How to Get Stains Out of Baby Clothes & Disinfect Them

Are you wondering how to clean and disinfect your baby’s clothes, especially when dealing with stubborn stains like poop? Look no further! Babies are adorable but can be quite messy. Whether it’s spills from formula or baby food, or less pleasant incidents, parents often find themselves dealing with a mountain of laundry. But don’t worry! This practical guide is here to help you learn how to wash baby clothes and get rid of stains.

Here’s a top tip for washing newborn clothes: Use Persil non-bio detergent to clean stained baby clothes. This detergent is highly effective in removing stains while being gentle on your baby’s sensitive skin.

Most Common Baby Stains

The most common baby stains typically come from items the baby encounters regularly. These include:

  1. Spit-up
  2. Poop
  3. Urine
  4. Baby oil
  5. Baby food (especially once your child starts eating solids)

How to Get Stains Out of Baby Clothes

No matter what kind of mess you’re dealing with, you can easily remove most stains from baby clothes by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Act quickly

It’s always easier to remove fresh stains than those that have had time to set. Save yourself time in the long run by addressing stains as soon as possible. If you can’t wash stained baby clothes right away, soak them in cool water with some hypoallergenic laundry detergent.

Step 2: Remove any excess

Whether it’s a solid stain like banana or carrot, or a liquid stain like formula or breast milk, your best chance for success is to brush off or blot any excess with a clean paper towel before rinsing the garment under cold running water. (Using hot water can set certain stains, so default to cold water to be safe.)

Step 4: Choose your detergent

For newborns, Dreft® Stage 1 is the dermatologist-recommended choice designed for delicate new-baby skin. If you have older, more active babies, Dreft Stage 2 offers extra stain-fighting power. Any detergent from the Dreft family of products works well for washing your stained baby clothes.

Step 5: Wash

Wash baby clothes using the hottest temperature and wash cycle setting recommended on the fabric care label.

Step 6: Don’t dry just yet

As soon as the washing cycle is complete, remove the clothes. Check the wet laundry for any remaining stains before either hanging the clothes on a rack or putting them in the dryer. If stains are still visible, rinse and repeat the previous steps until you’re satisfied with the results.

For stains that are harder to spot, like baby oil, hang the garment or lay it flat to dry. This way, you can easily see whether the stain has been eliminated. If not, repeat the process as needed.

How to Remove Food Stains from Baby Clothes

Baby food stains come in a variety of colors, which might seem concerning, but there’s no need to worry. Follow these three simple steps to treat stained baby clothes:

  1. Soak the garment in cold water for a few hours, or preferably overnight.
  2. Gently rub a small amount of Persil non-bio into the stain. Allow it to sit for a few minutes to work its magic.
  3. Wash the garment normally.

How to Get Baby Formula Stains Out of Clothes

Dealing with baby formula stains may be a bit challenging if they dry, so it’s crucial to act quickly. If immediate treatment isn’t possible, blot the stain with a damp cloth to remove as much excess formula as you can.

  1. Rinse the stain thoroughly under cool water, and if time allows, soak it for 15 minutes or longer.
  2. Apply a small amount of Persil non-bio liquid to the stain and gently rub it in.
  3. Place the item of clothing in the wash and set it to a moderate temperature – around 40°C should work well.

Following these straightforward steps should help you effectively remove baby formula stains from your little one’s clothes.

If you’re dealing with formula stains caused by baby spit-up or vomit, you may need to take extra steps to disinfect the clothing. Consider using our new antibacterial laundry sanitizer for an added germ-fighting boost in your laundry.

It kills 99.9% of viruses* and bacteria and remains effective at temperatures as low as 20°C. Plus, it’s dermatologically tested, ensuring it’s gentle on your baby’s sensitive skin.

How to Get Baby Poop Stains Out of Clothes

Dealing with baby poop stains may not be the most pleasant task, but every parent encounters it at some point. Here’s a simple guide to effectively tackle baby poop stains on clothes:

  1. Rinse Off Excess: Start by rinsing the stained clothing under running water to remove as much poop as possible.
  2. Pre-treat with Persil Non-Bio Liquid: Use Persil non-bio liquid detergent and the Stain Eraser Ball. Gently rub a small amount of the liquid detergent onto the poop stain and let it sit for a few minutes before tossing the clothing into the wash.
  3. Choose the Right Wash Temperature: If you’re using detergent alone, opt for the highest temperature recommended on the care label. For cloth nappies, skip fabric softener as it can reduce absorbency.
  4. Enhance with Persil Antibacterial Laundry Sanitiser: Add Persil Antibacterial Laundry Sanitiser to your wash along with your regular detergent. This helps eliminate 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.
  5. Sun-Dry if Possible: For an extra boost, line-dry the clothing in the sun. Sunlight naturally has a bleaching effect that can help remove yellow stains.

How to Safely Disinfect Baby Clothes: Quick Tips

When it comes to tackling tricky stains like poop and vomit on baby clothes, it’s not just about washing – disinfecting is key. Follow these simple tips to effectively sanitize baby clothes:

  1. Separate Wash: Wash baby clothes separately to avoid potential contamination with other items.
  2. Adjust Wash Temperature: If using only detergent, opt for a higher wash temperature. Check the garment label for the recommended maximum temperature. Alternatively, consider pre-soaking baby clothes in hot water before a regular wash.
  3. Use a Laundry Sanitiser: Incorporate an antibacterial laundry sanitiser for added protection. It kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, even at low temperatures (as low as 20°C). Simply add it to your fabric conditioner drawer along with your regular detergent.
  4. Sun-Dry or Tumble Dry Promptly: Dry clothes in direct sunlight when possible. If the weather isn’t cooperative, use a tumble dryer. Ensure clothes are dried promptly after the wash cycle to prevent bacterial growth.

With these tips, you’ll be well-equipped to handle stains on baby clothes. Now you can focus on enjoying time with your little one without laundry worries, thanks to Persil. For more insights on washing baby clothes, check out this additional article.

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