How to Clean Up Baby Vomit from Your Carpet

how to clean up baby vomit

If your home is carpeted, it is inevitable that your little one will have a puking accident at some point. Cleaning up baby vomit is no one’s favorite activity, but luckily Sears Clean has some helpful tips that will make the job easier and less dreadful for you! The next time your adorable baby has a not-so-adorable vomiting accident, consider one of these cleanup options.

Baking Soda

This is a great home product to use when cleaning up icky baby vomit. Sprinkle baby powder on the mess and place a towel on top of the spot. Overnight, the vomit will turn into odorless clumps of powder that are very easy to clean up with a vacuum cleaner, easy as that!

Dishwashing Detergent/White Vinegar/Water Solution

If baking soda does not do the trick for you, go for this combination of basic home products. Create a solution of one tablespoon of dishwashing detergent, one tablespoon of white vinegar, and two cups of warm water. Go at the stain with a sponge and this solution. After taking care of the stain, continue sponging with cold water to remove the solution from your carpet.

Scrape the Vomit With A Dustpan or Flat Object

Another option is to scrape up the vomit with a flat item such as a dustpan or a spatula before it seriously stains your carpet. Getting up most of the vomit as quickly as possible will help you out big time. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the vomit deeper into your carpet as this can be very damaging. 

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Use an Oxy-Based Cleaner

Oxy-based cleaners can be very effective for removing both the vomit stain and the odor. Be sure to follow the directions on the product for the best results!

Try a Pet Stain Remover

Pet stain removers such as Nature’s Miracle can sometimes be just as effective on human messes as they are on animal ones. This product is a great way to keep carpet clean and in good shape! Taking care of your baby is difficult enough as it is, you shouldn’t have to be stressed about messes in your house

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These tips and tricks will help keep your carpet looking good as new even after the worst of baby accidents. If your carpet really needs some sprucing up, consider getting it professionally cleaned. It is recommended for most carpets to be professionally cleaned 1 to 2 times a year in order to keep them in great condition.

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