Baby Formula Stains Removal Guide

Baby formula stains are likely going to happen even if you just feed your baby a bottle a couple of times, and if you feed your baby formula almost exclusively you will definitely need this information.

Step by step instructions for removing baby formula stains from clothes, upholstery and carpet, plus lots of reviews of laundry supplies to find out which ones work best to remove these spots {on Stain Removal 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest


Step by step instructions for removing baby formula stains from clothes, upholstery and carpet, plus lots of reviews of laundry supplies to find out which ones work best to remove these spots {on Stain Removal 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

As the saying goes with babies, "spit happens."

The sooner you can remove these spots the better, because as they get old they are harder to remove, and also turn to a yellowy color.

In addition, you want to remove them quickly to avoid the odor that develops as the stain sits.

How To Remove Formula Stains From Fabric

Step 1: Run the fabric, inside out, under the cold (not warm or hot) water to flush out as much of the formula as possible.

Hint: If you can't rinse out the outfit right away, you can also neutralize the acid from your baby's spit up with baking soda, to help stop the acid from yellowing the fabric.

Step 2: Pretreat the stain with liquid laundry detergent containing enzymes, soaking for 30 minutes in cold water, or in the alternative pretreat with an enzyme pretreater. Do not use hot water.

Hint: If the spot is very old you may need to soak even longer, perhaps even overnight.

Home remedies for removing baby formula and spit up stains from clothes

Step 3: Launder the item.

Hint: Make sure the spot is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set it. If the stain is not gone let the item air dry and pretreat again with a prewash stain remover. Repeat laundering if necessary.

You may also want to check out these additional tips for removing these stains from clothing, including home remedies and ideas from readers and around the web.



Removing A Baby Formula Stain From Upholstery

Step by step instructions for removing baby formula stains from clothes, upholstery and carpet, plus lots of reviews of laundry supplies to find out which ones work best to remove these spots {on Stain Removal 101}

Step 1: Wipe off any excess baby formula from the upholstery, being careful not to spread the stain or grind it into the upholstery.

Step 2: Mix a solution of two cups cool water and one tablespoon dishwashing liquid.

Step 3: Using this solution, sponge the spot with a clean white cloth.

Step 4: Next, blot at it until the liquid is absorbed.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 until it is removed from the upholstery.

Step 6: Now that the spot is removed you should get plain cold water and a new white cloth and sponge the area to remove the cleaning solution, and then blot dry.

Hint: Be sure to get the upholstery only as wet as necessary to remove the stain from the baby formula.

You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.

Instructions For Removing Stains Caused By Baby Formula From Carpet

The instructions for removing stains caused by baby formula from carpet is the same as for upholstery.

However, if you don't have luck with this method above you can also do something additional with the carpet stain, which is to mix a solution of one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups warm water, and use this as a stain removal solution.

Recommended Formula Stain Removers

Perhaps you don't want to make your own stain remover, but instead want to use something designed to remove baby spit up and stains, such as from formula. The key is to find products which contain enzymes, since this is one of the best ways to remove formula stains.

Here are some articles and reviews on this site which discuss various products that are designed to remove these spots and spills:

totally toddler stain remover
Totally Toddler Stain Remover
carbona stain devil 4
Carbona Stain Devil #4 {For Dry Clean Only Garments}
tide with febreze
Tide Detergent Removed Yellowing Stains On Baby Clothes
oxiclean
Presoaking In Oxiclean For Spit Up


arm and hammer plus oxiclean detergent
Arm & Hammer Plus Oxiclean Detergent For Spit Up
baby oxiclean
Baby Oxiclean Soaker
mrs meyers clean day baby blossom laundry detergent
Mrs. Meyer's Baby Blossom Laundry Detergent
blue magic upholstery cleaner
Blue Magic Upholstery Cleaner Removed Stains From Car Seats


biz stain remover
Presoaking With Biz {Multiple Reviews}
fels naptha soap
Fels Naptha Soap As Pretreater
Shout Advanced Ultra gel with scrubber
Shout Advanced Ultra Gel With Scrubber
Whink Wash Away laundry stain remover
Whink Wash Away


Zout stain remover
Zout Pretreater Spray
baby wipes
Baby Wipes For Carpet
20 Mule Team Borax
20 Mule Team Borax For Presoaking
Shout Free stain remover
Shout Free Pretreater


dish soap
Dishwashing Liquid As Pretreater
Ivory Snow detergent
Ivory Snow
Oxiclean Free powder
Oxiclean Free
baby laundry detergent
Baby Laundry Products Reviews & Information

You can also share your own stain remover reviews here for other removers that work on formula, or any other spot.

Do You Have Any Tips To Share For Removing These Stains?

I'm always looking for more tips and ideas for how to remove stains. You can share your stain removal tip here, for removing spots caused by baby formula or anything else.

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CAUTION: This website is provided for informational purposes only. It is provided as is, without warranties or guarantees. Some stains and messes just won't come out, and are permanent. Further, some cleaning methods can harm your item, so if what you want to clean or launder is sentimental or expensive call a professional. See disclaimer of liability for more information.