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How to Get Baby Food Stains Out of Baby Clothes

Does baby food stain clothes? Follow our baby stain remover tips to learn how to remove baby food from baby clothes including spit up and sweet potato stains.

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How do you remove baby food stains from baby clothes?


Baby food stains really benefit from presoaking or pretreating, 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:

    • After the presoak time is complete, pour off the soaking solution and wash in the hottest water recommended on the care label using detergent and ⅓ cup Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach.

If the item is colored (or made from a fiber on the do not bleach list):

    • Wait 5-10 minutes. Use a timer to keep track of the time. Don’t let it dry on the fabric.
  • 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.

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