How to Remove Chocolate Pudding, Sauce and Cake Stains
Let’s be honest, chocolate is everyone’s favorite treat and we’ve all seen the aftermath of chocolate sauce, chocolate pudding or icing from chocolate cake ending up all over our favorite tiny person’s face. There’s nothing quite like the joy of a child covered head-to-toe in chocolate… except when it comes to laundry time!
If your little one has gotten a little excited and ended up with a chocolate stain all over his or her clothes, there’s no reason to stress. We have the answer to the question of how to remove chocolate stains.
Baby, Meet Chocolaty Mess
Chocolate stains can get ingrained between fabric fibers and can also smudge when rubbed, so these stains need to be handled with care.
Remember to gently brush any excess chocolate cake crumbs or chocolate bits off the surface of the fabric before washing. Don’t rub the excess chocolate into the fabric, because this will just ingrain the stain into the material even more.
How to Remove Stains from Clothes
Luckily for moms and dads, Dreft Stage 2: Active Baby Detergent helps remove tough stains, and it can help with how to remove the chocolate stains from clothing that seem permanently fixed to your little one’s clothes.
Dreft Stage 2: Active Baby Detergent is also gentle on your newborn’s skin with its hypoallergenic formula, and you know you can trust it, because it’s the #1 pediatrician recommended baby detergent.
Follow these easy steps if you're faced with a chocolate stain on clothes!
Stain removal steps
Remove Excess:Remove excess chocolate off the stain, then rinse the area under cold, running water. Use high water pressure because this makes stain removal easier.
Pre-treat:Add 1 ounce or 1 ½ tablespoons of Dreft per gallon of warm water to a bucket, sink or bowl. Soak the stained clothes for up to 30 minutes, keeping the item submerged by placing a white towel on top.
Dose:Dose the correct amount of detergent, following the instructions on the pack, using the cap to measure. Pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have a high-efficiency machine, or directly into the drum.
Load:Load the stained clothes into the washer.
Wash:Select a wash cycle, making sure to follow the garment’s care label.
Unload:Check the stains have been removed before drying, or repeat this process.
And there you go! It’s as easy as that. If your little one really enjoys chocolate, but you don’t enjoy the chocolatey aftermath, then Dreft can help you remove that chocolate stain with ease. As your baby grows into an active toddler, playtime, mealtime and treat-time each become ground zero for stains. But that’s no reason to hold back on the fun times, because there is a powerful, yet gentle detergent that’s perfect for your newborn’s skin, while being tough on stains on clothes.
Dreft has been trusted by moms for more than 80 years and the specially formulated detergent is recommended by Pampers. So whatever the food stain challenge you’re facing, Dreft has got you covered.