Monday, February 8, 2010


So what will you think?

If we tell you,
baby powder is not
just for babies anymore.

A few weeks ago,
our parents were visiting with
some friends who have a young puppy.
The puppy had an accident
on their light colored carpet
one day when they were gone.

She told Mom she cleaned it up
and then dusted it with baby powder
and then vacuumed.
She did this every day until
there was no evidence of any stain.
Just pure old talcum powder,
not the kind with any oils or additives
(we just got the house brand at
a local store).

So Mom has been trying it on our 40 year old carpet
and it does seem to be lightening 39 year old stains
and if it doesn't lighten them
at least the house smells baby fresh.
And it's a lot less expensive than
products made to freshen your carpet.
A little bit of baby powder goes a long way.


Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java


Jazzi said...

Ummmmm...who knew???

Very intersting!!

Tail wags

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Wow! That's really surprising. We're gonna give it a try. And it's nice that it's not those harsh, nasty chemicals.

Stella, Gunther and Betty

Sir Woodstock said...

Hi Pups!

Mother is a great fan of Johnsons Baby Powder - not sure why, as I never leave stains!
Anyway, have given you an Award, do call in to collect.


Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! Thanks for the tip, although we do not have much carpet, the rugs that we have always are where we run to in case of a hairball or something.....
-Kira The BeaWootiful and still snowless!

YankeeQuilter said...

I'll have to give that a try! thanks

Martine said...

Interesting carpet remedy! We've never tried that before... have to test it out!

xo martine & the kiddlets

The OP Pack said...

Neat tip - thanks. We always seem to have baby powder here and not just for the babies:)

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom will be putting this on her grocery list and trying it out here! Thanks, guys!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sue said...

Thanks for the advice. Smelling good can't be bad, especially with wet dogs running in and out all day.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Yes Lynn I do use baby powder!! Dont have to too often, but when someone throws up it gets cleaned up and then we use baby powder. It does a wonderful job!!
Kiss the pups, Bamb, Happy & Fern

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Great post Lynn!!!!!
Our mommy use Baby powder too and she loves it!!!!
She knows about its power on carpet!!!!!
You know that it's great to remove oil spots everywhere????!!!!
These are our grandma secrets!!!
Sweet kisses to you and the pups!!!!

Hamish Westie said...

Hi there,
Given my recently developed preference for using the 'indoor bathroom' I think that my human, Gail, will be very interested in this piece of advice!
Cheers, H.

Clive said...

Very interesting!

Its a long time since we had Johnstons Baby powder in the house!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Santa and Minnie said...

Though we don't have carpetted floor but this is interesting. Thanks for sharing. Who knows, this remedy may come in handy sometimes.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur the tip!

PeeEssWoo: Mom says that is what she weighed when the stork dropped her on her head!

Abigail said...

We use a little baking soda to absorb the odor Scotties leave in carpet. It absorbs the oil their hair leaves and cuts the musk.

Mango said...

That is a good idea. I wonder if it works on slobbers stains.


Benny and Lily said...

Sure sounds like a good idea. We will try it if mom makes a mess
Benny & Lily

ScrapsofMe said...

She says she's gonna pick some up at the store this week and try it on one of Puffy's art works!

Thanks for the tip!


Sierra Rose said...

Will try it!!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Dory and the Mama said...

I think Mama can probably use this..Bilbo has darkened lots of our carpet!


TwoSpecialWires said...

OK. Here's where we left off. (We are madly trying to catch up. In order!)

GREAT idea! Moma'll get some talcum powder (spots? did you say spots???) to put on the areas where she has already pretty effectively used hydrogen peroxide.

And now we'll say ... we thought maybe there was gonna be ANOTHER use for this baby powder. But it appears we have to keep reading!

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

What a good tip! We have tile floors so don't worry about this...but it's a good piece of info to have.
Blessings, Cassie

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