Baby oil is one of the most common products which are being used in caring for babies. It includes mineral oils and a fragrance, and can be used for a number of things. Here are some of the uses of baby oil:

Remove ear wax build-up
Used together with your baby’s bubble bath to soften skin
Applied to baby’s scalp to take care of and/or prevent cradle cap.
Remove bubble gum
Used for massages that may relax and keep your child warm
Used in creating homemade baby wipes.

Because it is fairly thin, baby oil can simply drip or spill to clothes. And since it is oil, it can be tough to get out of clothes and could not come out by way of a regular wash. Fortunately there exists a solution to get baby oil out of your child’s clothes. Here is how:

Before you do anything, drastic, first try treating the oil-stained baby clothes using pre-wash or pre-treatment stain removers that permeate through the stain and loosen its bond with the fabric, and wash them according to care instructions. If this can not work, there are a couple of things you can do to take baby oil from your child’s clothes.

Oil stain can be removed quickly if you treat it as quickly as possible. First, lay the soiled clothes on a set surface such as a table. Sprinkle cornstarch over the stained areas so that some of the oil will be absorbed. Let it sit for 5 to a quarter-hour for maximum absorption. Brush the cornstarch off afterwards utilizing a dry sponge.

Next, pour a little bit of liquid dish or laundry detergent onto the stained area and gently rub it into the fabric of the clothes utilizing a soft, damp sponge. Allow it sit for approximately 15 minutes.

After letting it sit for a few minutes, rinse the stained area by running it under warm water. Keep rinsing until you have removed all the suds from the detergent soap. Most of the soap should have been removed during this stage in the process aswell.

Pour several drops of dish or laundry detergent again on to the areas. Or, it is possible to apply a pre-wash stain treatment if you want. Next, throw the clothes in to the washing machine. Add in a baby-safe laundry detergent and run your baby’s clothes through a hot water wash. If the material does not allow it, or if the care instructions say you can’t wash the clothing item in hot water, then it is better to run it in cold or water.

Dry the washed clothing items on a clothes line instead of in the dryer. After the clothes have dried, check if there are still any stains remaining. If you may still find stains on the clothes, pour in a few drops of dish or laundry detergent to the spot once more and wash the clothes again in hot water (if the material and/or care instructions permit) and baby-safe laundry detergent.