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Stain removal tips

Stain removal tips to help keep your baby's clothes looking pristine!
There's no two ways about it, baby's are messy things and while bibs and mop up muslin squares can do their part, a few stain removal tricks definitely come in handy. Here are our top tips for keeping your baby's clothes (and your own!) looking lovely and clean....

(If you have any suggestions yourself please share them with us in the comments box below!)
  • Take off as much of the 'offending substance' as possible without spreading it. The best way to do this is by starting outside around the stain and moving inwards with your cloth - wiping in circles will help avoid ring marks too.
  • Baby wipes are fantastic at removing most stains if you get to them before they set, plus they're something you usually have to hand
  • Wash fruit stains with cold water straight away and most should come out.
  • You should sponge spilt milk off with warm water and then wash as normal
  • Soak really dirty clothes in hot water and detergent before washing them
  • A solution of baking soda and water can be used to get sour milk out of clothes
  • Add half a cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle of your wash to get your whites really white
  • Soak blood stained items in cold water before washing
  • If you get baby oil on your clothes dab with washing up liquid and then wash as normal

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Wash with bathsoap the blood stain.
by Mommyat21 26th Sep 2011, 12:26pm
The sterilsing fluid you can get to clean bottles is also very good for removing stains on whites... don't use on colours though!!
by VixenStar 12th Aug 2010, 8:59am
Have you tried Napisan? It's brilliant. It makes your whites white again - great for removing stains. Just soak clothes in it for a few hours then wash as normal
by Luper 14th May 2010, 3:33pm
I find that vanish is really helpful for stubborn stains. Usually no presoak is necessary!
by Catke 30th Jun 2009, 12:03pm
I have found if i have to get out tomato based stains from my sons clothes i wash as normal and put the clothes in direct sunlight either wet or dry and the stains vanish just like magic.
by Kellybaby2 17th Apr 2009, 9:24am
i usually find if u put the dirty clothes in the bath and soak them wiith shampoo before u put them into the washing machine that it takes away the smell and sometimes it takes away the stain completely. it depends how long u leave the clothes to soak and how hot the water is.
by cols 19th Feb 2009, 10:15am
I know I use shout advanced it helps take out any set in stains, Just spray it on and let it sit for a few hours then wash and it shoud take almost anything out from oil to blood with one shot!
by KaylaG 5th Jan 2009, 9:25am
Well i have heard really bad trouble with getting rid of my childrens grass stains ! Grrrrr! I live near Stanley Park in Liverpool and they love to go there but the cutters never cut the grass so they come home with all these minging grass stains !!! But there is no decent stain removals that my children wont get rashes by ! Please help me ????
by Mel123 11th Jun 2008, 8:44am
I found that in the spring and summer if you hang the stained clothes on the line facing the sun it would bleach the stain however stubborn
by Paula1 28th Jan 2008, 6:11pm