Remove a Car Seat Milk Stain
If have have a baby or young children, then you know just how frustrating it can be to try to clean milk stains out of car seats. Aside from the appearance of the stain itself, milk spills leave a nasty odor that never seems to fade. Luckily, we have put together a list of specific steps you can take to remove a car seat milk stain.
Pat the Spill Dry, Never Rub It
It is easy to find yourself frantically rubbing at a spill in your car trying to get the stain out. However, rubbing a milk stain will only push milk further down into the car seat, making it more likely that heat and time will cause it to smell down the line. Instead, take a clean, absorbent cloth, and pat the spill until it is dry. Removing the moisture from the car seat will ensure that no smells linger.
Absorb Remaining Moisture with Baking Soda
Baking soda is extremely absorbent and also odor-eliminating, making it perfect for use on spilled milk in the car. Sprinkle a generous layer of baking soda over the milk spot you have patted dry. It will draw the remaining moisture to the surface and neutralize any odors that may have gotten trapped within the car seat. The longer you allow the baking soda to sit, the better. A couple of days is preferred, but overnight will likely do the trick. Once finished, simply vacuum it away.
If you are dealing with a particularly bad milk stain or one that has been left in the car for some time, then you may want to turn to vinegar to both clean it and remove the odor. Vinegar is a natural cleaner that will be gentler on your car seats that soaps. Simply dilute the vinegar in water at a 1:4 ratio, and either spray it on the stain or use a clean cloth to dab it onto the stain. Allow it to sit for a few minutes, and then use another clean, absorbent cloth to remove the excess moisture.
Using all three of these steps together is a great way to remove even the most stubborn car seat milk stain and the foul smells that come along with it. Give them a try!
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