Thank you for your purchase of our Improved All-In-Ones!
Before first use, please put your diaper/diapers in a Hot dryer for about 20 minutes; this will help seal up needle holes from sewing. Continued time in the dryer after washings keeps the holes from reopening.
Fitting Your All-In-Ones
Be sure that the Velcro tabs are secured across the back and not the tummy (opposite of diapering baby). For additional adjustment, I have added Velcro extending past the fabric tabs; this may be trimmed to any length or completely cut off if not needed. Adjustment at the waist will also “snug up or loosen” at the legs, so play with where you secure them at the waist to get the best overall fit.
If your pet has more than just the occasional urine leakage, be sure and check to change them often. Fancy Pants All-In-Ones are highly absorbent, but urine scald can still take place and lead to sores, infections and other problems.
Secure hook side of the Velcro to the loop side of your All-In-Ones before washing; turn inside out for better washing and quicker drying. Using a mesh wash bag will keep the Velcro from snagging other things in the wash; they can be purchased at big box stores such as Walmart or Target. Wash your All-In-Ones in a warm or hot water wash with a mild detergent and tumble dry on hot. Do not use chlorine bleach or stain removers such as Shout or OxiClean. These harsh chemicals will break down the outer shells waterproof protection. Do NOT use fabric softener or dryer sheets, as it prohibits absorption (dryer sheets leave an oil behind in your dryer that can attach to anything you dry.) Using creams or ointments can also inhibit absorption over time and your padding may need to be stripped.
Stripping Instructions - if you find that your pads are not absorbing well and you have used any of the above listed products at any time you need to strip the build up. Using Blue Dawn dish soap - fill a sink, bucket or large bowl with the hottest water you can. Add a few drops of Blue Dawn and swish, add the diapers to the water and swish again to get them soaked. Soak for at least one hour, then rinse, rinse, rinse until you see no soap bubbles and wash as normal. Try to check during the agitation of the rinse cycle to make sure there is no bubbles. If there is, start with wash cycle again, this time adding no additional soap, run through a full cycle and then dry on hot as usual.
I do believe you will find they clean up beautifully with just hot water and soap, though! These can also easily be washed with towels or other things you have been using with your furry friend since they have the soft side of the Velcro on them. If washing with the shells, do use a laundry bag for the shells as the two Velcro sides will always find each other!
Blessings to you and your furry friend.