5 ways to remove stains from baby clothes using natural products

As a new parent, you will get a lot of advice about what should and should not be done for your newborn but washing and removing stains from your baby clothes often isn’t part of the information onslaught.

Babies spit, drool, and mess up their clothes with food and some of these stains can be very difficult to get rid of. When washing baby clothes, it is important to have almost negligible chemicals in the detergents as their skin is very sensitive.

Here are five natural ways to remove stains on baby clothes.

  1. Use white vinegar

Yes, white vinegar, an everyday element in your kitchen can be used to fight stains. All you have to do is dab lots of vinegar on the stained area and leave it on for a while. When the wait is over, wash the clothes normally and the stain will be gone. If you’re dealing with a difficult poop stain, soak the clothes in a few tablespoons of vinegar and detergent in a bucket of water overnight before washing.

  1. Wash or wipe off stains as soon as they happen

If you catch the stain as soon as it happens, washing it immediately will get rid of it. This will not only save you from using stain removers on your baby’s clothing but it will prevent the stain from drying up and getting engrained into the clothing.

  1. Be cautious with protein stains

Protein stains that come from bodily fluids such as vomit, can be easily removed if they are washed with running warm water. Avoid using cold water as it can worsen the stain. To get rid of these kinds of stains you can use hydrogen peroxide and natural dish soap on the clothes, let it stay for a minute before washing again. For the really tough stains, soak the clothes in 3{b4bb8ddb70249670c85c66def16f765bd40a90ddaa69bcee7e340d9a7e1b07a9} hydrogen peroxide and cold water for a while and wash again.

  1. Use lemon oil and vinegar

Essential oils aren’t only good for medicinal purposes but they are amazing stain removers. The lemon essential oil can be used directly on the stain, then wash it off. Be cautious not to leave it on the fabric for too long as it may cause discoloration. You can also add 8 drops of lemon essential oil and a cup of vinegar to a bucket of cold water and let the clothes soak for a while, then rinse off. This works wonders on ‘tough to get rid of’ stains.

  1. Baking soda

Baking soda is a miracle powder that serves so many purposes and one of them is fighting stains. Mix baking soda with a few drops to make a paste and apply it to stain spots on baby clothes, let sit for some time then wash and ta-da the stain is gone. This is a magic mix for minor stains.