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Modibodi period pants- washing them
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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?

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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.

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Salaro · 22/01/2022 11:08

You haven't used a cleaner. Water alone won't get the stains out.

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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.

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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?

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Alakazam8 · 22/01/2022 11:11

Dd can’t use bio detergent. Would non bio be ok?

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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.

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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.

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itwasntaparty · 22/01/2022 11:27

You need powder and put them on a full wash.

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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.

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Theunamedcat · 22/01/2022 12:10

Are you washing them separately to everything else?

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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.

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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.

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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….

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Thethingswedoforlove · 22/01/2022 12:54

I don’t ever cold rinse and they always wash just fine On full wash with detergent

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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germsandcoffee · 22/01/2022 13:54

Cold rinse the stick on a full wash with the rest of the dark washing

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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!

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blyn72 · 22/01/2022 19:02

Keep a Vanish stick in the bathroom for her to rub the stains.

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Ihaveoflate · 22/01/2022 19:46

This is why I only have black ones!

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