Three Ways to Effectively Remove Stains from Baby Clothes

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If you want your baby’s clothes to look and smell as clean and fresh as your little one, then stain removal is a skill you need to master. While spit up, pee, and poop come with the territory of raising kids, there’s no need to stress over a few smudges. Here are the top three tried and tested methods you will need to keep those rompers, bibs, and blankets looking pristine and brand new.

A Few Words of Caution

  • Always check care instructions before washing.
  • Be careful with items that are delicate.
  • Be sure to test on an inconspicuous spot.

The best way to tackle any stain is to treat it immediately. Keep in mind, you don’t want to put your item in the dryer until the stain is removed – so it may require multiple attempts. First, if you have any remnants of what’s left from the stain on the clothes, you’ll want to scrape it off. Next, soak the clothing item in cool water - this will help to loosen the stain.

Method One: Vinegar & Rubbing Alcohol

Begin by following the above steps:

  • After rinsing with cool water, soak your clothing in one-part rubbing alcohol and one-part water for approximately 15 minutes.
  • If the stain is not gone after the 15 minutes is up, repeat the process - this time using an equal combination of water and vinegar. 
  • Wash as normal.

Method Two: Dawn, Baking Soda & Hydrogen Peroxide

  • After rinsing the stain with cool water, make a paste of one-part baking soda one-part original Dawn coupled with two-parts hydrogen peroxide.
  • Stir until it forms a watery paste.
  • Scrub the paste into the stained spot.
  • Allow the paste sit for an hour.
  • Wash as normal.

  • Method Three: Borax

    • Again, after scraping off the stain remnants and adding in cold water you will want to soak the item for a minimum of 30 minutes with water and one tablespoon of Borax.
    • After soaking, add ½ cup of Borax to the load and wash the item normally.

    Although these methods are safe and effective at removing stains from baby’s clothing, the best way to not have stains is through prevention. Check out our organic bandana bibs to keep babies clothing covered while eating. They are not only practical and functional but adorable too!

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