How To Remove Stains From Kid’s Clothes

How To Remove Stains From Kid’s Clothes

25 Sep 2015 | 3 min Read

Shyamlee Mahal

Author | 29 Articles

Before I became a mother, I thought I was an expert in parenting. I had a very clear picture of what kind of parent I would be and already had a long list of things about what my kid would NEVER do.

And then the little one came in with his own agenda. I have no idea what happened to that list thereafter. He did everything possible to make it difficult for me to be the kind of parent I imagined myself to be.

I tried to only look at his cute face every time he ate with food all over him. Trust me it is one beautiful moment when your toddler is trying to master the art of eating. No one would like to spoil that moment by worrying about –

The list below helped me to enjoy those moments to the fullest.


Always keep a stain removal kit handy in your laundry area. The kit should contain
1. Cotton balls
2. Eye dropper
3. Small bottle spray
4. Blunt Knife
5. Embroidery hoop to easily access the stain area
6. Ammonia
7. Off the counter stain removers like bambi, vanish etc
8. Enzyme based detergents like Ariel, Surf

Please note that these tips are only for washable garments.

1. Blood

1. When the stain is fresh, rinse it with cold water.
2. Then soak in salty water.
3. Wash normally.
4. For dried blood stains, soak the stain in ammonia solution.

2. Chocolate

1. Using a blunt knife, gently scrap off the chocolate.
2. Spray some diluted dishwashing liquid on the affected area.
3. Using an eye dropper put some enzyme based detergent.
4. Leave it for a while.
5. Wash normally.

3. Coke

1. Fresh stains usually come off by rinsing with water.
2. For old dried stains, treat the area with detergents for delicates.
3. Rinse with water.
4. Wash normally

4. Jam

1. Apply warm water with cloth on jam stains.
2. For heavy staining use warm soapy water.
3. Wash normally.

5. Mayonnaise

1. Remove the worst with a blunt knife.
2. Soak the area with warm water using eye dropper.
3. Dab glycerine on the spot and leave for a while.
4. If stain remains use dilute ammonia.
5. Wash normally.

6. Milk

1. First rinse with cold water.
2. After that rinse with hot water.
3. Use lukewarm water for silk and velvet.
4. Wash normally.

7. Ketchup

1. Scrape off sauce using a blunt knife.
2. Spray area with diluted dishwashing soap solution.
3. Soak in warm water.
4. If colour remains, apply white vinegar with eye dropper.
5. Treat with enzyme based detergent.
6. Wash Normally.

8. Toothpaste

1. First rinse off toothpaste using warm water.
2. Wash the garment at highest temperature possible.

9. Crayon/Permanent Marker

1. Place the stain face down on clean paper towels.
2. Sponge using a cotton ball rubbing alcohol into the area around the stain, and then apply it directly to the stain.
3. Rinse thoroughly.
4. Wash normally.

10. Curry

1. Rub Glycerine with cotton balls on the stain.
2. Wait for a while.
3. Rinse with cold water.
4. Wash with hot water and bleach safe for fabric.

11. Ice cream

1. Soak the stained garment using enzyme laundry detergent for at least 30 minutes.
2. Wash normally.

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