How Do I Get MILDEW Smell Out of Baby Blanket?

Updated on September 15, 2008
S.G. asks from Wylie, TX
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My son has a blanket he takes with him everywhere - it is disgusting!! Anyways, he sucks on the corner, so it is wet all the time. It has the worst smell of mildew. It doesn't seem sanitary for him to be sucking on mildew... yuck! What can I wash it with to get out that smell?? Thanks!!

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C.E.

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I've found that putting 1/2 cup of white vinegar in the rinse cycle gets smells out! If it doesn't take out the odor the first time, I mix the vinegar (a full cup to about 1/2 to 1 gallon of water-not an exact science) with water and soak it over night. Best part is it is safe! You don't have to worry about him sucking on chemical residue. Good luck!

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J.B.

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Just add a cup of white vinegar to your load of wash. It will cut the vinegar smell and soften your blanket or towels in the process. This is how you cut the mildew smell in towels too. You won't be able to smell the vinegar afterward either.

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S.S.

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S. go to www.tryfabreeze.com and it gives you ideas on how to get the smell out. They have home remedies on their site and their remedies. Good Luck!

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M.W.

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Try washing it with oxy-clean. Put the powder right on the spot and wash in warm water. May have to do it more than once and perhaps may have to use hot water. Try it, it won't hurt and oxy-clean comes in a spray, too. Use both and I hope it works.

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C.H.

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Vinegar works to get the smell out of just about anything (I use it to de-funk cloth diapers), and is also a natural fabric softener. Baking soda is a whitener. If you have a side-loading washing machine, just pour the vinegar into the fabric softener compartment and it'll get added at the right time, otherwise dump it into the rinse cycle of your top-loading washer.

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K.K.

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I add vinegar to our laundry that smells iffy....it seems to work.

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L.H.

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The sun is your best friend. Wash it in as hot water as it will hold up to and add vinegar AND baking soda. Let it dry in the sun. To soften it up, after it dries, pop it in the dryer for a few minutes.

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K.D.

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I add a 1/2 cup of arm and hammer baking soda to a load of stinky laundry, then hang out in the sun to dry. It hasn't failed me yet!!

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G.W.

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To get mildew smell out of washcloths I use bleach, but I do not think that is safe for a baby blanket. I would try to add 1-2 cups of vinegar to the wash load or even to the rinse, or if that doesn't work I have also used Odoban, from Sam's Club.

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E.S.

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repeat washings with vinegar!

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J.S.

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I read once in Hints by Helouise if you leave clothes in the washer to use ammonia. And it works! Add 1 cup of ammonia to the water before adding or put it in the final rinse, I just put it in the fabric softener part of the washer. Be sure to never mix with bleach.

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C.E.

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I've found that putting 1/2 cup of white vinegar in the rinse cycle gets smells out! If it doesn't take out the odor the first time, I mix the vinegar (a full cup to about 1/2 to 1 gallon of water-not an exact science) with water and soak it over night. Best part is it is safe! You don't have to worry about him sucking on chemical residue. Good luck!

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