Removing Resolve Foam Carpet Cleaner from Carpet

Updated on June 21, 2018
L.E. asks from Houston, TX
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My newborn had an accident on the carpet in her nursery. Without thinking, I cleaned the carpet with Resolve foam carpet cleaner. Now I’m reading a bunch of things regarding the dangers of DIY carpet cleaners. Does anyone know how I can remove the Resolve from the carpet altogether? I plan on avoiding using her room for the next few days until it dries and I’m using an air purifier to try to get rid of the smell. But any additional advice is appreciated.


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Thank you everyone for your suggestions and reassurances. This is exactly what I needed to hear/[read]. I am a first time mom...and even though my professional background is in research and objectivity, sometimes it’s difficult to stay rational with your little one :)

Thanks again!

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answers from Miami on

I heard the same thing when my kids were crawling around. They're grown now and they are fine.

Continue doing exactly what you plan. Everything will be okay.

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answers from Washington DC on


Welcome to mamapedia.

Now, breathe. And stop panicking over this.

It's FINE. Your daughters room is FINE. And she will be FINE.

she's NOT crawling. She's a newborn. She SHOULD be on a blanket or play mat anyway. WHY would you put her DIRECTLY on the carpet? That doesn't make sense.

Stay away from the internet when you are in a panic mode about your daughter. You will find everything to scare you into believing your child has cancer or something else. BREATHE!!

You're concerned about the smell? Open a window!! Let the room "air" out.
Put a fan in there.

Please don't panic. Please stop over reacting.

Put your daughter on a blanket or play mat in the future.
TRULY worried about carpeting? Get hardwood floors.

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answers from Dallas on

Calm down... do you really believe everything you read?

Your child will be fine. It's not like she's rolling around in it and eating it.

Get a grip on irrational fears so you can enjoy being a mom.

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answers from Norfolk on

You could rent a steam cleaner carpet machine - but I don't think you have anything to worry about.
Now is a good time to take a look at all the cleaners you have in your house.
Lock them up - well before she's crawling (you have quite a few months before she's mobile) - put them up high, decide if they are something you want to use anymore or go with a lot more vinegar/baking soda to clean a lot of things.
While more baby products are coming with reduced or no scent - some baby products are full of it - baby shampoo/bath soap, wipes, some baby laundry soap, etc.
I'm not totally convinced scent of itself is a problem unless you know your infant has some special sensitivities/problems.

All parents of newborns (especially first time parents) need to get use to using their pediatricians nurse line to ask about concerns exactly like this.
Put the number on your fridge/cell phone - and call and ask - they expect it - they are an excellent resource with up to date info - so use them!

Welcome to parenthood!
The toughest job you'll ever love!

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answers from Portland on

I used Resolve on our carpets (is this just the spray bottle)? and my kids are fine. I just really watered down the area (a lot because as you say, it's hard to get out, it kept sudsing up) and kept at it. Once you vacuum it up over and over, it will come up. I would not worry about it - seriously.

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answers from Atlanta on

You must be a first-time dad/mom. I get where you are coming from. With my first? I was over thinking and over compensating. By the time we got to #4? We were pros.

Your daughter didn't have an "accident" she's incapable of controlling her bodily functions as a newborn/infant.

I've never placed my children on a floor without a playmat, blanket or some other "covering" under them. EVER.

Calm down. Your daughter will be fine. Get a fan and use it in the room. She is NOT eating, licking or otherwise consuming the carpet cleaner. It's all good.

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answers from Santa Fe on

Just steam clean it with water cleaner. Or just wait for it to dry and vacuum it out. No need to worry or panic. It's not that big of a deal.

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answers from Appleton on

One of the best purchases I ever made was to buy my own carpet scrubber, with an upholstery attachment. If you don't have one borrow or rent one. Instead of using the cleaning solution use vinegar and water. Vinegar cuts soap, just go over the area several times and let dry.

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answers from Portland on

I used a hand held wet/dry vacuum to suck up the solids and then pouring a small amount of water and sucking that up. One could put a mixture of water and a cleaner such as vinegar.

Later, I bought a hand held steamer to clean up messes. I also used a hand held device called a SpotBot. It had a brush to help in cleaning. You could add your home made cleaner to the water in the resivore

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answers from Los Angeles on

I'm sure it will be fine. Let it dry, air out the room, open the window, keep the door
In addition, you could put a fan by it to help dry it out.
Then I would put a rug over it.

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