One of the issues that parents have is laundry. Lots and lots of laundry. The reality is, you never know when an accident might happen.
After all, incidents like milk vomits, or dribbling can happen anytime. Parents have to get used to doing laundry regularly. You also have to learn to do it quickly and efficiently.
It is not unusual for baby clothes or other essential items such as a stroller, baby capsule, or bedsheets to be stained. Like any other fabrics that have infants in mind, the covers on a baby capsule can be easily removed and machine washed.
To save you time and effort, try some tried and true ways to fight stains and keep your baby’s belongings looking pristine for as long as possible.
To ensure that stains do not soak in and become more challenging to deal with, you have to act fast. If convenient, get the affected clothes off your baby and get them changed as soon as possible.
Next, you should remove any solids on the fabric. From there, the ideal thing to do is to run the article of clothing under some cold water. Afterwards, you can leave it to soak before your next batch of laundry.
This method is critical but not always possible. This is especially true if you and your child are out in public. Nevertheless, you should try to do something to handle the stain.
Getting solids off is your priority. Wiping with water while it still has not dried will help later on. Be sure not to use warm or hot water as this may encourage the stain to set in further.
The Right Detergent
Many detergents are enzyme-based. Using these kinds of soaps will help to remove stains with minimal fuss. The treatment process is simple: apply the cleanser to the affected area and wash regularly.
Detergents that contain amylase or protease work well cleaning stains caused by starches and proteins. More specifically, they do best against milk stains, food stains and bloodstains. Meanwhile, lipase-containing detergents target oil and grease.
Using baking soda is another excellent way to remove stains. This method is called the oxygen bleach method, and you can use baking soda (sodium percarbonate) or washing soda (sodium carbonate).
With no chlorine involved, this ensures that clothes stay mild on your children’s skin. Besides, this method is colour-safe and usable on all fabrics.
It can remove nearly every form of stain and even the yellow spots on old clothing.
Just make a paste from baking soda with water and apply it to the stained portion. Rubbing it into the fabric will help to remove the stain.
Let it sit for about 10 minutes before rinsing, and the stain should have disappeared. If not, repeat the process. Soaking it in baking soda overnight will remove even the most stubborn blemish.
Once you rinse out the stained clothes, you should try soaking off any remaining spots. Add equal parts of rubbing alcohol to water and soak for about 15 minutes.
This method should remove light stains. If there are stubborn ones, soak again in equal parts of water and vinegar before washing as usual.
There are many different brands of stain treatment or stain remover on the market. These handy tools help to get rid of stains with minimal fuss.
Apply the remover on the blemished area and wash it as usual. You should survey the brands and options available for the optimal choice for you and your baby.
The sun naturally bleaches clothes. This can be considered your last resort for the most stubborn of stains. Leaving your clothes under the sun can help to get rid of bad stains.
This method works best with diapers, but white clothing can benefit from it too. Beyond bleaching off stains for you, the heat from the sun can help to remove bad smells and germs and bacteria.
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