Baby Food Stains
My baby started eating food and his clothes have some food stains, how do I remove them?
Congratulations on your new baby! Baby food stains really benefit from pre-treating, but first be sure to scrape away excess stain (think pureed vegetable globs like sweet potatoes), and then rinse the stain with a little cool water. Be careful not to rub the stain further into the fabric. I am sure you have both white and colored items to clean, so here are some good techniques for both:
If the item is white:
- Rub stain gently with Clorox® Bleach Pen Gel immediately before laundering.
- Wash immediately in the hottest water recommended on the care label using detergent and ¾ cup Clorox® Regular Bleach2.
If the item is colored (or made from a fiber on the do not bleach list):
- Apply Clorox2® Stain Remover and Color Booster directly to the stain, and rub in.
- Wait 3-5 minutes, but don’t let it dry on the fabric.
- Wash immediately in the hottest water recommended on the care label using detergent and Clorox2® .
After washing, air dry the items and check for success. This is a general technique that I always advise. Stubborn stains that are partially removed can often be treated again, and you increase your chance of eventual success if you don’t heat-set any residual stain in a hot dryer.
Does anyone else have some new baby stains for which they need help removing?