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How to get food stains out of baby clothes

Babies make mess. Especially when it involves food. Sauces, biscuits and all sorts of snacks. Their outfits are bound to be the victims of a few spills. And when it does happen, how should you remove the stains?
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As a parent, you know that babies love to explore food, typically with their hands. You usually find evidence of the tasty treats all over their face and clothes. Acting fast can minimise mess on baby clothes.

Whether it’s a pot of yoghurt or baby biscuits, most of it doesn’t end up in their mouths and the longer you wait, the harder it is to remove them without ruining their baby grow. Whether you’re dealing with spills, spit-up or vomit, remove food stains easily with our handy guide.

Use a bio-enzyme cleaner

Even with the right precautions like putting a bib around their neck, it’s almost unavoidable. The favourite baby outfits you love them wearing, will end up decorated with mashed banana or vegetable puree. These stains need treating fast, whether they’re heading for the washing machine or not. An enzyme cleaner, like Bio one™, uses good bacteria to remove even the toughest stains. Dirt and grease are no match – it cleans them up in a matter of minutes.

Why Bio one™?

When you’re cleaning up items of clothing your baby wears, you need products that are safe to use. The best thing about Bio one™  is it’s all-natural, chemical-free and non-toxic so your tot’s delicate skin or eyes won’t be irritated. It’s gentle for our little ones but tough on bacteria – eliminating 99.9% to make sure anything you use it on is left clean and hygienic. The product also contains natural scents, leaving behind a sweet odour. If you just use it to spot clean stains, you don’t even need to run it through the wash to make it smell fresh.

How to get food stains out of baby clothes with Bio one™

  1. Spray the solution on individual stains or all over very messy clothing.
  2. Make sure the baby clothes are saturated withio one™  as the powerful cleaning works when the surface is damp.
  3. Leave it to soak down into the fibres of the fabric for five to ten minutes.
  4. Check to see if the stain has lifted. If it has, you’re good to go. If it needs more attention, respray and leave for a further five minutes.

Use the washing machine

Once you’ve treated the stain with Bio one™  , if it needs an all-round refresh, pop the baby grow into the wash. The combination of stain-fighting power from Bio one™ , laundry detergent and fabric softener should make their clothes ultra-clean and smelling lovely.

Top tips to prevent stains

Don’t dry dirty clothes

Perhaps your child spilt some juice on their top. Quickly tossing it in the tumble dryer might seem like a good idea at the time. But the truth is, it can cause more damage. The heat can set stains, making them more difficult to remove. Heat may also damage the fabric and cause colours to fade.

Grab a cloth to dab spills

With kids, spillage is unavoidable. You can leave a bottle with your child for two seconds, turn around and half of it ends up on the highchair. But, if you act fast, you can stop permanent damage by blotting away the spill. Here’s a couple of things to keep in mind:

    • Use a clean cloth or paper towel for each stain. Don’t use something that’s already dirty because it could spread the stain instead of removing it.
    • Don’t rub at any marks. Friction will spread stains further and make it harder to remove in the future.
    • Instead, gently press down with your fingers or use another soft object, like a damp sponge or cloth, until you’ve absorbed as much liquid as possible.

Rinse out stains

Rinse out stains right away. The sooner you tackle them, the better. When they spill something, once you’ve taken off their clothing (making sure they’re wrapped up in something else first), use cold water to wash away as much as possible. Don’t rub or agitate the fabric, simply let the water run over it or pop it into soak.

Scrape off any solid residue

Has your baby started weaning and enjoying nibbles? With more solid foods, if there’s a stain, there might be a bit of crust on top. If this is the case, you’ll need to scrape away any hard bits before tackling the stain with the enzyme cleaner.


Now you know how to get food stains out of baby clothes. As long as you’ve got your hands on a powerful enzyme cleaner like Bio one™ you’re all set. So, next time your little one spills something on their clothes while eating breakfast at home or dinner at Nanny’s house, don’t panic.

What are enzymes?

Don’t be fooled to think that because enzymes are natural they are less effective than chemical cleaners. Enzymes are nature’s very own powerful cleaning tools. Making them the go to choice for parents who do not want to spray harmful chemicals around their children and their home.

Simply put, enzymes are all around us performing millions of important tasks in our bodies and in nature every single day. They are a type of protein that act like a biological catalyst to speed up the break down of organic compounds.

Similarly to how saliva, (which contains enzymes), initiates the digestion process by breaking down food in our mouths, cleaning enzymes use the same ‘enzymatic digestion’ to effectively break down and eradicate the organic proteins present in urine, faeces, vomit, drool, dirt, food, and more.

This process not only makes cleaning easier but also prevents the growth of bad bacteria – the root cause of those unpleasant odours – in the air, on surfaces, and within the fibres of your soft furnishings.

Try out Bio one™baby and toddler surface cleaner   today, vomit and the other nasties is what nature created enzymes for.

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