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In order for baby pajamas to be considered flame retardant it must not ignite easily and after exposure to an open flame for 3 seconds it must self-extinguish – even after 50 washings. But that’s only when washed correctly.
The most important washing instructions for fire retardant clothing is: don’t use bleach (or detergent with bleach in it), fabric softener or tallow soap.
But you can:
- Wash clothing in any temperature water, in a normal or cotton cycle.
- Use a home laundry detergent (as long as it doesn’t contain bleach.)
- Stains can be treated with the usual stain removal products.
- Wash the fire retardant baby pajamas with other clothing without worry.
- Dry as usual, but if too hot or dried too long you will get excessive shrinkage.
- Iron on cotton setting, but don’t use starch.
Basically you can wash and dry fire retardant clothing as usual, just don’t use a product that will coat the fabric and affect the fire resistance of the pajamas.