3 Essential Stain Removal Tips For New Moms
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1. Pre-soak stains in cool water
Water should be enough to remove light stains such as drool and formula if you catch them while they're still wet. If they've been left to dry in, you should still get them out with water alone by allowing them to soak. If necessary, gently use a soft-bristled brush and a small amount of non-bio detergent. Don't scrub though, because you might damage the fabric.
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2. Removing oily stains
When removing stains from baby oil, creams and petroleum jelly you need to move quick. If the stain is fresh, remove any excess, and cover the area with talcum powder to absorb the stain. Scrape off the powder after 10 minutes. Then wash as normal.
3. Explosive nappies
It happens! And it will probably happen several times, especially in the first few months. The sooner you deal with these stains the better. So here's our step by step guide:
- Firstly, scrape off any excess faeces or diarrhoea from the fabric. It may be best to dump these contents directly into the toilet.
- Run the fabric, inside out, under cold water to flush out as much of the diarrhoea or faeces as possible. Again, it might be best to do this over to the toilet, to save your sink!
- Pretreat and soak the fabric in warm water with a non-bio laundry detergent. Presoak for at least 30 minutes, or even longer if necessary.
- Wash in your washing machine on the hottest cycle the fabric will allow to get out the stain. Make sure the stain is completely gone after washing before you place it in the dryer or you may set the stain. Repeat if necessary.
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