As a mom I am constantly asking, “What do I do about stains?” With any small child in the house there will be food stains, pen stains, crayon stains, dirty clothe stains, etc…
The other day I accidentally left out a ballpoint pen and upon finding it, Elias wrote on his white t-shirt. Oops! In honor of this, I have decided to share some baby/toddler cleanup tips that I’ve found.
Clean Up Tips:
- Ink on Fabric: Spray hairspray directly on the ink stain. Next rub the stain with your finger until the mark starts to disappear. Finally rinse the fabric in sudsy water. This really works, I’ve done it! The key to this stain remover is the alcohol found in the hairspray.
- Baby Bottles or Toys: Add a few spoonfuls of baking soda to about a quart of water. Rinse toys, bottles, plastic covered diaper bags, or whatever you need to be cleaned in the water. This will keep your baby’s things fresh and clean.
- Bubble Gum In The Hair: An amazing remedy is peanut butter. (The hard part is then cleaning out the peanut butter…lol). You can also try shortening (ex: Crisco).
(These clean up tips were taken from Feed Me I’m Yours by Vicki Lansky pages 144-145)