2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 03:30
Cute, but baby clothes are also often dirty. Our little angels tend to carry their every meal or state with them. Drool, milk, stools: a few tips to overcome them.
Whether on your clothes or baby's, regurgitation stains are common. Very frequent. If the stain is fresh, you should be able to get it out with just a little cold water or club soda. If the stain is old, let the garment soak in white vinegar.
The trick to dealing with vomit stains is reaction time. Indeed, vomit is acidic (bile) and stains can become embedded in clothing, or sheets, quite quickly. So pass the clothes under clear water, then with soapy water. If there is still vomit, opt for the major means: vinegar water.
Milk or drool
Milk stains or drool stains, if taken care of quickly, are easily treatable. A little soapy water, and you're done!
For old stains, it is more difficult: especially if the garment has been washed in hot water, thenwent through the dryer. Some have nevertheless managed to make them disappear (or almost) by soaking them in an Oxyclean solution.
A sick baby is always sad, but not uncommon. Another thing that is not uncommon: the drops of medicine on the cute little leotard – the one he only wore twice! The best way to avoid a stain (all stains) is to act right away. Take off his clothes and, if you don't have time to wash them right away, soak them in cold water while you wait. Remember: hot water is not to be used – it may cook and set the stain!
Then, apply a preparation of borax and water to the stain. Leave to act for a few hours. Then wash the garment as usual.
“Borax (hydrated sodium borate) is an alkaline s alt that forms in the playas, that is to say in the bottoms of ephemeral lakes that fill up during the rainy season and evaporate in dry season. It is used as a disinfectant, it increases the effectiveness of soap and prevents mold and odors. It also whitens clothes, removes some stains and softens water. » Coop The Green House
They are not pleasant, these spots, and to make them disappear, once again, the trick is to act quickly. First remove any feces that may be stuck to the garment or diaper. Then, wash them with soapy water or club soda. If thestain persists, soak your garment in a solution of water and white vinegar, before washing it, as usual.
Urine stains on clothes, sheets or washable diapers are common. To prevent a permanent ring from marking these, absorb as much urine as possible with a paper towel. Next, sprinkle the clothes with baking soda (you can add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to a cup of baking soda). If possible, let everything dry outside: the sun works miracles!
Babies love to eat eggs: that's good, because they are a good source of energy and protein. That being said, they can also stain clothes. Don't panic: if your little gourmand has soiled his pretty sweater with egg, start by scraping off the excess with a spoon. Then wash it with (cold) soapy water. That should be enough. If, however, the stain remains, use vinegar water to soak the garment, before washing it as usual.
Carrot stains are stubborn and if you don't act quickly, they may be permanent. When your love gets dirty with mashed carrot, dampen a paper towel with oil and try to soak up the stain. Then wash the garment in soapy water.
Soup and mashed vegetables
Hum! A good soup or mashed vegetables! There is a simple trick that workswith most stains: club soda. Indeed, when baby soils his clothes, gently rub the stain with carbonated water. In the case of a more stubborn stain (like jam), we add a little white vinegar to our seltzer water!
This occasional little treat, so loved by little ones, is also very, very messy! To save a chocolate-stained garment, prepare a formula of water and white vinegar (1 tbsp in half a glass of water). Using a soft cloth, rub the stain with the solution. When the stain is finally gone, wash the garment in lukewarm water.