As a parent, you are excited for every milestone— feeding your baby for the first time is no exception. But man, babies are messy eaters! Although, who can resist a sweet grin masked in spaghetti sauce? Stains are an inevitable part of raising children. While you can’t avoid them, there are several tricks to getting them out without a hassle.
To protect their clothes, buy bibs. Without adequate coverage, food stains might still get on your babies clothes. And as your little one grows, they can be hard to keep on. Thankfully, some companies have large, silicone bibs with strong snaps and deep pockets that help early on. However, cloth bibs are as prone to staining as clothes. So how do you get those pesky stains outs?
Fruit & Vegetable Stains
Often, fruit and vegetables stains are the most difficult to remove. Their natural pigments embed themselves into the fibers of clothes and bibs rather quickly. Here’s a couple things you can use to remove these type of stains. Create your own water and vinegar mixture. You’ll use one part vinegar and two parts vinegar then apply it to the stain. Allow this to sit for ten minutes and proceed to wash as you normally would.
Protein Based Stains
Typically, protein-rich baby food stains don’t pose much of a challenge when it comes time to tackle them. Use a mixture of liquid soap, we find that blue Dawn dish soap works best, and water to pretreat the stain. Let the clothes or bib soak for ten to fifteen minutes then wash as usual.
Oil Based Stains
Oil stains can damage clothes and bibs when left untreated so it’s important that you act fast. To treat these types of stains, you should apply baking soda or talcum powder to the stain and let it sit for at least fifteen minutes. The powder absorbs and dries the stain. After it has sat, scrape the powder off. You should then apply the same liquid soap/water mixture you would use for protein based stains. Allow this to sit for ten to fifteen minutes before proceeding to wash as normal.
Other Ways to Treat Stains
Another effective stain remover spray you can make at home consists of two parts hydrogen peroxide and one part blue Dawn dish soap. Spray onto the stain and allow it to sit for fifteen minutes before washing. Use a spray bottle to make a batch for multiple uses. Want to create a laundry stain remover scrub? Mix one tablespoon of Dawn dish soap with 4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, and 2 tablespoons of baking sodas. Apply a couple spoonfuls to the stain, scrub, then allow to sit overnight and proceed to wash as you usually would. Fels-Naptha Laundry Bar and Stain Remover is a cheap product that works great! You can find this gem at major retail stores for less than a dollar. Use as directed and you’ll be surprised at how even set in stains come out.
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