Baby stains are part of the territory when caring for your little bundle of joy.
Babies are really cute, but they can make some pretty gross messes. Further, they like to share their love by spitting up, pooping and peeing all over you too, and your home furnishings, instead of just keeping those kinds of gifts to themselves.
But stain removal is not a one size fits all type of thing. What the stain is, how long it has been there, and what is stained all impact how to get rid of that stain.
Therefore, I've composed a list of the top stains caused by babies, and how to remove them.
The links below will tell you how to remove the stains from clothing, upholstery and carpet for each type of stain.
Therefore, in alphabetical order, how to remove stains caused by babies include:
1. Baby food - which contains links to most of the various common baby foods which seem to get smeared all over those little bibs, but also on clothing and everything else (when not flung onto the wall).
2. Baby oil - for when there is diapering mishap, or when treating that cradle cap in your sleep deprived haze you accidentally knock over the whole bottle.
3. Blood - Not something you want to think about, but babies do get boo boos, like if you accidentally cut their tiny little fingernail too short (I have to say, it happened to me and my baby, and I think it traumatized me more than my baby though!)
4. Cloth diapers - If you choose cloth diapering, you've chosen to do additional laundry, and along with washing them properly, you often need to remove spots in them too.
5. Feces - for when your bundle of joy has a major blow out, which not only gets her onesie completely gross, but also the carpet or couch she was sitting on.
7. Urine for all those diapering mishaps when you think the diaper is on right, but it's not.
8. Vaseline for those diapering mishaps which get Vaseline everywhere but on your baby's bum.
9. Vomit for, well, you get the idea.
10. Yellow stains from oxidized formula or breast milk that seems to just ruin those baby clothes.
You can honestly use any stain removers or detergents on baby clothes, and you're not forced to use only those products specifically marketed toward children, infants and kids.
However, I know many of you may be interested in these products, to figure out what is available and which ones work best.
Therefore, I've compiled a list of baby laundry detergent, stain removers and other laundry supplies that are available, and provided links to reviews from readers from the site, where available, as a resource for you.
Hope these are of help! Enjoy your babies, stains and all, because they grow up so fast.
Remember too that later on you will look back and laugh at these silly stains (and be able to embarrass your child with the stories when they get older).
Bottom photo by andrew_mc_d
Hi, I'm Taylor, a busy mom with 3 kids, so I have lots of hands on experience with house cleaning, laundry and my fair share of spots, spills and other messy catastrophes. Thanks for visiting my site.
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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.
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