If you have a baby or young child, then you know there is a lot of drool, food and other messes that come with having a baby. One of the best things about having a baby is dressing them up, picking out the cutest outfits and matching accessories. However, this means that you also have to learn to deal with stains.
As a parent, it may even feel like kids just kind of go out of their way to make messes wherever they are. If this sounds like your baby at all, then read on as we share some valuable stain removal tips!
Spit- up stains
It's easy to get spit up stains out of baby clothes. The key is to act quickly as soon as you see a spit up stain on your baby's clothes.
Use a clean dry cloth or paper towel to dab at the stain. Do not rub the stain as that may cause it to seep further into the fabric. If there is still some spit up on the fabric, use a wet cloth or baby wipe to gently scrub at the area until it is gone. If there is still a slight amount of saliva left on the clothing, don't worry about it. It will go away after you wash it in your washing machine with baby laundry detergent and hot water later!
Pee and Poo
The best way to prevent poo and pee stains is by treating the stain immediately after the incident. For pee, wash the cloth under running water and give it a rinse with an enzyme-based cleaner like The Better Home's baby laundry liquid.
For poo stains, make sure that remove all the solid matter with a paper towel before washing it with detergent. While washing, it is important to use cold water only since using warm or hot water may set the stain.
You can add a tablespoon of vinegar to the wash cycle to disinfect and deodorize the clothes.
The first step is to soak the stained clothing in cold water as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove the stain. If you can't wash the item right away, keep it in cold water until you're ready to wash it. However, do not use hot water, or you may set the stain and make it more difficult to remove.
Apply a small amount of laundry soap directly onto the stain and scrub it gently. This should remove the stain. If there is any residue, you can repeat the scrubbing process and rinse it with cold water.