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Learn how to remove stains from baby clothes and leave them fresh, soft and kind next to delicate skin.

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How to Remove Stains from Baby Clothes

Babies are wonderful – and they’re messy. From accidents with formula and baby food to other, less pleasant ‘accidents’, every parent knows how much laundry a little one can pile up over the course of just one day. There’s no need to worry, though – this handy guide is here to help you learn how to get stains out of baby clothes.

Top tip: To protect delicate newborn skin, use Persil non-bio detergent to wash stained baby clothes. The highly effective formula is tough on stains, but gentle on sensitive young skin.


How to get out baby food stains

Because baby food comes in all colours of the rainbow, these stains can look quite alarming, but there’s no need to panic. Just treat the stained baby clothes with this three-step method:

  1. Soak the garment in cold water for a few hours – or overnight, if possible.
  2. Rub a little Persil non-bio into the stain using the Stain Eraser Ball. Leave it for a few minutes to work its magic.
  3. Wash as normal, following the instructions on the care label.

That’s it! For more information on how to get out baby food stains, check out this article.


How to get baby formula stains out of clothes

These stains can be a little tough to remove if they’re left to dry, so act as fast as possible. If you aren’t able to treat the stain immediately, blot it with a damp cloth, removing as much of the excess formula as you can.

  1. Rinse the stain thoroughly under cool water. If possible, soak it for 15 minutes or longer.
  2. Pour a little Persil non-bio liquid onto the stain and use the Stain Eraser Ball to gently rub it in.
  3. Pop the item of clothing in the wash and set to a moderate temperature – 40C ought to do the trick!

With these simple steps, you should have no problem getting baby formula stains out of your little one’s clothes.


How to get poop stains out of baby clothes

It’s not the most pleasant of tasks, but every parent has to deal with it at some point! Here’s how to get baby poop stains out of clothes:

  1. Remove as much of the poo as possible. A good way to do this is to hold the stained clothing under running water.
  2. Pre-treat the stain with Persil non-bio liquid. Use the Stain Eraser Ball to rub a little of the liquid detergent into the poop stain, and leave it to work for a few minutes before popping the item of clothing in the wash.
  3. Wash at the highest temperature possible. The care label will tell you what the maximum wash temperature is. Tip: If you’re washing a cloth nappy, it’s best not to use fabric softener, as the conditioning ingredients in fabric conditioner can make the nappy less absorbent.
  4. Line-dry in the sun, if possible. The sun has a natural bleaching effect on those yellow stains!


So that’s everything you need to know about getting stains out of baby clothes! Now you can make the most of your time with your little one without worrying too much about laundry – as long as you have Persil on hand, you’ll be prepared for any stains that come your way. Why not check out this article for more tips on washing baby clothes?

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