If you are struggling to get stains out of clothes on your baby who is quite clumsy at hand-eye coordination, and often make his clothes get dirty. Here are some tips to avoid or even to remove the stains from their clothes.
The little baby onesies are so cute and fresh and only ever get stained with milk or spit up those first few months. This is still the kind of clothes that can be washed and cared for.
However, when the baby starts eating solids, keeping his clothes from being stained can become a nightmare.
But don’t worry, we’re here to help you out. Take some minutes to read this share and find out which is the best for you.
Here’s how I try to keep baby’s clothes from getting dirty
It’s hard with little ones, but you can try and keep clothes looking nice!
- Feed them shirtless.
Okay, not kidding. Even the kids who are meticulously careful and clean eaters, their clothes still get stains when they’re eating chocolate ice cream. Therefore, why don’t you try to let them be naked while feeding them? It really works. However, this only works in summer, but year-round this isn’t such a great option, especially in the cold months.
- Use a bib.
A bib won’t guarantee there’ll be no spills on the clothes, but it’ll help minimize it. If you get a plastic bib, that’s even better.
Some of mine would abide by the plastic tray bibs, others would not. Besides, you can dress up your baby with clothing with bib such as bubble or top with bib. It’s very convenient that you can use that bib to clean your baby.
- Get stain soaker.
You need to get a good stain soaker ( that’ll help the stain from setting in prior to washing.
You’ll want to use the soaker as soon after the article of clothing gets stained and leave it there for a while to soak prior to washing.
I’ll admit I often soak clothes for a few days simply because I hadn’t planned on washing them yet. Full disclosure. 🙂 However, It’s a good idea to use delicate and fine fabric to which this type of soaking won’t do any harm. At least it hasn’t for us.
- Use a soaking container.
This is the key here. If you don’t have a soaking container in a set location that you can easily use, I forget (or don’t prioritize) soaking. The key is to have some type of bucket, sink, or container in a convenient location by the soaking agent in the laundry room.
I’ll create a small pile of clothes if there are more than one stained, and then after there are a few I’ll soak them together in the container prior to washing.
Often soaking in a stain fighter like Biz will do the trick without soaking for long periods in bleach which can break down the fabric of the article you’re soaking.
- Boost your load.
After I’ve soaked the clothes that have pretty bad stains, I’ll add the stain fighter to the actual load of laundry itself in addition to the detergent.
I think it helps get out less noticeable stains, and seems to help keep the clothes a bit brighter. I’m not sure why, but that’s what it is. Also, I’ve found this really necessary when getting out tougher stains, the soaking and then the washing both with an extra boost.
Stain fighters target 4 types of stains.
- protein based stains like milk, blood, grass, and baby formula,
- ink and dye based stains like wine, flavored juices, and spaghetti sauce (we are Italian eaters here, so this is bi for us)
- granular based stains like clay, dirt, and mud.
- stains that require whitening agents to make whites whiter and colors brighter