How to Remove Baby Food From Upholstery
What you will need:
- Clean white cloth
- Dry-cleaning solvent
- Liquid hand dishwashing detergent
- Cool water
- Cold water
Have you ever finished feeding the baby and went to the couch to play only to notice you have transferred some of the baby food to the couch? Never fear there are a number of different ways to remove baby food from your furniture. Like most other stains the quicker you can get to treating the stain the easier it will be to remove. If the baby food has dried onto the couch you can try to scrape some of it away with a dull knife or spoon before beginning the cleaning process.
- To begin this stain fighting process you will need to apply a small amount of dry-cleaning solvent to a clean white cloth. Do not apply the dry-cleaning solvent directly to the stain this will not help in treating the baby food stain.
- Next, you will need to blot the stain with the dampened cloth.
- Continue to blot the dry-cleaning solvent into the stain until all of the dry-cleaning solvent has been absorbed.
- Continue to repeat this process until the stain has been removed. If the stain does not seem to come clean with this process you can move on to set 5.
- Mix together a solution of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of cool water. Mix the solution well so that the soap is evenly distributed throughout the water.
- Dip a clean white cloth into the soapy solution and ensure the cloth is saturated.
- Blot the stain with the dampened cloth and soapy solution.
- Continue to blot the stain until the solution has been absorbed into the fabric.
- Continue to repeat steps 6 through 8 until the baby food stain has been completely removed.
- Once the stain has been lifted from the upholstery you will need to blot the stain with a clean white cloth saturated with cold water. The cold water will allow you to clean all of the excess cleaning chemicals from the upholstery.
- Finally blot the wet area dry with a clean white cloth. Tip: the reason you are told to use a white cloth is so the dye from a colored towel will not sped to the furniture, thus preventing another stain.
Tip: trying to remove baby food stains from the carpet has the same steps as removing the stains from the upholstery. You will need the same cleaning solutions as well. If you get to treating the baby food stain right away you should be able to remove the stains fairly simple. After you have removed the stain from the carpet and it has fully dried you can try and vacuum the carpet to make it look as good as new.