If you are looking for ways to remove stains from kid’s clothes, then you are at the right place. Since toddlers and babies are learning hand eye coordination, there are chances of slips and spills, resulting in stains. Following are some useful tips to remove stains, so you can let them to eat freely, and at the same time manage to get the stains out of their clothes.
Oxygen Bleach Method
Removing a stain involves pretreating since it is easier to get rid of a stain when it is fresh. Typically, oxygen bleach includes baking soda (sodium percarbonate) and washing soda (sodium carbonate). You can use this bleach for all fabrics as it is color safe and does not contain any chlorine. One of the common examples of an oxygen bleach is OxiClean. The best thing about this method is that you can use it for removing any type of stain, such as stains caused by poo, food and spit up. This method is also helpful in removing sweat stains from clothes.
Tip: Before you start to wash, make sure to mark the stain by basting around it with a thread or using a safety pin. Once the fabric is wet, it becomes difficult to see the spots.
Now the question arises that why it is necessary? This is because you would not want to put a garment in the dryer unless you get the stain out first. It may take more than one try to get the clothes completely stain free. You can even use this bleach as an all-purpose spot remover. Just follow the below steps.
- First of all, you need to rinse the clothes in cold water.
- Now make a paste using water and powder.
- The next step is to apply this paste to the stain.
- Finally, rub it for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash it.
- You can now put the clothes in the dryer once the stain is gone.
However, if the stain is still there, then follow the below steps.
- Again, apply the paste and let it settle for a few minutes.
- After this, put one scoop of oxygen bleach in a bucket full of warm water.
- Now soak the clothes overnight and then wash them the next day.
Enzyme Detergent Method
There are a number of detergents that contain enzymes, which is a kind of protein. These detergents work perfectly on spots caused because of organic substances, for example:
- Blood, sweat
- Feces, urine, vomit
- Chocolate, eggs, milk and greasy foods
These types of detergents comprise of a range of enzymes. Here is what you need to look for in the ingredients list:
- Cellulase – This enzyme prevents cotton from turning grey
- Lipase – Helps in removing oily stains
- Protease or Amylase – This works on protein and starches, including blood, milk and food.
Following are the steps that you need to follow while using an enzyme detergent for removing stains from garments:
- The first step is to wash the clothes with cool water.
- After this, apply an all-purpose detergent to it.
- Now let the detergent settle for 10 minutes and then wash it using warm water with an oxygen bleach and enzyme detergent.
Rubbing Vinegar, Alcohol Method
Rubbing diluted alcohol is safe for most of the fabrics. Following are the steps for treating a stubborn stain:
- Rinse the clothes in cold water.
- After this, soak for about 10 minutes and then rub the stain with alcohol.
- Wash as usual, if the stain is gone. Otherwise, soak again. This time rub the stain with vinegar.