Below I've gathered several tips from readers, as well as a video from the web, which share spit up and baby formula stain removal instructions and tricks.
The key with these stains is to treat them as quickly as possible, whenever you can, because they can set quickly and also, especially in the heat, can smell sour and nasty quite soon.
The longer they dry onto the clothing, the more difficult they are to remove. Therefore, below you'll find some tips for neutralizing the spit up, which contains some stomach acid generally, to keep it from causing as much damage to the clothing before it can get washed away.
Further, some people differentiate between washing these stains from the baby's clothes versus adult clothes.
I personally don't think there is much of a difference, and have always treated my clothing and those of my kids in the same manner, but if you want to use for their clothing you can.
There are always lots of ways to remove spit up and formula, so I don't claim I've gathered all the possible ways to do it. Therefore, if you've got another way that works for you I'd love it if you .
Further, the tips below focus on removing formula and spit up stains from clothing and other washable fabrics, such as bibs and burp cloths, but as you may know babies don't just spit up onto washable stuff. Instead, they also make a mess on upholstery and carpet. If you're searching for information for these surfaces make sure to check my .
For stains that don't respond to basic treatment, you'll need to take a more aggressive approach. There's no perfect baby stain remover that works for every family, though. Moms at the former Baby Products Forum had great success at removing stains by making a paste of Oxi-Clean and spray stain remover, putting baby clothes in a mixture of very hot water and Oxi-Clean, using Era detergent to pre-treat stains, and using Zout stain remover.
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You may get a lot of advice as a new parent, but how to wash baby clothes often isn't part of the information onslaught. If you want your baby's clothes to look and smell as sweet and fresh as your little one, though, baby laundry is a skill you'll want to master quickly. Do you need a special detergent? What's the best baby stain remover? These tips will help you keep your baby's clothes in tip-top shape.
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