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#1 of 4 Old 11-07-2011, 11:52 AM - Thread Starter
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I just bought some maternity jeans from Target (the Liz Lange can see them online here). They don't have a belly panel, but they do have a stretchy waistband.


No matter how I wash them, there is this weird chemical/formaldehyde-ish smell coming from them. It is grossing me out. I have tried Seventh Generation (scent free) liquid detergent and I also tried to soak them in Rockin' Green. The smell is still there. I really like the way they fit, but I am afraid I'm going to have to throw them away.

Any ideas for getting rid of the smell?



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Baking soda? I would try that or bac-out.  It might be the elastic or the dye.

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can you soak them in a vinegar solution?

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Take them back. I have four pairs and none of them are stinky. I would totally return them and say they smell bad and you want another pair. I am super sensitive to stinky clothes when Im pregnant. I washed mine before I wore them for the first time with All Free and Clear, so I dont know if that made a difference.

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