Dribbles and spills happen. How can you make sure that your baby's adorable clothes and bibs aren't stained permanently?
If your baby's formula got on your clothes or somehow made it past the burp cloth, it is important to soak it right away. You can try soaking it in laundry detergent that is safe for your baby's clothes. If you have more stubborn stains, you can consider an oxygen cleaner such as OxiClean, non-chlorine bleach like Clorox II, or a dish soap that targets the protein in the formula. One brand, BIZ, is an enzyme cleaner that can fight this type of stain with success.
If the stain is still on the fabric after soaking, use a toothbrush or similar gentle brush and slowly scrub the stain with small circles. You may consider making a paste of dishwasher detergent powder and water to help get the stain out.
Wash your stain-treated clothes as usual. Before you put it into the dryer, check to make sure the stain has been removed. If you cannot tell for sure while it is wet, allow it to air-dry and check again.
Many parents have had to deal with stains of all kinds. They may have a trick that works best for them, so it is always good to share your tips with others. Don't forget that stains are not just for babies. You can avoid other stains like grass, vomit, and many others using these methods as your little one gets older.