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HOw do YOU get the puke smell out of your car? (seat, belts, upholstry)

I've taken apart the car seat as much as the manufactures would allow and I still smell it. I"ve ruined the seatbelt with bleach and my baby girl still gags when it gets too close. Any suggestions would help. You'd think there was a market for this being that they make sprays for pet messes.

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MyNui07

Asked by MyNui07 at 3:43 PM on Apr. 1, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Vinegar. It's natural and it will remove any odors. You can leave a bowl of vinegar in a room, car, etc...to remove odors it absorbs them. Remove everything from your car and let it air outside too. that will help alot. A car is such "close quarters" it's hard to vent properly. Open the doors on the car too and let the wind/air kind of clean out the area.

    Hope that helps. :)
    CinderAmethyst

    Answer by CinderAmethyst at 3:48 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • i used resolve. and actually my husbands friend smoked in the car one time and it went away and doesnt smell at all. it was all over the door and floor on the passenger side.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:03 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • Maybe you could try putting a dryer sheet between the hard plastic part and the cushion? Or soak it in baking soda dissolved in water, then let it dry in the sun.
    Danniew09

    Answer by Danniew09 at 8:46 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

  • I use the Woolite Pet Odor remover. It's a carpet cleaner with Oxygen. It comes in a grey bottle and it does the best job at removing those smells for me!
    mommalady

    Answer by mommalady at 8:32 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • How to Remove Vomit Out of Your Furniture and Carpet

    First, remove all debris. Take a wet cloth and scrub out any remaining vomit out of the carpet or furniture. If your child threw up on their clothing or their bed linens, immediately put them into the washing machine with the warmest water the fabric recommends.

    Baking soda:
    Create a liquid paste with baking soda and rub into carpet. Allow to dry and then vacuum up. You may need to wipe up with a wet cloth any remaining baking soda after vacuuming.

    If you don't like the wet method, try sprinkling dry baking soda into the stain, letting it sit for awhile to absorb the odor, then vacuum.

    White Vinegar:
    White vinegar is wonderful for sterilizing surfaces from bacteria and removing odors all while being totally safe around your babies. We also recommend mopping your floor with a diluted solution, but that's for another article!

    For your furniture or carpet, dilu
    coke2pep

    Answer by coke2pep at 11:29 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • For your furniture or carpet, dilute vinegar in cold water and put into a spray bottle. A couple teaspoons per cup of water is plenty. Spray evenly onto area of vomit and gently rub in with a cloth. After it dries, vacuum the area. It may smell like vinegar for a few hours afterwards, but don't worry, it goes away by itself.

    Lemon:
    Lemon juice is great for neutralizing odors, but be forewarned that it does have a bleaching quality to it. Test it on an inconspicuous piece of carpet to test it first. If it is safe to proceed, dilute a lemon with equal parts of water. Spray onto the offensive area and vacuum after dry.

    Commercial Cleaners:
    There are plenty of commercial cleaners you can buy that you can sprinkle onto your carpet and vacuum, or even just spray into the vomited on area. However, I personally don't care for them because of the synthetic smell they leave, covering the odor, not fixing it. Many people are le
    coke2pep

    Answer by coke2pep at 11:30 AM on Apr. 2, 2009



  • Commercial Cleaners:
    There are plenty of commercial cleaners you can buy that you can sprinkle onto your carpet and vacuum, or even just spray into the vomited on area. However, I personally don't care for them because of the synthetic smell they leave, covering the odor, not fixing it. Many people are leary of using all of those chemicals around their children. But if it is for you, I have heard that some people really like products like Febreze and Oust, both found at the grocery store.

    Steam Cleaners:
    It's an investment of around $200.00, but having a steam cleaning vacuum is one of the best tools to have in your home. You can clean your carpets, furniture, stairs, etc. with total ease.

    You can also rent steam cleaning vacuums at several grocery stores as well as home repair stores such as Home Depot and Lowe's. They may not have all of those nifty furniture attachments.

    Hope that answers your questions regar
    coke2pep

    Answer by coke2pep at 11:31 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Hope that answers your questions regarding throw up.

    Expel Odor Neutralizer
    EXPEL Odor Neutralizer is a heavy duty odor eliminator formulated to eliminate the toughest odors in the air and from all washable surfaces, including laundry, carpets, and upholstery. Odor Neutralizer destroys odors caused by microorganisms in seconds to minutes at their organic source and does not mask odors with Perfume or Fragrance based cover ups.
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    the-hip-homemaker
    coke2pep

    Answer by coke2pep at 11:31 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • bakind soda works great
    R3DR0S3

    Answer by R3DR0S3 at 5:27 PM on Apr. 3, 2009

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