Do you use fabric softener on children’s sleepwear? This is a short article about safety, regarding children and flame resistant clothing although it applies to any flame resistant clothing. Whilst researching a different article I was studying the back of a detergent packet and found a warning about using fabric softener on some children’s clothes.
It’s a fairly obscure tip, but fabric conditioner can reduce the effectiveness of flame resistance in children’s clothes. So just bear that in mind.
From Dreft: We do caution against using any fabric softener on children’s sleepwear or other garments labelled as flame resistant – as it may reduce flame resistance.
It’s maybe not so critical these days with most people having central heating but many people still have some form of naked flame in the home, there’s even the possibility of kids playing with matches so it’s better to be safe than sorry. As far as I’m aware most children’s sleepwear and baby clothes are supposed to be flame resistant or as the official term goes, “flame retardant”. Note this doesn’t mean flame-proof.
Whilst on the subject of fabric softener (conditioner), it also partially waterproofs towels reducing their ability to dry. Check out this link for several interesting facts and tips regarding fabric softener on Whitegoodshelp