In my son’s nearly 2 years, he’s had 2 bloody noses in the middle of the night. Have you ever walked into your child’s bedroom in the middle of the night, half asleep, without your glasses, to sooth him back to sleep only to find his face covered in blood? Hmm? If you have children at all, probably. Two other times my son has catapulted himself off of some high surface at the park and given himself a bloody nose. And he’s not even 2 – what will the future bring…
As my child is prone to bloody noses, I have a secret to share with you. Hydrogen Peroxide. This stuff gets blood out of almost anything.
REMOVING BLOOD STAINS
Before doing anything else, pour hydrogen peroxide over the spot and gently scrub with a cloth. The blood spot will bubble a little, and sometimes you don’t have to rub at all, it just magically disappears. Other times, it takes a little more work. The important thing is to treat the area with the hydrogen peroxide first, before doing anything else.
I have spare bottles of hydrogen peroxide on hand now that I’ve discovered it’s usefulness – who would have thought that such inexpensive and common stuff would get blood stains out so nicely?!?
OTHER STAIN REMOVAL TIPS
1. Ink Stains – Use hairspray to remove ink stains. Spray generously on affected area and launder in cold water.
2. Toilet Bowl Ring – Pour white vinegar into the toilet bowl and let sit. It might take some scrubbing, but the vinegar will help you remove the stain.
3. Glue Stain – Scrape as much glue off with a spatula as you can without spreading. Mix one part warm water to one part white vinegar, spray the area, and blot off the glue. Repeat as needed and rinse with water when the stain is gone.
4. Other Red Stains (spaghetti sauce or berries) – Use peroxide again and put baking soda on top.