How to Get Tint Stain Out of Nipples

Updated on August 13, 2008
M.K. asks from Sioux Falls, SD
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I was in a hurry the other night and forget to rinse a serving spoon that had tomato paste on it before I ran the dishwasher. My bottle nipples that were in the lil munchkin washer are now all red tinted. Any advise on how to get these clean or should I just dispose of them?

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Thanks to all for the responses...I am so excited to try them and prove to my husband that it is worth a shot as I'm sure something will work! He said just to throw them but I knew you all would have some good advice!

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answers from Omaha on

We did the same thing just a few weeks ago. The stains faded on their own in a week or so with normal use & washing.

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answers from Wausau on

Is your tyke allergic to tomato? How about just continuing to use them?

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answers from Waterloo on

I'm not sure, but I would try making a baking soda solution and soaking them in that or viniger. Also, maybe could mix baking soda and viniger (it will foam all up). Good Luck.



answers from Minneapolis on

Try soaking them in a hot water with Dawn(fights grease)... and if that doesn't work white vinegar is a cure for all! Best of luck



answers from Green Bay on

Cascade Plastic booster gets everything out of tuberware. I would try it on the nipples. It got the red out of my tuberware. You can get it at Walmart.



answers from St. Cloud on

Hi M., I'm sure someone else has already suggested this, but I absolutely LOVE Cascade Plastic Booster 2 in 1. It comes in a squeeze bottle and you just put it in the "pre-wash" dispenser cup on your dishwasher. It gets the red tint out of plastic and leaves it perfectly clean. Just be careful, because it will fade colored plastic. I've saved bottle nipples and several other pieces of plastic wear that looked like it should be thrown away.



answers from Minneapolis on

Hi M.-
Setting tomato stained items outside in the sun (raining here today) will take out the stains. I'm not sure on exact time.
Good luck.

B. J
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answers from Minneapolis on

How much nipples are easily stained informs you as to how toxic they are when you use them to feed your child. The tomato paste is not the problem ~ it's the leaching plastics! Check out for nipples that don't leach and, thus, don't stain easily. You may have stumbled on a way to preserve your child's health M. that you didn't know was a threat.



answers from Milwaukee on

They have a product at some stores that is designed to get red stains out in the dishwasher. It's called Cascade plastic booster. It comes in a tube(almost like toothpaste) and is located by the dishwasher detergent. They don't have it everywhere, but I know I have seen it at Walmart. I use those rubber type bibs and it works great to get the stains out.



answers from Minneapolis on

Hi there
I had something similar happen to me not too long ago which turned all the sippy cup valves I have red. I don't know if this will work for you but it definately did for me, and it's worth a shot. I filled an ice cream bucket with super hot water and some Dawn w/Bleach Alternative dish soap. Let them soak overnight and then run thru the dishwasher to be sure all the soap residue is off them. Worked like a charm for me!
Good luck to you.



answers from Minneapolis on

With tupperware that has tomato paste stains, I put the container out in the sun for a while, and it goes away! Maybe this will work with nipples as well.



answers from Milwaukee on

soak in very hot water and soap. Should help

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