Prevention is the best method to solve the problem of baby stains on clothing. However, sometimes accidents still will happen. Such is routine when there are children around. To prevent baby accidents or spills, try using flat fold cloth diapers as shoulder and lap covers when handling the baby. This will help prevent spit up and other baby stains. It also is a smart idea to not wear your best clothing when feeding the baby. When prevention fails, parents need to know how to remove stains from clothing, be it the baby's clothing or their own. Here are my best tips on how to remove baby stains from clothing.
How To Remove Baby Stains From Clothing
Act quickly when it comes to baby stains. The quicker you remove baby stains from clothing, the better the results. Most baby food stains are going to be food-based, even the worst ones, so think in terms of getting out food stains.
First Steps for Removing Baby Stains From Clothing
To remove baby stains from clothing, first use a Huggies baby wipe to wipe it away while it's still wet. You can also use a wet cloth or oil-free homemade baby wipes. If there is any stain remaining, you can lightly dab on either some eco-friendly fragrance & dye-free dish soap or hydrogen peroxide and lightly rub the solution in with a Huggies baby wipe.
Hydrogen Peroxide and Tougher Baby Stains
Hydrogen peroxide works best for tougher stains and also is only good to use on white clothing. It has a very effective bleaching effect, so do not use it on colors. On colors, instead use the liquid laundry soap.
Removing Baby Stains Completely
Once you have applied the hydrogen peroxide or soap, to remove baby stains from clothing completely, fill a sink with warm water and swish the stained item around with the soap or hydrogen peroxide still there. If necessary, also lightly rub the stain. Apply more soap or hydrogen peroxide as necessary, rinsing until the stain is gone. Do not scrub the clothing too hard or it may get ruined. Gentle scrubbing is best. Rinse the baby clothing out. If this process did not remove the baby stains from the clothing, repeat the process.
Finishing Steps to Remove Baby Stains from Clothing
Once you have gone through the steps to remove baby stains from clothing, hang the clothing to dry. Sometimes a lighter version of the stain may still be there once dry. Do not put the clothing in the dryer again until the clothing has dried and you can see that the entire stain is removed. The dryer can set the stain in. If you have already done this, you may have to work extra hard with a combination of all three scrubbing ingredients to remove baby stains from clothing.
Why This Method Works for Removing Baby Stains From Clothing
The reason the hydrogen peroxide works to remove baby stains is because its bubbling action pulls out residue that might get under the surface. Laundry soap works is because, well, it's designed for dirty laundry. Liquid dish soap can remove baby stains from clothing because it is designed to remove food stains. Again, most baby stains are related to food, including those that come out the other end. It is, after all, food waste processed by the body.
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With new studies revealing that Facebook can be detrimental to teens psychologically, as well as educationally, parents need to be more cautious than ever. If you thought safety from predators and cyber-bullying were your only concerns with Facebook for your teens, you thought wrong.
Here are five quick tips to make Facebook a healthier environment:
You can't necessarily tell your teen to just stop cold turkey because that may cause more damage. But setting clearer limits, making more activities available, and having a talk with your teen can go a long way.
Who doesn't love a good family karaoke session? But how do you know which songs to sing? My kids and I enjoy karaoke often. Here are some tips and some of the songs we feel are the best for a family karaoke night.
Choosing good family songs
Good songs for family karaoke night will run the gamut, as far as style and artist. Be sure to choose songs appropriate for the ages of all family members. It's also good to have a variety of different styles of music. This way no one is left out. Don't forget to account for both male and female vocals and remember that males can sing female solos and vice versa. Just let everyone choose whatever they like.
Family karaoke night activities
When kids are involved, it's good to mix things up and have different activities surrounding the karaoke. This keeps them interested for longer than a few minutes. One idea is “Musical Karaoke”. Play it just like “Musical Chairs” except instead of stopping and starting a radio, the person singing karaoke stops and starts at random.
Best songs for family karaoke night
“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
“A Whole New World” from Disney's Aladdin movie
“I'll Stand by You” by Carrie Underwood
“Flying Without Wings” by Ruben Studdard
“Part of Your World” from Disney's “The Little Mermaid” movie
“Wild, Wild West” by Will Smith
“I Hope You Dance” by LeeAnn Womack
“Wild Horses” by Natasha Bedingfield
“You are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson
“Just a Girl” by No Doubt
“The Climb” by Miley Cyrus
“Something More” by Sugarland
“Hakuna Matata" from Disney's “The Lion King”
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