Fabric softener and plastic pants?

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Would there be harm if added fabric softener to the washer when I do my plastic pants?
 
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I think the fabric softener might leach out any plasticizers in the plastic pants making them more brittle. I suggest a non hash soap or detergent only on cold and hang to dry.
 
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Thanks!

Lord knows all the pairs of plastic pants I destroyed by putting the plastic pants in the dryer instead of hang drying.
 
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fabric softener will also clog and reduce the absorbency of cloth diapers
 
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dpcare said:
fabric softener will also clog and reduce the absorbency of cloth diapers
Thanks for the info.

I shall refrain from adding fabric softener with my dideeees.
 

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In fact, you should not even put plastic pants in the washer, the soap will remove the plasticizer and they will get stiff. You will not get as much wear out of them as they will crack.
 

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It depends on the pants. The washing instructions that came with mine say a regular machine wash. Add fabric softener only occasionally to keep the material pliable. Also hang to dry.
 
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Don't use fabric softener for anything diaper related

also don't use un general it's aweful on your washing machines
 
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PUL plastic pants you can put in the washing machine, but not the other kinds. I rinse mine in the shower in the morning. They seem to last longer that way. I hang them up on a plastic hanger to dry.
 
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dogboy said:
PUL plastic pants you can put in the washing machine, but not the other kinds. I rinse mine in the shower in the morning. They seem to last longer that way. I hang them up on a plastic hanger to dry.
Got it.
 

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dogboy said:
PUL plastic pants you can put in the washing machine, but not the other kinds. I rinse mine in the shower in the morning. They seem to last longer that way. I hang them up on a plastic hanger to dry.
I do the same thing, shower in the morning, occassionally I will take a bucket and put just a little bit of Johnsons Baby Shampoo in it and let them soak for a few minutes, rinse them and then like you do hangar dry them inside.
 

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I wash mine in the washing machine on a delicates or a quick wash, with a temperature of about 30 or lower. then I take them outside and give them a quick shake (providing no one watching!) then I just hang them up in the spare room, and they dry in a couple of hours. I also do the same with my rubber pants. seems to work fine.
 

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Maybe I should add, no I do not use fabric softner. just normal washing detergent is all I use.
 
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There was a time when my wife was getting a skin rash that seemed to get worse when she was in bed. She even asked me to stop wearing my plastic pants to bed; after several days it clearly didn't help. She finally figured out that it was the fabric softener she was using. We quit using it, and I don't miss it at all.
 

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Generally I shove my PVC pants in the washing machine with an "egg" cleaning product (an environmental cleaning product that looks like a egg but does not involve birds) and recent put them in a modern low temperature dryer. In the summer they go out on the line. The oldest pair must be coming up to 4 years old! So I can't be treating them that badly
 

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As others have said, the best way to wash plastic pants to make them last is to wash them by hand with mild soap, rinse, pat dry with a towel and then hang up to air dry. Seeing them hanging up to air dry is also a reminder of how naughty you are.
 
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Frungie said:
As others have said, the best way to wash plastic pants to make them last is to wash them by hand with mild soap, rinse, pat dry with a towel and then hang up to air dry. Seeing them hanging up to air dry is also a reminder of how naughty you are.
Would Dreft soap work?
 

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ben0510 said:
I wash mine in the washing machine on a delicates or a quick wash, with a temperature of about 30 or lower. then I take them outside and give them a quick shake (providing no one watching!) then I just hang them up in the spare room, and they dry in a couple of hours. I also do the same with my rubber pants. seems to work fine.
You wear pantyhose with your diaper? Thanks for the washing tips/
 

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Back when I was use to wear plastic panties I try that.
NOT very good idea !!
Its best to hand wash and dry them !! Will last a lot longer.
 

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TheBob said:
Would there be harm if added fabric softener to the washer when I do my plastic pants?
I only ever wash plastic pants by hand with mild baby detergent and then rinse in a tub with warm water. One plastic tub for washing and one for the rinse. Then I hang to dry.
 
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