How To Remove Stains
From Toddlers Clothing Inexpensively
Does your toddlers clothing get messy after a meal? Of course they usually do. When they play outside all the time, at the end of the day their clothes can be full of stains. As parents, we know how stubborn those stains can be to get out of their clothes. If you are anything like me, I am picky when it comes to my little guys clothes.
You can pay good money for their clothes so why not keep them nice. I disagree with the theory that kids get dirty so let them look dirty. For this reason I have learned lots of tips and tricks to get out those nasty stains. From blood to grass and even ketchup. You name it I have been able to get that stain out.
More importantly, I have been able to keep my toddlers clothing looking new at all times. Which in the long run benefits my checkbook. I am able to resell his used clothes and buy new. You can do the same. Here's a few tips to help.
*Just a note*: These tips can also work on the Parents clothes too.
Blood stains from clothing.
- Believe it or not all you need is peroxide. Yes the same hydrogen peroxide you pour on cuts and scrapes. It will cost you less than $1.00. Just pour a cap full or two of peroxide on the blood stain and allow it to soak for about one minute. If you can still see the blood,then repeat the process. I normally keep handy are old toothbrushes to scrub out stains. I will scrub the blood stain with the old toothbrush until the stain is gone. Rinse it really well.Then for an extra insurance I will dab some laundry soap on the spot after the peroxide. I normally try to launder the item immediately. But if you can't do that then make sure you rub in some laundry soap and it should be fine.
Ink Pen stains from Toddlers Clothing.
- Hair Spray. The very same hair spray that we use to do our hair. that is Correct!! It can be pump or aerosol. Just spray hair spray on the ink stain and allow it to soak for 10-15 minutes. Then scrub the stain with an old toothbrush. You can repeat this process as many times as necessary. I usually repeat until I can no longer see the ink spot. I then dab some laundry soap where the spot used to be and wash immediately.
Grass stains from clothing.
- You have two good options here. First you can pre-treat the grass stain with warm water and vinegar. Just work them in the stain well. Then take your laundry detergent,( I prefer Tide with Bleach.) Pre-treat the stain first and then wash. Second option is warm water and rubbing alcohol. Repeat the same process as above. Both work well and are inexpensive.
Ketchup stains from clothing.
- I prefer to use Shout on ketchup. Now I will first run cold water on the stain. Run the water from the back of the stain. This will force the stain back out through the garment. Then spray Shout on the stain and allow it to soak for 10 minutes. Pre-treat with Tide and wash. You can also use Hydrogen Peroxide on Ketchup. You can see Blood stains above for that process.
Crayon stains from clothing.
- Non-gel toothpaste. First you need to scrape the stain with a butter knife to ensure that as much crayon is removed as possible. Then, if you scrub it with a non-gel toothpaste it should remove the stain. Wash as usual after the treatment. You could also try using Shout before washing if the toothpaste don´t do the trick.
Here are just a few of my tricks and tips to remove stains. It is important for me to keep my toddlers clothing nice. I hope that these techniques help you and your family too. By treating stains immediately you can guarantee that money will be saved in the long run. Clothing will last longer and look nice at all times. How great is that!!
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