Yes, it’s one of the joys of parenthood – watching your beautiful new baby spit up, vomit or simply drop food on your lovely carpet. Be it food spills, throw up, crayons or any type of result of the baby-carpet encounter, these incidents can cause chemical reactions in your carpet’s fabric, inducing discoloration, staining or excessive wear and tear of your carpets, rugs and upholstery. Those stains can be terrible to remove – is there any way your carpet will survive?

  • Deal with the stain immediately. The longer you leave it, the harder it’s going to be once you tackle it. Use a paper towel to blot up what you can and then dab with water (do not scrub, which will only set the stain further).
  • Try and scrape as much off the carpet as possible, using a spatula.
  • Try putting a little shaving cream on the affected area, and leaving it for about half an hour. Once it’s absorbed, use a damp cloth on the area. This should help quite a bit.
  • Mix two cups of water with a cup of dishwashing liquid – then sponge the stain with a clean white cloth.
  • If this solution isn’t strong enough, try mixing two cups of water with a teaspoonful of ammonia. It really does help to remove the most stubborn stains!

And babies will be babies – so don’t worry too much!

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