My 3-year-old son got his very first knee scrape the other day. This was surprising seeing as he’s a bit of a “pretty boy”. Anything that requires running or sweating just isn’t his thing. With that being said, he’s also a typical boy and refuses to let his twin sister outshine him while on the playground.
While attempting to keep up with his sister, my son took a tumble while running across the blacktop at our local park. He didn’t cry at all which was quite impressive to both his father and I. He did end up with some pretty nasty road rash.
As he bravely recovered, I saw a dot of blood seeping through the knee of his over-sized shorts, I realized, with horror, that I had no clue how I was going to get that stain out. I hadn’t had to deal with blood stain removal in clothes before, much less any other tough stain for that matter – unless you wanted to count a little baby food and breast milk.
I remembered something about peroxide getting out blood, or was it salt? Did I put it directly on the stain and let it sit, or was I supposed to apply it and wash immediately?
Gah! I’m a housewife! I should know this stuff!
This all led me to the realization that there may be other moms out there who may need a quick reference when it comes to removing stains. It’s summer time, and with that comes barbecues, sports camps, and more outdoor activities – which in a mother’s eyes equates to more time in the laundry room removing ketchup stains, grass stains, blood stains and the like.
Below you’ll find a nifty stain removal chart that’s cute enough to print and hang in your laundry room. Simply click the button below the image to grab your printable.