlove · 22/01/2022 12:54
I don’t ever cold rinse and they always wash just fine On full wash with detergent
SilverGlassHare · 22/01/2022 12:59
I’d cold rinse but no way would I wash one pair of pants on their own! Cold rinse then stick them in a normal darks wash, with detergent, surely? A quick cold wash without detergent isn’t going to get rid of bloodstains.
Ihaveoflate · 22/01/2022 13:00
I hand rinse them in the sink until the water runs clear and bung them in a net bag until I have a few pairs to wash. Then I wash them with a normal load of clothes with bio powder at 40.
Lou573 · 22/01/2022 13:12
@Ihaveoflate same - we keep a little wet bag hanging in the bathroom which they go in after a rinse, then thrown in a normal dark wash.
Alakazam8 · 22/01/2022 13:27
Ok that’s reassuring- will put them in a dark wash when I’ve got the right powder. That’s great advice thanks. Only got 3 pairs at first as I wasn’t sure if dd would like them so washing them is important!
germsandcoffee · 22/01/2022 13:54
Cold rinse the stick on a full wash with the rest of the dark washing
JulieGoods · 22/01/2022 18:16
I don't wash mine on their own wash.
I rinse cold in the sink until the water comes off totally clear.
Then rinse cold with some ace bleach (it 'fizzes' where the blood is so I know it's clearing it) then rinse well and they go in the next 30 wash of clothes/school uniform.
BeBesideTheSea · 22/01/2022 18:21
You need to rinse them until the water runs completely clear - it takes much longer than you think!
If the blood has come through to the outside she has worn them too long. 24 hours is only a guideline - it depends on volume (and other things like consistency and whether slow and steady or floods). I made exactly the same mistake at first too!
Alakazam8 · 22/01/2022 18:57
Ok I didn’t know that. However within 2 hours this morning they had come through a little bit although it is dd’s heaviest day. Didn’t think they would. Thanks for all the tips re washing- does Ace bleach damage them at all?
Yumperwumpee · 22/01/2022 19:00
I dont even bother cold rinsing tbh, just bung them in the wash with everything else. They're still going strong!
blyn72 · 22/01/2022 19:02
Keep a Vanish stick in the bathroom for her to rub the stains.
Ihaveoflate · 22/01/2022 19:46
This is why I only have black ones!
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