Cleaning Tips

(These are only suggestions and should be used at your own risk).  


1. Biz - Great for stained shoe laces and cuffs and white fabrics.

2. Clorox bleach pen - is a good spot remover on white fabrics. 

3. Goop - hand cleaner - good for grease - goes on without water - apply liberally and let sit, then put in regular wash cycle.  Has been found to remove stains from clothes that were washed and dried with a crayon. 

4. Mother's Miracle - Great for spit-up, urine, blood, etc.  Found at  Baby Superstore.

5. Hot Water is great for kool-aid and jello-type stains.  Hold fabric taunt and pour from a height.  Soak or repeat if necessary.  Comes out every time!

6. Oxy Clean Warm/hot water is the key here. Make a paste with warm water and apply directly to the stain with a toothbrush. Allow this to sit for at least an hour. Rinse in warm water and reapply if necessary. Soak in a sink of warm water and dissolved Oxy Clean crystals for an hour or so before washing in warm water. This has gotten many stains out for me, but can take more than 1 application.

Fabric Link Website - has a long list of problem stains and how to fix them.

  Another great web site with lots of practical solutions - Barefoot Lass's Stain Removal Page.

Shoes and Toys:

Oops - latex paint remover - great for getting all kinds of stains, marks, and stickers off plastic toys.  If the toy is made of thin plastic, test a small area before cleaning.  On most thick plastic such as Little Tikes toys, Oops will take off scratches, scuffs, crayon, pen, pencil, etc.  On stubborn marks, use steel wool.  Will also take crayon off chalk boards without damaging the finish.  Wear rubber gloves.  Found at Wal-Mart and hardware stores.

Power wheels - local repair stores have decals - can clean fuses and switches with a Q-tip and alcohol.

800 Numbers to order parts:
Little Tikes - 1(800) 321-0183
Power Wheels - 1(800) 348-0751
Fisher Price - 1(800) 432-5437
PlaySkool - 1(800) 752-9755