How to Remove Ketchup Stains
Those wriggly active babies who can’t seem to sit still during mealtimes (or ever!) are bundles of fun. But bouncy babies, who are exploring the world with every bite, are all about maximum adventure, and this can mean that pesky sauce stains have a high chance of ending up in the most unlikely of places. Take ketchup, for example. It’s a mealtime favorite that children love to add to everything from pizza to chicken nuggets, but that slippery red sauce can make its way on to your little one’s top faster than you can say: put down the fry.
The Ketchup Stain
Seeing that red tomato sauce all over sticky fingers and that cheeky grin is one thing, but finding it spread all over the front of your little boy’s or girl’s top and sleeves is quite another. It might look like those bright red stains will never depart your tiny tot’s new clothes, but fear not, you can remove ketchup stains!
When exploring new foods and tastes, your little one can’t help but accidentally drop drinks and sauces down the front of his or her clothes, but luckily moms and dads have Dreft Stage 2: Active Baby Detergent in their corner. It helps remove 99% of baby food stains, and it’s a life-saver in the laundry.
How to Remove Stains
With Dreft, it’s easy to remove stains from clothes, while also caring for your baby’s skin, because although Dreft is tough on stains, it’s gentle on your baby’s skin.
So, here are easy-to-follow instructions that will help you remove that tough ketchup stain that has found its way onto your little one’s clothes.
Stain removal steps
Remove Excess:Dab off any excess before rinsing the stain under cold, running water. Use a higher water pressure to make stain removal easier.
Pour:Pour Dreft Stage 2: Active Baby Detergent onto the stain, covering the whole area.
Pre-treat:Soak the stained item in a bucket, sink or bowl for up to 30 minutes. Add 1 ounce or 1 ½ tablespoons of Dreft per gallon of warm water. Make sure the item is kept underwater by placing a white towel on top.
Dose:Use the cap to measure the correct dose and pour it into the detergent dispenser of your high-efficiency machine, or directly into the drum if you have a non-HE machine.
Load:Load the stained clothes into the washer.
Wash:Follow the instructions on the garment’s care label when choosing a wash cycle and water temperature.
Unload:If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing it in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.
And, there you go – ketchup be gone! You no longer need to worry about how to remove ketchup stains.
For mealtime stains such as mashed peas, chocolate sauce or gravy stains, you can trust Dreft to making your baby’s clothes look clean and smell as fresh as a beautiful, clean baby. But Dreft can also help with playtime stains like grass and dirt stains. It’s no wonder Dreft Stage 2: Active Baby Detergent is recommended by Pampers and is known for being tough on stains but gentle on your bundle of joy’s skin. That’s why it’s trusted by so many moms who rely on Dreft to wash their baby clothes with ease.