Sock It to Stains!
As all moms know, spills happen! For helpful tips on removing a plethora of stains, try Tide.com's easy-to-use feature that helps you take the guesswork out of treating stubborn spots and spills. There's even a handy stain guide to print out and post by the washer.
For protein-based stains commonly seen in houses with kids—such as baby food, formula, poop, urine, vomit, spit-up, and dirt or mud—Tide recommends the following general treatment:
- Soak fresh stains in cold water, rubbing the fabric against itself to dislodge the stain.
- For dried stains, scrape off as much of the crusted material as possible and soak the fabric in cold water with liquid detergent.
- Launder fabric with protein-based stains in warm water with detergent. Using hot water to soak or wash items with protein stains can set the stain.
- If the stain remains after running the garment through a wash cycle, repeat the process of soaking and washing the item. Do this before drying, since a hot dryer can set stains.