To Dreft, motherhood is a journey of Amazinghood, but let’s face it, no journey comes without bumps in the road! Motherhood captures all the amazing moments that give you the thrills, chills…and yes, the spills. Day-to-day life will be nothing but adorable outfits that always seem to end up with a mysterious stain – and getting stains out of baby clothes is not fun and games. Here’s a list that will keep your baby’s clothes fresh and clean!
7 Tips for Removing Stains from Baby Clothes
1. Timing is Everything
Fresh stains are always easier to remove than stains that have sat and set-in. Save yourself time in the long run and jump on those stains ASAP.
2. Create an Emergency Stain Removal Kit
Always have a fresh paper towel on hand for those unexpected stains. For those fresh formula liquid stains, blot excess liquid with a clean paper towel.
A plastic knife or a tooth brush is a perfect tool for solid stains like mud! Keep one on hand to get out stains that have dried before throwing your baby clothes in the washer.
Another baby stain removal must-have is the Dreft Portable Pretreater Pen, which will give your baby’s cutest outfit a fighting chance!
3. How Cold? Ice Cold
Sometimes you just don’t know where your baby picked up the stain. For those unknown spots, start with cold water. Hot water can make a stain set deep into the fibers – and we don’t want that!
4. Say Nope to Soap
Instead of grabbing that bar soap to save those stained baby clothes, fight your natural urges and simply manage the stain using our previous steps. When it’s time to do the laundry, our Dreft baby laundry detergent and our Dreft Laundry Stain Remover will have you covered! Pro tip: pre-soak your little ones’ stained clothes in Dreft for 30 minutes before washing.
5. Check the Tags
Some items of clothing require special time and attention. Instead of ruining your baby’s favorite blanket forever because of a one-time spill, be sure to read the tag in case it requires special care.
6. Re-inspect After Washing
Sometimes it takes additional treatment to remove stains from your baby clothes! Inspect wet laundry before putting it in the dryer to avoid the heat from the dryer making a stain permanent.
7. Rinse and Repeat
Those clinger stains are going to need double-duty. After inspecting your baby laundry, if you’re continuing to see a stain, repeat the steps outlined earlier. Our Dreft baby laundry stain remover products work hard so you won’t have to spend so much time scrubbing.
Follow these baby laundry stain removal tips for the best way to get stains out of baby clothes. And, remember, Dreft is there with you every step of the way on your parenting journey.