How to Get Diaper Cream Out of Clothes

No matter how much you love your newborn, you are not going to love diaper cream stains in your newly laundered (and only clean) clothes! A diaper cream stain might seem almost impossible to remove. 

But, there is a way! In this article, we will show you how to get diaper cream out of clothes easily, without a big fuss. You can now get back to taking care of your newborn cooing till the cows come home. 

Baby cooing no diaper rash

First Use Paper Towels or Rags

The first step in diaper cream removal is to wipe up as much of the extra diaper cream from your stained clothes as possible using paper towels or rags. Try not to use baby wipes for this, as it will introduce extra moisture into the stain and that's something you don't want. Once you do this, the big gooey mess should just be a stain, rather than a spill. 

Then Degrease the Stain

The problem with diaper cream is that it's very greasy and stains so heavily that laundry detergent won't be enough. You could try using a bit of dish soap and water, trying to degrease the stain that way.

But if that doesn't work, then you will need to bring in the big guns. Any major degreaser that you already have in your laundry room may work. You can run the diaper cream stained clothes through one or two cycles and see if the stain is removed. 

Remove diaper cream stain from clothes

Rub Alcohol or White Vinegar

If you are working with a diaper cream that has Zinc Oxide in it (like Desitin), then you can use rubbing alcohol on that stain. Spray alcohol on the stain and run it under cold water, adding in more alcohol as needed. 

ALWAYS air-dry clothes after removing a grease stain, as the heat from the dryer will set the grease stain in even deeper. 

When using white vinegar for diaper cream stains, rub the item with dish soap and water first either with your fingers or an old clean toothbrush. Then soak it in a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water for 30 minutes. Launder as usual after that. 

Baby doing laundry

The Ultimate Way to Get Rid of Diaper Cream Stain is to Not Use Diaper Cream!

If you are searching for a natural product that can help you prevent diaper rash and remove the need for stain-prone diaper cream, consider La Petite Creme’s miracle diapering lotion. All you need to do is apply the lotion to a washcloth or cotton pad and wipe your baby's bottom until it's clean. No more diaper rash and no more diaper cream stains!

La Petite Creme - no stain diaper cream

Now You Know How to Get Diaper Cream Out of Clothes

The great thing about being a parent is that you learn a lot of this stuff while going through the parenting process. It isn't something you can learn beforehand. But parenting tips like how to get diaper cream out of clothes and others can help alleviate a lot of parenting stress. 

First-time parents? Check out La Petite Creme's collection of diapering lotions, so you can replace your baby wipes, diaper ointment, and diaper cream all in one go. Use the same product that French parents have been using for decades!


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