If those sweet little outfits that were once clean and new are now getting stained–whether you use a bib or not–there are ways to get them out. Whenever possible, try to address the stain quickly. The longer it sets in, the harder it is to remove.
Spray the stain as soon as you change the baby, using a laundry spot remover. This will stop the stain from setting. If used soon enough, it may be all you need to do.
Mix 1/2 cup laundry booster with 1/2 cup powdered dishwasher detergent in a 2-gallon bucket. Add 1 qt. boiling water and stir until all of the soap has dissolved, and then add 3 more qts. water. Make the temperature as hot as you can while adhering to the recommended washing temperature. Soak the stained clothes from an hour to overnight; wash as usual and rinse twice.
Combine 2 tbsp. “oxygen cleaner” with 2 cups boiling water and stir until dissolved. Add 2 qts. water and soak the items for one hour, and then wash as usual. Again, rinse twice before drying.
Sprinkle 1/2 tsp. baking soda onto the stain. Trickle 1/4 cup club soda onto the soda; let it stand for 5 minutes. Scrub gently with a soft brush until the stain is gone, and wash as usual.
- Don’t place stained clothing in the dryer; the heat will set the stain. Always check and make sure the stain is gone first.
- A baby’s skin is very delicate and sensitive. It’s important to always rinse out all soap residue before drying the clothing.