Removing Desitin From Microfiber

If you've ever tried to change the diaper of a crying or fidgety baby, then you know that accidents can happen -- and not just for the baby. Many parents and caregivers have spilled Desitin on carpet in their haste to help heal a baby's sore bottom. The condition isn't permanent, as the zinc oxide contained in Desitin lifts up from microfiber like a charm with the aid of baking soda.

Things You'll Need

  • Craft sticks
  • Baking soda
  • Sponge
  • Dish soap


    • 1

      Scrape as much of the Desitin from the rug as possible with a craft stick or another dull object.

    • 2

      Sprinkle some baking soda on the remainder of the stain and let it sit for an hour. Baking soda is good at absorbing grease.

    • 3

      Lift the Desitin with another craft stick.

    • 4

      Blot the stain with a sponge dipped in a mixture of hot water and dish soap.

    • 5
      Accidents happen – among babies and adults.
      Accidents happen – among babies and adults.

      Repeat the blotting action until all traces of the Desitin stain are gone.

Tips & Warnings

  • To reduce the likelihood of spilling Desitin on carpet, lay a towel or plastic changing mat under your baby while you change her.
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