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Baby Food Stains

Your Stain Guide Solution

Baby food is an important part of your little one's day, but mealtime stains can definitely lead to a big mess and even bigger tears. It's no use crying over spilt milk! Read on for our top solutions to tackle baby food stains.

What you'll need to treat baby food stains:

How To Pretreat

Step One

First rinse away any excess food residue from the garment with cool water. Apply an enzymatic treatment like Stain Solution all over the baby food stain.

Step Two

Work the solution into the fabric using a damp Stain Brush. Gently scrub, using circular motions.

Step Three

For older, tougher stains, soak before washing. Fill a sink or wash basin with the hottest water the fabric can tolerate (typically hot water for everyday cottons), and let soak for 30 minutes. Apply more Stain Solution, then toss in the wash. After pretreating and soaking, rinse hands well with water.

Deep Clean

  • Reach for a stain-fighting detergent like our Fragrance-Free Baby Laundry Detergent. Made with a 4-enzyme blend with added pectinase to target fruit and veggie based stains, it's a great choice for both baby and family laundry,
  • Select the hottest, longest cycle the fabric can tolerate (typically hot water for cottons and other everyday fabrics).
  • Remove promptly from the machine to check stains.

Dry & Finish

Let stained items lay flat or hang to dry. Bear in mind some stain residue may not be visible until the garment is dry, so it's best to play it safe and air dry. Repeat the stain treatment process as needed.

Take Note: Our recommended stain treatment methods are based on textile science, and solely intended for use with The Laundress products. We cannot guarantee the success of products from other brands. Always test delicates and items tagged "dry clean" for color bleeding and water reactions before laundering. Kindly note that not all garments may perform and react as science would predict.

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