Removing Fruit Stains From Baby’s Clothes

Published: 21st October 2011
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When your baby is old enough to eat mashed foods such as fruits and veggies, this opens you up to a whole new batch of stains.

Babies like to play with food, and it is virtually guaranteed that probably almost half of the mashed food you prepare will end up in your baby’s clothes -and all over his highchair.

Removing fruit stains is pretty easy if you know what to do. You also need to act fast. Fruit stains come of fairly easily if you attend to them while they are still fresh. Once the stains dry and settle, they will be more difficult to remove.

Here is how to get rid of fruit stains from your baby’s clothes:

Some of the things you will need include:
• Butter knife
• Laundry soap or detergent
• Bleach or lemon juice and salt

First, consider the material of the stained clothing.

Next, remove remaining fruit stains if there are any by scraping it off using a butter knife.

Hold the stained fabric under cold, running water to flush out the stain. Try rubbing the fabric together to loosen up the stains and help the water remove them faster.

Soak the fruit stained clothes in a mixture of water and baby-safe detergent for about 30 minutes. The water should be at the warmest possible temperature that the type of fabric can tolerate.

Wash your baby’s fruit stained clothes in the warm water. Again, it should be at the warmest possible temperature that the fabric can handle. Add the right type of bleach. If you are washing stained colored clothes, use color-safe bleach. Chlorine bleach works well for tough, white materials. Oxygen bleach on the other hand works best for brightly colored clothes and delicate materials.

If you are worried that bleach might have a negative effect on your baby’s skin, you can use natural ingredients that have bleaching properties. For instance, you can use a half cup of washing soda in your wash. Other natural beaches can be found right in your kitchen. You can use some lemon juice with a bit salt and rub these onto the stained spot. You can add pour a half cup of lemon juice in the rinse cycle. Another natural you can try is mix together 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon oxalic acid, 1 tablespoon pure cream-of-tartar and a half pint of water during the rinse cycle.

After bleaching your baby’s stained clothes, wash them according to care instructions. Opt to wash your baby’s clothes using a baby-safe laundry detergent so as not to harm his sensitive skin.

Check if the stains are gone before you toss your baby’s clothes in the dryer. If the stains persist, do the process over again. If the stains are removed, dry your baby’s clothes as usual. Or, you might want to consider hanging your baby’s clothes out to dry since the sun has a bleaching effect and can make whites whiter.

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