Not only are knits cool and comfortable, they are also very easy to care for.
Simply throw it into your washing machine and give it a spin on the dryer.
They are the type of fabric that you can just pull out of your baby's drawer and put on your child without requiring ironing because they do not wrinkle.
But for all of their good qualities, knitted clothes also have a negative point: removing stains can be quite difficult for knitted clothes, particularly synthetic knits.
Different stains require different treatments so you might have to try different approaches.
You cannot simply treat your baby's knitted clothes with a stain remover.
Not only are some stain removers quite harsh on knitted fabrics, they could also affect a knitted piece's color and brightness.
Here is how to remove stains on your baby's knitted clothes.
First, try blotting wet stains on your baby's knitted clothing using a dry, absorbent cloth.
If the stain is already dry, use a clothes brush to try and remove as much of the dried stain as possible.
Next, check the care label of your baby's knitted garment.
If it says Dry Clean Only, do not attempt to get the stains out anymore.
Instead, take it to a professional cleaner.
Point out the stain and tell them everything you know about it.
For knitted items that you can wash, first soak for 30 minutes in cold water.
If the stain persists, pour in a few drops of shampoo or liquid detergent into the stain and work it into the garment using your fingers.
Let it soak again for another 30 minutes.
For really stubborn stains, soak them overnight in water and laundry detergent or pre-soak powder diluted in water.
Next, wash knitted items in the recommended water temperature which is often cool to warm.
Knits cannot be washed in hot water because they could fade or shrink.
After washing your baby's knitted clothes, check if there are still any stains on them.
If there are still stains on the garment, consider using a commercial stain treatment product.
Put some of it on the stain and wash the garment over again.
After the second wash, check the garment once more.
If the stain still persists, it might be time to enlist professional help.
Some things to remember when washing knitted clothes, regardless whether they are baby clothes or adult garments: • Avoid using bleach or items with bleaching properties like lemon juice and vinegar as these can take out the dye from the knit fabric along with the stain.
• It is easier to remove stains when they are still fresh so it is important to act quickly and treat stains as soon as possible.
• Never use heat (such as a dryer or iron) on a knitted garment before the stain is removed.
Heat causes stains to set, making them much more difficult to remove.