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Baby Stains: How to Get Baby Food and Formula Stains Out of Baby Clothes

There are days when baby food gets everywhere, but in your little one’s mouth!

Luckily, you’ll always have Tide to give you a helping hand. Read on for our tips and tricks on how to get formula or food stains out of baby clothes.

How to remove specific baby stains

How to get formula stains out of baby clothes

If feeding time got a bit bumpy and formula got everywhere, Tide has got your back. Remove the excess formula from the garment, then pre-treat it with a solution of laundry detergent and water before washing it as usual.

How to remove protein stains

Protein stains can include breast milk or formula, but even be non-food-related stains, such as diaper stains or spit up. Removing the excess with a kitchen cloth can go a long way, especially if you can act quickly. As mentioned above, use a pre-treating solution before your regular wash to make the stain removal process more effective.

How to remove greasy stains

Greasy stains are different from other stains because grease is insoluble in water. A regular wash won’t likely be enough to get all the grease out of the stain, so pre-treatment is necessary in this case, too. If the stain is fresh, put some baking soda on it and start brushing it with an old toothbrush – this will help soak up the liquid. After you’ve brushed off all the baking soda, pour some dish soap on the garment, as it’s designed to fight grease. Leave it on the stain for 5-10 minutes, then put it in the washer and wash as usual.

How to remove fruit and vegetable stains

Fruit and vegetable stains can be a bit more trickier, but they can be tackled, too. Use a pre-treating solution as described above to ensure that even a berry stain will not leave a mark. Alternatively, you could try creating a solution made of one part vinegar and two parts water, and gently massage it into the stain. After 10 minutes, you should wash the garment as usual.

How to remove old stains that have set in already

When it comes to stains, the quicker you can act, the better chance you have to remove them. However, you don’t always have this advantage, so let’s see what you can do when you face an older stain that has already set in. Again, a pre-treating solution will be necessary for the best effect. Using a vinegar-based solution could also work: you could leave the garment in it overnight and wash it in the morning.

The bottom line on how to get baby stains out of clothes

Babies can be messy, but you can armor yourself with effective tips and tricks to counteract the stains they leave on garments. The most important thing when it comes to stains is to act quickly if possible, and for the rest, thankfully, you have Tide to rely on.