A.K. asks from New Baltimore, MI on May 08, 2008
My son just recently added rice cereal and carrots to his diet. Every time he eats carrots he seems to make a mess and can't go one feeding without getting some on either his shirt, pants, socks, my pants, etc. We've been using Shout but it doesn't always work. Can you recommend something for those orange stains? I can just see it getting worse once we start the green vegetables later this week...
T.M. answers from Grand Rapids on May 13, 2008
It seems weird, but I've gotten some of the toughest stains out of things with just plain ole dawn dish soap.
D.B. answers from Detroit on May 09, 2008
I use Biz when I have a tough stain. I soak the item in biz in water overnight then wash as recommended and it has gotten many stains out even if they have already been washed and dried. Good Luck.
B.T. answers from Saginaw on May 09, 2008
My response is actually kind of simple. I use Dawn dishwashing liquid, or my mom used Cascade. The reason was that food stains, grass stains, etc... are protein and those detergents are designed to fight and break down protein. So, I pretreat/scrub in the detergent and wash. Whatever you choose to use DON'T dry the clothes with the stain still in or it will set and never come out. Good luck!
S.G. answers from Detroit on May 09, 2008
Oxyclean!!! It works on many of the tough stains.
C.J. answers from Lansing on May 09, 2008
E.M. answers from Detroit on May 08, 2008
I use white distilled vinegar on all my sons stains: blueberries, diaper blow outs, etc. It works. If it is really stubborn I soak it.
Vinegar is a great natural way to get out tough stains, and no your clothes do not smell bad.
M.G. answers from Jackson on May 09, 2008
I've had great success with Nature Bright and Fresh Laundry. Each are very effectivew on stains. And there is nothing left in the fabric that can be harmful to baby.
K.R. answers from Grand Rapids on May 09, 2008
Hi, I don't have a suggestion for you about getting out stains, but do have one for avoiding them. When my now five year old was little, and now for my daycare kids, I use old adult t-shirts instead of bibs. Put one on your son, then put him in his high chair. The large shirt will cover his entire outfit and some of his arms. If it is too loose at the neck, use a clip to hold it in the back. The t-shirt will still be stained, but at least his clothes will be saved. Oh, and I try to use dark colored shirts, as these do not show the stains. Anyway, good luck and just remember too that carrot stains are just the beginning!!
J.S. answers from Grand Rapids on May 09, 2008
When my girls were babies/toddlers, I used a stain remover called "Totally Toddler". It worked great for every kind of stain and it has that nice "baby" smell. I used to buy it at Meijer in the baby aisle and at Toys R Us.
C.D. answers from Detroit on May 10, 2008
I use a product called Lestoil on stubborn stains. It works well but is a pretty potent product, so when I use it on my son's clothes I just send that load of laundry through a second rinse cycle and everything comes out fine. It doesn't discolor anything. But, to save on the hassle and worry, just strip your son down and feed him in his diaper.
Hope this helps! :D
B.W. answers from Grand Rapids on May 08, 2008
plain old dish soap, palmolive or dawn. just put a drip on and scrub it out. try to get it as soon after your done eating as posible