April 20, 2008,
M.S. asks from Duryea, PA on April 16, 2008
Hello, I'm sure most of you know the diaper change wiggle, so I'm wondering how to get Desitin out of my cloths. My daughter constantly wiggles and usually ends up smashing her bum on my leg after I put her Desitin on. Since it's waterproof, it doesn't seem to come out in the wash, even if I treat it with Oxiclean first. Any suggestions?
D.L. answers from Allentown on April 20, 2008
Try pretreating with D. dish soap prior to washing. I put it on & then scrub with an old tooth brush
R.H. answers from Allentown on April 18, 2008
I went to Desitin.com and asked them how they suggest removing such a stain. This is the reply I got.... FROM THE COMPANY. Hope it helps!
IMPORTANT: Do not attempt this removal procedure until you have tested the following procedure on a small patch of fabric that is not visible, to make sure that fading or dissolution of the fabric will not occur.
1. First, physically remove from the fabric as much Desitin as you can by blotting with clean soft cloth or, if an abundant amount of the product is on the fabric, gently scrape the product off the fabric using a blunt utensil such as a butter knife.
2.Use hot soapy water as a cleaner, or use a commercially available fabric cleaner or solvent which is formulated to remove a heavily oil/petroleum based ointment such as Desitin. BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE LABEL OF THE FABRIC CLEANER OR SOLVENT. You may want to "blot" the spot with a clean piece of fabric when the stain is sprayed with the cleaning solution. This will solubilize and absorb the Desitin.
Several trials of this procedure may be necessary to remove the Desitin. I hope you find this information helpful.
C.M. answers from York on April 17, 2008
Those color wonder markers.....the ones that are only supposed to color on the special paper..... Well they color on a white chair of mine too. I called crayola in a panic and they told me to use formula 409. It took the stain right out. I have since used it on all kinds of laundry stains. Even grease that my husband brings home from work. I think you should give it a try. It is also a grease remover so I would think it would work. Unfortunately for the clothes that have been washed AND dried in the dryer....they are probably ruined. Once a stain has been put into a dryer it has been "heat set" and is usually there for good. And just FYI oxiclean I have found as a pretty weak stain remover. There is a product out there called totally toddler that toys r us sells that actually will take out formula and baby food stains. Good luck
A.N. answers from Philadelphia on April 17, 2008
I swear by Sunlight to get those stains out that Shout or other stain removal sprays don't remove as easily. Great for Desitin stains, as well as formula and other hard to clean stains.
Hope it helps! Good luck!
Mom of Twin Boys
L.M. answers from Philadelphia on April 17, 2008
Although this won't help your already stained clothes, I recommend switching to A&D Ointment. It smells better, works just as well and is more or less clear.
M.H. answers from Raleigh on April 17, 2008
I don't know how to get Desitin out of clothing, but I do have an alternative to Desitin. I use something called Bag Balm. I think you can get it at CVS (it was given to me). It's more like vaseline, but gets rid of diaper rash after one or two uses max! It comes in a huge tin, so you will probably never have to buy another one, and it doesn't stain!!! The best part about it is that it doesn't burn when put on (like Desitin can at times). I would HIGHLY suggest trying it!
D.P. answers from Pittsburgh on April 16, 2008
My mom swears by Dawn dishwashing liquid for ALL stains! May be worth a try!
L.G. answers from Philadelphia on April 17, 2008
A.M. answers from Pittsburgh on April 17, 2008
Wash in warm water, try spray and wash. My son uses a lot of Desitin and it comes out in my wash. I don't even treat it but I usually wash in warm water.
I have used resolve to get Desitin out of my carpet. It took 4-5 treatments. I also used a steam cleaner on my carpets. The steam worked better. Also when using resolve in my carpets I got a bucket with hot water to scrub it out with and that seemed to help so I am thinking heat would help you.
By the way, if you little one has bad diaper rash neither Aveeno or A & D will get rid of it. My son has sensitive skin and is prone to rashes and the only thing that works is a coating of cortaid followed by liberal doses of Desitin. The Aveeno and A&D do nothing for it at all. I also change his diaper as soon as it gets wet (he is in pullups at 18.5 months because I love pullups - they have a wetness indicator and they stretch so nicely).