Friday, July 25, 2008

Baby's Laundry

A friend of mine gave me a magic potion for foods that stain as part of a baby shower gift. I just used it on Jake's white t-shirt that was stained from him eating watermelon. Who knew that watermelon would stain??? I'm an obvious first time mom. The mixture took the watermelon stain out.

Watermelon Stain

The baby shower gift included a bottle of Ammonia/Tide Mixture, a bar of White Dove Soap, a brush, and the following information on a card:

Pour a little Tide/Ammonia mix (1 part Tide/1 part Ammonia) on those stubborn spots. Scrub with a brush. Soak and let sit over night for the really stubborn ones! (Great for the diaper explosions!)

For the stains that won't come out unless you bleach them...Rub white Dove Soap on the stain. Fill the sink with about 1 gallon of cool water and 1 TBSP of bleach. Let soak for about 30 minutes. Only do this with light colored clothing and make sure you put both parts of a set in the water even if only 1 has a stain so that incase they fade the 2 parts will fade the same.

*Anytime you use bleach pour some white vinegar on the clothing afterward. This deactivates the bleach so it doesn't continue to eat at your clothes or get on anything else you wash with it.

Foods that stain:
Orange colored baby food

-Remove clothing immediately and soak spots with the Tide/Ammonia mixture.