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Being a mother to a baby is no joke! The only think wondering through your brain all the time is how to keep your baby happy, and … when on Earth will I get another full night sleep!? Right?

Yet apart from that adorable baby smile that melts your heart, there’s also the laundry headache! As a first time mother I have had to experiment and come to terms both with milk stains and with the dreaded poop stains! Today, am sharing my tips with you…

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HOW TO DEAL WITH STAINS

Most mothers know – everything that is meant to go into your baby’s mouth will most certainly come in contact with their clothes. That includes whatever lotions and oils you use on your baby. Hell knows how hard it can sometimes be to remove these stains!

So when they do happen, it helps to rinse the stained clothing in cold water, then immediately soak in a bucket half-full with water and a capful of detergent to help prevent the stain from setting. For stubborn stains, apply your favourite baby handwash detergent undiluted directly onto the stain and wash at 40°C. It is best not to allow the garment to dry until you know for sure that the stain has been removed.

HOW TO DEAL WITH BABY POOP STAINS

The dreaded first time our baby ends up with poop coming out of their diaper, is a moment you will NEVER forget (for all the wrong reasons). -When baby poop gets on your child’s clothes it is certainly no fun to deal with. I, like many others, have experienced it and though that just a normal wash in the ashing machine would do the trick… and boy wasn’t I wrong about that! So now, I share my wisdom, because hey… it helps to know what to do!

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So, first of all soak the garment in a bucket half-full with water and one capful of your favourite baby handwash detergent. Soak for 30 minutes and, if necessary, apply undiluted directly on the spot before washing at 40°C. Do not dry the garments until you are satisfied with the outcome; rewash if necessary.

HOW TO TREAT STAINS WHEN YOU’RE OUT WITH YOUR BABY 

You can make your own on-the-go pre-treater. Make a 3:1 mixture of water and laundry detergent in a small spray bottle that can be carried around in your handbag, changing bag or in the glove box of your car. Spray the mixture on the stain and wash the clothes as soon as you get home. Voilà! You’re welcome!

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