I really appreciate this type of question because it involves so much emotion. As a parent, it is really hard to justify taking any risks with your newborn. Comments like, “it should be safe” and “I’m sure she will be fine” aren’t all that comforting are they? I can honestly say that the last thing anyone wants is for you to take an unnecessary risk with your baby’s items.
At Fabric Renewal, our golden rule is to never ask a parent to accept something that we wouldn’t put on our own children. So based on this rule, we should eliminate cleaning as an option on REALLY severe losses. Even though cleaning could be possible, it is probably not all that reasonable. I think you are well within your rights to look to have your newborn’s items replaced if they are heavily damaged.
At Fabric Renewal we believe that it is our responsibility to provide our customers with information and options and then let them make an educated decision that they are comfortable with. Here are some options that will make most people feel comfortable with the process and confident they are protecting their family.
Have a few select items cleaned and then inspect them to make sure they look, smell and feel perfect to you before proceeding with cleaning the rest of your baby’s items. This is a great option if you would like to give cleaning a try but need a little convincing.
We really LOVE our detergent mix. We have used this specific blend for several years on over 20,000 different people’s items and have had nothing but rave reviews. That being said, some people are just more comfortable with the detergent their doctor recommends. In these cases, we will gladly process your baby’s items in the detergent of your choice. This is a great option if your items are not heavily affected and just need a light cleaning.
In some cases, your detergent may not have the cleaning ability needed to completely restore your baby’s items. In these cases, we recommend that we first clean the items in our detergent blend and then follow them in your detergent. This way we can guarantee the items are clean and also guarantee they smell and feel the way your family is used to. This is a great option if you really want to give cleaning a try but are concerned about which detergent is used.
At the end of the day, you need to be comfortable and confident with how your baby’s items are going to be cleaned. At Fabric Renewal we will do everything in our power to provide you with the best option for your family.