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15 May 2013 @ 11:23 pm
I just finished my third cycle, and I'm very very happy with my cup. But I've got a question about the pouch, and I haven't seen *anything* about that anywhere, so I thought I'd ask. Cleaning the cup is easy enough, but what about washing the pouch? For some reason mine has got a mildewey smell--the kind of smell things get when they air dry but don't actually *dry*--and I definitely don't want to put my cup in there till that smell is gone. Can I just put it in the laundry in a lingerie bag? I make my own laundry detergent, but I still think the stuff in it (washing soda, borax, fels naptha soap) wouldn't be good getting on the cup, and therefore inside of me! Or is that not a big deal? I do wash my cup before each cycle, so it'd be pretty clean either way. I just know I don't want any mildew on my pouch or on my cup!
 
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on May 16th, 2013 12:39 pm (UTC)
Either by hand or in a lingerie bag with the rest of your laundry. The only thing that would make me hesitate about just tossing it in is that some washer/driers like to eat socks and the pouch is small enough to be a snack.
trejoytrejoy on May 16th, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
LOL @ kuradi8 "small enough to be a snack"!

I have put a number of pouches through the laundry to freshen them up. Haven't lost one yet nor had any ill effects with cups.
Belleravynwitch on May 16th, 2013 02:48 pm (UTC)
If you're really worried about the laundry detergent, wash it in boiling water, then allow it to air dry near a window. You can also iron the fabric to clean it.
perigrineperigrine on May 18th, 2013 05:33 am (UTC)
If I was worried about the machine eating it I'd put it in a pocket that has a zip and zip it up, failing that, a normal old sock.
forumaddict81forumaddict81 on May 18th, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
I just hand wash my cloth pouch in the sink with unscented soap and hot water. Seems to do the trick. Then I just let it air dry in a warm place (I hang it up by the draw strings). I know it sounds like kind of a "pain in the backside", but really it only takes like a couple of minutes.

Edited at 2013-05-18 10:47 pm (UTC)