Nursing Uniforms that don't need ironing.

  1. Does anyone know of a brand of nursing scrubs that don't have to be ironed when they come out of the dryer? I have tried just about every brand that is made but I have yet to find any material that doesn't need to be ironed. I don't use starch spray because it fades the material faster. I use a plain old spray bottle of water and run the iron over them but it takes up so much of my time to have a crisp uniform. I don't even know of any brands that you can lay flat when they come out of the dryer and to smooth the fine wrinkles out. Any suggestions would be great.
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  3. by   chocokitten
    Quote from moomoo111
    Does anyone know of a brand of nursing scrubs that don't have to be ironed when they come out of the dryer? I have tried just about every brand that is made but I have yet to find any material that doesn't need to be ironed. I don't use starch spray because it fades the material faster. I use a plain old spray bottle of water and run the iron over them but it takes up so much of my time to have a crisp uniform. I don't even know of any brands that you can lay flat when they come out of the dryer and to smooth the fine wrinkles out. Any suggestions would be great.
    call me lazy but I never iron my scrubs :spin:
    I wash them, dry them and eventually I fold them (maybe lol) and put them away. If I take them straight out of the dryer and fold them nice and straight I have absolutely no problem with wrinkles. I guess maybe I just don't see the value of ironing out the few wrinkles that make it through this process since my uniform will revert to it's
    "pre-ironed" state within an hour of putting it on.
    however, I realize that this in a matter of opinion ^_^ so I took the time to research a tad for you
    http://www.accentscrubs.com/
    http://www.comfortscrubs.com/fabrics
    http://www.marcusuniforms.com/produc...roduct_ID=1220
  4. by   SuesquatchRN
    There's nothing that is going to satisfy you straight out of the drier. Every brand will have puckery seams and that, IMO, is unacceptable, so I iron, too.

    Set up the board in front of the television. It'll take a half hour to an hour (depending on how long you let laundry go) out of every week.

  5. by   Ms Kylee
    Downy Wrinkle Releaser... best thing ever invented. Saves me tons of ironing time...
  6. by   The Bell Jar
    I have a pair of White Swan scrubs,that if I hang up straight out of the dryer, they look just fine.
  7. by   jmgrn65
    cherokee has a silky kind of fabric, that never needs iron. I have left them in dryer overnight and worn them no wrinkles. Very comfortable. I will look them up and post, stay tuned.
  8. by   jmgrn65
    ok it is micro silk, it is Great, I don't wear anything else!
  9. by   Suninmyheart
    If it doesn't have to be ironed doesn't that usually mean it is of a synthetic material? Even blends bother me. I love 100% cotton scrubs and find they are fine in my book if I take them out of the dryer right away. However I do sacrifice that crisp look.
  10. by   flightnurse2b
    Quote from Kylee45
    Downy Wrinkle Releaser... best thing ever invented. Saves me tons of ironing time...
    i second that! i just pull the scrubs out of the dryer, quick spray and go... and it smells so pretty too!
  11. by   allthingsbright
    Quote from moomoo111
    Does anyone know of a brand of nursing scrubs that don't have to be ironed when they come out of the dryer? I have tried just about every brand that is made but I have yet to find any material that doesn't need to be ironed. I don't use starch spray because it fades the material faster. I use a plain old spray bottle of water and run the iron over them but it takes up so much of my time to have a crisp uniform. I don't even know of any brands that you can lay flat when they come out of the dryer and to smooth the fine wrinkles out. Any suggestions would be great.

    I throw mine in the dryer (usually with a towel) about 10 min before I put them on and it gets all the wrinkles out.

    I just dont have time to iron my scrubs!
  12. by   Shantas
    Get the scrubs that are made from cotton and polyester blend and after you dry them dont fold them just hang them using your hangers.
    As for cottons.....dont dry them in the dryer, hang dry them.
  13. by   Blee O'Myacin
    The other day it was 3 hours into my shift before I realized that I had candy stuck to my shoulder. One of my daughters must have left a taffy in her pocket.

    I never iron and I wear the poplin dickies brand scrubs. I think they do just fine right out of the dryer.

    Besides, my uniform never stays neat and tidy with all the running around I do.

    Blee
  14. by   SuesquatchRN
    All of the decent blends are okay if you hang them right up. I just don't like puckers. I'm also the last generation of women who ironed everything. I never believed that permanent press stuff. They are MUCH easier to iron than pure cotton but I sometimes wear cotton anyway.

    A good iron helps a LOT.

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