The way to remove coffee stains from smocked infant clothing

I’m Bella from Here’s how to remove coffee stains from smocked infant clothing when you let a brown color on baby clothing.


This is a tannin stain – a plant component that often shows as a color in smocked clothing. You can remove fresh tannin stains on smocked infant clothes by laundering the garment using detergent in the hottest water recommended for the fabric. Before washing smocked clothes, you pretreat with a bit of liquid detergent or a stain removal product. You can gently work in the detergent and let it for at least 10 minutes before washing. This step is particularly important if the coffee contained cream.

You should not use natural soap in a bar or soap flakes on smocked baby clothing because they make tannin stains more difficult to remove.

With older tannin stains on smocked infant suits you should treat with bleach. Chlorine bleach can be used on white garments and linens and color-safe bleach for colored fabrics.


If the clothes is dry clean only, you should point out and identify the stain to your professional cleaner.

Babeeni team