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    Default Hand me downs from smoking home

    A friend of mine gave me a bag of clothes for the baby we are expecting. She and her husband smoke (I think even in the house )

    We aren't hurting for the clothes by any means, but it would be nice to use them for daycare.

    Does anybody have any advice for getting the faint smoke smell out in the laundry? Would you use them after washing them a few times?

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    I would soak in vinegar, then wash in oxyclean and detergent. I'd use them.
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    Thanks! I will do that.

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    Try airing out the clothes outside also before doing the vinegar and Oxyclean.

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    Personally, I wouldn't use them. I am picky?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillview View Post
    Personally, I wouldn't use them. I am picky?
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    What do you do with your clothes when you spend the evening in a smokey place LOL?

    I'd wash them well & use them without a second thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamicka View Post
    What do you do with your clothes when you spend the evening in a smokey place LOL?

    I'd wash them well & use them without a second thought.
    Not looking for an argument

    We don't take the kids to smokey places except when we are in the UK -- maybe once a year and yes at that time I would wash them. That said, I am VERY sensative to smoke and I wouldn't take clothes from a smoking house.

    The OP asked if people would use them, I am offering my personal opinion.

    Of course others would do different things -- no judgements here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillview View Post
    Not looking for an argument

    We don't take the kids to smokey places except when we are in the UK -- maybe once a year and yes at that time I would wash them. That said, I am VERY sensative to smoke and I wouldn't take clothes from a smoking house.

    The OP asked if people would use them, I am offering my personal opinion.

    Of course others would do different things -- no judgements here.
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    Gosh, I'm not looking for an argument, either. I was teasing. I'm not judging you either.

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    I had a friend give me boxes and boxes of clothes for my oldest. They smelled like a bar. I just washed them in Tide and they were fine.

    Same friends (who still smoke) gave me a bunch of books for DD2 last night. I aired them out and they are fine this am.
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    FWIW I wouldn't use them. The chemicals in cigarette smoke are so dangerous, and linger longer than the scent. They are very closely tided to SIDs and learning disabilities. You said you are in no need for clothes so why risk it. JMHO
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