Cleaning Diaper Cream Stains on Carpet
Changing diapers is one of those several times a day necessities for parents of infants and toddlers. Chances are you have changed a diaper or two on the living room floor to save some time walking to the nursery changing station. Maybe in that effort to save time a few accidents occur like diaper cream spills on the carpet.
Hear is what you can do if diaper cream ends up on your carpet:
Note- make sure to clean diaper cream out of carpet as soon as possible. Most diaper creams contain zinc oxide which can bleach carpet fibers if left for a long period of time.
First go to the kitchen and grab a spoon. Using the bowl of the spoon gently scrape any large clumps of cream working from the outside toward the center of the spill. Be sure to wipe the spoon with a clean paper towel in-between scrapings so the spill doesn’t spread further.
Next dab the area with a clean paper towel or white cloth to remove as much of the cream from the carpet fibers as possible.
Now that you have removed as much of the excess cream as possible it is time to work on the stain that has soaked into the carpet fibers. Start by sprinkling baking soda over the stain and let it sit for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes vacuum the baking soda.
After vacuuming use a damp lint free white cloth with a very small drop of mild dishwashing liquid like Dawn to dab/blot the remaining stain. Rinse the cloth and repeat the process until the stain has lifted from the carpet fibers. *Diaper Cream is made to resist moisture so you will probably need to repeat this step a few times. Finish up by using a clean dry cloth to absorb excess moisture and allow faster drying.
If the carpet still carries a hint of diaper cream smell you can follow up with another baking soda application.
If you have a stain that seems beyond regular household spot treatment call in a professional carpet cleaner. All Kleen has a team of highly trained technicians ready to help with all stain removal needs. Make an appointment online today