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Old 01-16-2013, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So today I decided to wash his fleece with out a dryer sheet. Which caused the fleece to have a lot of static. I am now getting shocked by everything in my house and am scared to pick of Quillbert or put him on the fleece I just washed. Any suggestions? I just don't want to hurt the poor little man.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The static shouldn't last very long. I don't use dryer sheets with any of my hedgehog laundry (multiple loads per week) and have never had a problem with static. Just put him on it, if there's any left over (shouldn't be) and he gets a little shock, it's not going to do any damage anyway.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can also use dryer balls. They don't work nearly as well as dryer sheets, but are better than nothing and don't have chemicals.
Here is an example: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005U9Y71Y
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I usually use the free and sensitive sheets and detergent. But I'm currently still shocking everything I touch even though its been like 45 min. So I guess I'll just wait a bit longer.
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I ran out of the dryer sheet which is why I didn't use any.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I use vinegar in the wash. In addition to its oft touted disinfectant qualities, it acts as a fabric softener and static reducer.
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I use vinegar in the wash. In addition to its oft touted disinfectant qualities, it acts as a fabric softener and static reducer.
I use vinegar as well! In fact it's the only disinfectant that comes near Mal.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just hang dry my fleece, it dries really fast...
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Our fleece liners are crazy staticy too! I just go around touching things after pulling them out to discharge any extra static on me. :P



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I always just used scent- and dye-free detergent and softener for Lily's blankets and liners, never had a static problem!
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