No matter how much you try to stop them, kids get messy. This is just a fact of life. Messy clothes and stains can be a huge headache for parents. Particularly if it is a favourite outfit.
Here at Be Belle Boutique, we are proud to stock beautiful, affordable and unique kids and baby clothes. When you treat your kids to an outfit from our website, you will want to keep it in the best condition possible. Which means that making sure that any stains or marks are removed.
To help you along the way, we have put together our top tips for cleaning your kid’s clothes.
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Do you have a bit of a squash fiend? If you do then chances are that you have seen your fair share of juice spills from time to time. The darker spills can be tricky to remove, so you really need to make sure that you give them a good soak in cold water, around an hour should do the trick. Then you need to pre-treat the stain using a washing liquid, leaving it to soak in for a few minutes. After his, you can wash as normal and hopefully the stain will be no more.
There is no denying that kid’s love chocolate, but if you are a parent who has found one or two chocolate stains on their clothes, then you might not be such a fan. You might not realise it but you can actually treat chocolate stains with milk.
First of all you need to get as much of the chocolate off as possible, it is a good idea to put the garment in the freezer and then scrape off as much of the chocolate as you can. Then you should run hot water on the back of the stain. Rub washing up detergent into the stain and then soak the entire thing in milk for up to an hour, before washing it as normal.
You already feel guilty enough about letting your little one have nuggets, chips and ketchup for dinner, but now you have to face the irritation of them having ketchup stains all over their clothes too. Ketchup isn’t easy to remove, but thankfully neat white vinegar is your friend. You need to soak the stain for around 30 minutes in around 1 to 2 tbsp of vinegar before rinsing and rubbing detergent onto the stain. You then need to wash the garment on a cool cycle.
A cut knee or elbow or a cut lip is never good for any child, and blood stains on clothes can be a real pain to get out. The trick with blood is to try and wash it out as soon as you can, as the longer it has to soak in, the harder it is to get out.
A simple way to remove blood stains is with a salt and cold water paste that you rub onto the stain before rinsing off with cold water. You need to do this within around 15 minutes of the blood getting on the clothes, else you are likely to not remove it all.
So, now you know, you don’t have to live with messy and stained clothes. Why not try out these top tips and see if they work for you? You could even try them out on some beautiful clothes from our collection here at Be Belle Boutique.