How do I get baby food out of bibs?

Carrie - posted on 07/24/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Vanish stain remover doesn't seem to budge the stains. Banana seems to stick like tar! Please help, I don't want Sam to look trampy with dirty looking bibs! Thanks!

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Kate CP - posted on 07/24/2009

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Well, sweetie...the bibs are there to get trashed so the clothes don't.

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Susie - posted on 07/07/2012

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AS a new mom I was always under a pile of dirty clothes. I know from my business that most bibs are only built JUST GOOD ENOUGH. If you think about the business model of BIG BOX STORES
MOMS are the biggest consumers and they need you to get back in the store ASAP.
I actually stopped using bibs bc I looked at a receipt one day and almost thew up myself.

You wouldn't think it but there is a whole science behind making sure moms are buying bibs and doing endless laundry.( solid customer base)

I know I sound crazy but I have done my home work and decided to even go a little further and make a better product that I pitched to the big box stores. They asked me to make it NOT work as well ( build it in China vs the USA) or LAST as long ( use a lesser version of my patented non toxic material) and to NOT make it do more than one thing...TO MY FACE.
It was such a wake up call.

I really believe there are better ways of making products and we can all, as new moms, demand that they ( manufactures) do that by NOT buying stuff that DOESN'T work.

For me I had to just stop walking into TARGET since the $300 ticket a month was spent on stuff I didn't have 4 weeks later.

I guess the best way to get stains out of bibs is to just find a bib that doesn't stain,

SUSIE

Lori - posted on 07/24/2009

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Every morning I prepared a small bucket in my laundry room with DAWN( I dont even use dawn on my dishes but for the laundry yes it does have to be dawn) dish detergent and hot water, and yes I'm aware the water gets cold as the day goes on. As I took bibs and clothes off throughout the day I sprayed them with 409 and threw them in the bucket. It never ruined an article of clothing and never left stains. My first daughter had reflux really bad until she was 18 months old. I used to tell people that she left rainbow colors on everything she wore but it never showed on her clothes. I spent alot of time and money before I figured out this combination, but if it worked for her it will work for anyone. The key is to catch the stains while they are fresh and not dried on as much as possible. The dried on stains took a little scrubbing. Even if you cant find 409 or arent comfortable using it on baby clothes, Dawn dish detergent is an excellent grease fighter, it keeps the stains from setting in if you soak them fresh.

Shana - posted on 07/24/2009

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LOL....I did a study in school once on cleaners and which one is better. Look at the ingrediants for one the has an enzyme in it. (If you have Tide over there, they seem to work pretty good) I would allow the items to soak in some hot water, then put the cleaner containing enzymes on it and allow it to sit for about an hour before placing it into the wash.

Tiffany - posted on 07/24/2009

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In England, you have to get peroxcide in the pharmacy, just FYI! I use resolve carpet cleaner, and it works the best. Keep your bibs wet when you cant wash right away too, just wet them down. If you can find OXY clean, get a bucket... you will need it!!

Gillian - posted on 07/24/2009

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Have you tried using a scoop of oxiclean in with your wash - I used to live in Scotland and was able to get it there.

Carrie - posted on 07/24/2009

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haha, I know. I just don't like wasting stuff. Waste not, want not is my motto.

Kate CP - posted on 07/24/2009

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When I had my Sam (Samantha!) I had a rotation of bibs. Always had at least five clean and five dirty. Obviously as a new mom you do tons of laundry so adding a few bibs to the load doesn't do a lot of damage. You can get disposable bibs that you can use in public so it doesn't look so bad? Personally I never worried about it. I figured if people didn't know that 6 month olds were messy eaters then they needed to learn. ;)

Carrie - posted on 07/24/2009

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Problem is, I live in England and I have yet to find peroxide in a store which is weird to me. We don't have spray and wash either. It doesn't help that I have only lived here for 3 years and am not super confident with the cleaning stuff here. I miss lestoil and lysol!

Shana - posted on 07/24/2009

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I agree...the purpose of the bib is to get trashed. But....it looks bad when your out in public. lol. I would try all of the above and by pouring peroxide on the stain may help.

Carrie - posted on 07/24/2009

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What do I do with set in stains? I don't have the opportunity to wash them straight away, Sam would scream if I left him to go clean his bibs! :-P

Sharon - posted on 07/24/2009

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Wash in HOT water w/oxy clean or borax and an extra rinse. Or pour on baking soda, rub in and then vinegar and brush away with a toothbrush.

Amy - posted on 07/24/2009

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I usually use spray and wash or oxyclean to clean our bibs. I spray it on first let it soak and than wash it.

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