Winter is on its way. With the dropping temperatures and falling snow is the need to heat our homes.
Cold air holds less moisture. Air processed through central heating gets drier. Dry air=static shocks and well..... its a bane of winter you cannot avoid unless you manage to raise the humidity in your house >30%.
1) Air dry the Pajamas. Using a heated dryer can introduce charge into the pajama fabric. If you must use the dryer, add a damp washcloth to the dyer for the last 10 minutes of the drying cycle. Allow the dryer to carry out the rest of the drying cycle.
2) Washing additives (Non-chemical) Try adding baking soda to the washer: Add ¼ cup of baking soda before starting the washing cycle. Baking soda creates a barrier between positive and negative charges, thus preventing build up and creation of static. Vinegar also works to reduce static. Inexpensive white distilled vinegar is also known to whiten, brighten, reduce odor and soften clothes.
3) Metal is your friend! Before putting the jamz on your hound, touch a metal object (wire hanger, keys, thimble, cutlery, etc).
4) Discharge any static with a dryer sheet. Rub a dryer sheet over the jamz before putting them on or taking them off your hound.
As the season progresses we will be trying out other alternatives and reporting results. Best of luck to all and stay warm!