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How to get rid of common baby stains

Because your little ones learn through exploring, it can seem like everything that they do turns into a mess somehow – especially when it comes to their clothes. That’s why you should always be prepared to get even the toughest stains out of their clothes. Here are some common baby stains and laundry advice on how to treat them:


For many new parents, the new baby illusion is shattered when a nappy that simply can’t contain the mess that your little one has made – gross right? Many new parents know all too well the chaos that can come from a leaky nappy, but it’s simply a part of the journey.

When this happens, your baby’s clothes will be covered in the dreaded poop, and you may panic about how to get the stains out of their clothes. But don’t stress too much because there is a solution.


The first move is to wipe away any excess mess as soon as possible. Then soak the stained garment in warm water and rub Sunlight green bar soap directly on the stains, allow it to lather nicely and let it soak overnight. Then wash the garment by hand, gently scrubbing the stained area before rinsing it clean.


Wee is a normal part of life with a baby so always be prepared to get urine stains out of your little one’s clothing. The great thing about this stain is that it’s relatively easy to remove if treated immediately.


If the stain is fresh, rinse the garment in cold water and toss it in the washing machine with Sunlight Baby Laundry Liquid. If the stains have set in, soak the garments in water and vinegar for 15 minutes, then wash them with Sunlight Baby Laundry Liquid.


Once your baby starts solids, expect food stains regularly. Whether it’s butternut puree, porridge or pureed fruits – none of these stains are impossible to remove, thank goodness.


First things first is to rinse the garment under cold water and dab your laundry detergent on the stain and let it sit for 30 minutes before tossing it in the washing machine.

With these stain removal tips and a detergent that you trust, you’ll never have to worry about stubborn stains ruining your baby’s clothes.