New Baby, New Stains

Having a baby is one of the most joyous and special occasions for parents. It’s an exciting and busy time due to the constant feeding, changing of nappies and lack of sleep.

With so much to look after with your newest addition to the family, finding time to do necessary household chores can be difficult. With children, especially newborns, you will experience a lot of baby stains.

Vanish offers a range of products that can get rid of baby stains fast, so you’ll be able to spend more quality time with the new member of your family!

Common baby stains

To get you started on the right track, here’s a list of the most common baby stains, and how you can avoid them sticking around: 

  •          Milk stains

As we all know, milk is the staple food for newborn babies. Whether it is breast milk or formulated milk, it is inevitable that there will be milk stains. Whether they are the result of bottles spilling over or an inevitable dribble, you can be sure that these stains will occur.

  •          Urine & faeces

Every parent will tell you, that babies require multiple nappy changes throughout the day. However, sometimes accidents can occur outside the nappy, leaving urine or faeces stains on towels, clothes or other garments. Don’t worry as this is natural and thanks to Vanish stain removal products, these stains can be taken care of in no time!

  •          Oil and grease stains

To protect your baby’s skin, there are a number of products that you’ll need to use from time to time. While baby oil, antiseptic cream and petroleum jelly work wonders on skin, they can leave stains on clothes. If applying after a bath or change, allow the products to dry before putting your baby’s clothes on.

  •          Fruits and vegetables

When your baby starts eating solids, things will get messy! Puréed fruits and vegetables come in many vivid colours, meaning you’re likely to get many stubborn stains as a result.

To protect your baby’s clothes (and yours) place a bib around their neck and a towel over your shoulder. It’s a good idea to have a packet of baby wipes handy to clean up any spills before they leave stains.


Treating common baby stains

The good news is that even the most stubborn baby stains are removable; the trick is to treat the stain as early as possible with Vanish, which can even remove stains in 30 seconds!

  •          Milk stains

As the saying goes, there’s no point crying over spilled milk, and Vanish agrees. Remove milk stains easily with Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder. Simply add one scoop of powder to 4L of warm water and leave your stained garments to soak for an hour. Afterwards, add one scoop of powder to your washing machine and wash as usual.

  •          Urine & Faeces

Double the concentration of most stain removers, Vanish Gold Pre-Treat Power Gelis quick and simple to use in a hurry. Simply squeeze directly onto your stain and using the bottle’s rubbing head, work the gel into the fabric and leave for up to five minutes before washing as normal with a scoop of Vanish powder.

  •          Oil and grease stains

To remove stubborn stains caused by grease and oil in as little as 30 seconds, fill a bucket with 4L of warm water and add 60ml Vanish Gold Oxi Action Gel. Following the instructions on the pack, soak before placing in the washing machine with an additional 60ml of Vanish.

  •          Fruits and vegetables

Quickly rinse your stain with cold water and mix 1/4 scoop of Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder with 3/4 scoop of warm water and rub the paste onto your stain on both sides. Add an additional scoop into your washing machine and wash as normal.

It can be a tough job being a parent and when it’s your first time it can be overwhelming. There’s so much to do and remember that it’s sometimes easy to get bogged down in things that might go wrong rather than focusing on everything you’re doing right. With its fast acting and effective stain removal products, Vanish gives you one less thing to worry about.

Our most important advice of all - keep calm and rest assured that you’re doing a great job!