Formula stains can be quite persistent. This is a guide about removing baby formula stains from clothing.
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Got formula stains on baby clothes? Soak in Cascade dishwasher soap. Removes stains instantly.
By Kay from Pitts, GA
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Here are questions related to Removing Baby Formula Stains from Clothing.
How do I get stains out of clothes from baby formula?
By Frances Adams 04/29/2012
Try using powdered dish washer detergent (any brand). Wet the spot on the clothes. Make a paste of the dishwasher detergent and water, and scrub in.
Then in a clean sink, pour hot water over the clothes, being careful not to burn yourself, and rinse the detergent out.
Is there any way to get out set in baby formula stains?
By Elizabeth from Mt. Vernon, OH
By Lisa 05/11/2011
When we got a baby outfit from the thrift shop with some stains, we soaked it in Oxi-Clean. Took care of the problem!
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Baby formula stains UNTIL NOW were almost impossible to get out. I recently bought a can of OXYGEN CLEAN at the Dollar Tree, just thinking it might actually do what it says it will do. I have a new GRANDDAUGHTER (thought I'd throw that in!) and I found some really nice sleepers and bibs at a used clothing store. Soaked the for several hours in a bowl of hot water with a lot of that in the water. I also added some to the wash cycle and the stains all came out. This product is GREAT!
If you have baby clothes with formula, food or puke stains (even old ones), this works:
Soak the clothes in a bucket of water with a powder oxygen cleaner (like Sun or Arm and Hammer). Put lemon juice on it, if it's white. Lay them out in the bright sun on a really cold day for several hours (they will be stiff like a sheet of ice), then wash them like normal. Repeat until the stain comes out, but I've only had to do this twice at most. The most important part is it must be sunny and cold. I even tried this with a comforter with Sharpie marker on it and it came off before I even washed it!
By Mandi from Cleveland Ohio
What keeps a biological stain in the clothing is the protein base of the stain and until you break down the proteins - the stain can't release. Also makes you go eww just a little when you realize that the spit up stain means some part of that spit up is literally still in the garment in order for color to remain....yuck - even if it's technically still sanitary since it's been washed it's not a nice thought. Much nicer to just get the stain gone.
This also works great on blood stains! (11/17/2007)
I have some lovely baby clothes that were given to me. Unfortunately they have what might be formula stains on them. Can anyone out there tell me how to get the stains out? Thanks bunches.
By anbsmommy from Spanaway, WA
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By Polly G
I was just given a bunch of baby clothes. Some of them are stained with formula and a few have mildew stains. Any suggestion on how to remove the stains?
By duckie43 from Tell City, IN