Common Kid Stains: How To Treat Your Kids’ Messiest Stains
No matter what phase of childhood your kids are in, stains are inevitable. One thing you can always count on is a mess. From falls and spills to dirt left behind from outdoor play, common kid stains just happen.
Fortunately, stains don’t have to mean the end of your child’s favorite t-shirt or pants when you have the tools to help tackle even the toughest spots. The right cleaning products, like all® stainlifter®, and strategies can make laundry an easy part of your day. From baby stains to all of those messy moments that come with growing up, our experts at all® laundry are here with tips to help you knockout messy kid stains.
WHY ARE KID STAINS SO TOUGH TO REMOVE?
The stains your child can make in a single day can be pretty impressive. Because kids tend to continue to play in their dirty clothes throughout the day, the stains are prone to dry and sometimes set in. So how can you remove common kid stains? It begins with recognizing the types of stains that you’re facing. The truth is some stains are simply harder to remove than others.
HOW TO REMOVE MUD STAINS
Kids love to play in the mud, but most parents don’t like trying to remove mud stains from their kids’ clothes. When it comes to mud stains, it’s important to wait until the mud is dry before you begin your stain removal process.
Step 1: Once the fabric is dry, carefully remove the top layer of mud from the fabric.
Step 2: Pre-soak the garment in warm water and all® free clear liquid detergent. This allows the detergent to penetrate deeply into the garment, where stains may have settled.
Step 3: Load the garment into the washing machine and pour the recommended amount of detergent. Set your machine to the appropriate wash cycle and temperature.
Step 4: Once the washing cycle is complete, check to see if the stain has been removed before transferring your garment to the dryer, as a temporary mud stain exposed to heat can quickly become permanent. If the stain persists, repeat the steps.
HOW TO REMOVE GRASS STAINS
Kids love the outdoors and grass stains can be inevitable. Even as your kids get older, field sports can be tough on clothes, leaving bright green stains.
Step 1: Remove any excess grass from the fabrics before cleaning.
Step 2: Pre-treat the grass stain with all® OXI detergent that’s specifically designed to brighten clothes and fight stains with its 4-in-1 cleaning power.
Step 3: Add the appropriate amount of detergent to the washer and place the garment inside. Set your machine to the recommended wash cycle and temperature. At the end of the cycle, check to see if the stain is gone. Repeat this step as needed.
Step 4: Place the garment into the dryer only after the stain has been dissolved.
HOW TO REMOVE CHOCOLATE STAINS
Chocolate candy, chocolate ice cream, hot chocolate, it all tastes good but it’s also very good at staining your clothes. Here are the steps to take when trying to remove chocolate stains.
Step 1: Use a spoon to scoop away excess chocolate from the fabric.
Step 2: Pour a small amount of stain lifting detergent onto the stain and gently massage it into the fibers for 5 minutes using your hands or a small cloth. Always be sure to check the laundry care symbols on your kid’s clothes.
Step 3: Add the appropriate amount of detergent, or place your single use all® Stainlifter® Mighty Pacs® into the washer and run the garment through a wash cycle. Make sure to use the recommended washing machine temperature and settings.
Step 4: Remove the garment and place it in the dryer when the stain is completely dissolved.
Check out our article on how to remove grass stains to learn more laundry tips about caring for grass stains.
LIFE GETS MESSY: REMOVING KIDS STAINS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE
You can enjoy watching your kids have messy, muddy fun because ‘all laundry detergent has the stain fighting power you need. Count on all® Stainlifter® Laundry detergent with stain removal for battling family-sized meses.