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Hi all,<br><br>
I've done a search both on these forums and Google but couldn't find instructions on the best way to wash out the flame retardant chemicals on fabric -- namely, my new carseat cover.<br><br>
The only info I've found that seemed consistent was that softeners "affect" the chemicals' effectiveness, so I'm assuming softeners break down the chems somewhat?<br><br>
My plan is to wash the car seat cover with whatever (at this point, a lot of softeners) will help remove the chems, then rewash it a few times in a natural detergent.<br><br>
We've avoided all the flame retardant sleepwear but all car seat covers are coated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Thing is I don't want to ruin my car seat cover but I want as much of the nasty chems off it as possible.<br><br>
Any advice would be appreciated.<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
ETA: If Dawn liquid can be used to strip coated detergent build-up off cloth diapers, would it work on flame retardant chems too?
 

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I would do a nice soak in Calgon.<br><br>
Its a boxed water softner and removes/strips build ups.<br><br>
It works <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Someone else recommended Dr Bronners and Downey (hehe it's like the anti-CD laundry). I don't have any Calgon but can pick some up at the drugstore -- is it just the kind that you put in your bath?
 

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Calgon is in the laundry section, it a boxed water softener. Its a incredible stripper.<br><br>
I use it in my white laundry along with oxygen bleach. The Calgon carries and holds in suspension the dirt.
 

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Coolbeans. I'll look for it at the grocery then. Thanks!
 
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