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#1 of 5 Old 04-08-2005, 05:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I dont really know where else to put this...so if this isnt the right forum please move it....I just need some experienced advice in this one.

I recently got a few used CD from another mama and I LOVE THEM...but the only problem is they have a really heavy cigarette smoke smell IN them that I can;t get out. I have washed them FOUR times and they have spent an entire day out in the sun/air...but they are still retaining the smell. I am not due until May so I have some time, but I really want to get the smell out without ruining them.

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I've yet to find anything to wash out the smell, most stuff just masks it kwim? Did you try adding vinegar to the wash? If you have time, and patience :LOL just airing them out. I know you said you've had them out already but I've found it took a few days. Mind this was for clothing I got from mil's house not diapers...Cigarette smoke makes me so mad

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Maybe try adding a little baking soda to your wash? That might help absorb some of the smell. Good luck, I got some from eBay that smelled like smoke really bad. Kind of made me feel bad for the kid that wore them, he must be exposed to a whole lot of 2nd hand smoke for his diapers to smell that bad!
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My only thoughts would be Sportswash, baking soda as mentioned above. Maybe Oxyclean or TTO? Stuff that comes from FIL I have to wash before because of that reason... Sometiems I soak overnight in oxyclean AND baking soda and that helps dh clothes when he has been around fil
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We once left some diapers at my FIL's (very very smoky) house for about 6 months. OMG did they stink like smoke when we finally got them back. I was very happy that after just a couple of washes (we soak them for a long time and also add vinegar at the final rinse) they didn't smell like smoke any more. I would also second the suggestion of using some baking soda or sportwash (from Walmart) and trying that. Yuck. Good luck!

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