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Anyone know how to get toothpaste out of the carpet -

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clutteredup Fri 06-Mar-09 14:40:17

DD has a pathological need to wander around dribbling large lumps of toothpaste everywhere and now the carpet looks as if it's been sh**t on by birds!

clutteredup Fri 06-Mar-09 14:40:48

Off to school will look again when I get back - thanks smile

BlueCowWonderss Fri 06-Mar-09 14:43:49

I'd love to know too...

WantThisWantThat Fri 06-Mar-09 14:58:22

Me as well - I even sprayed some carpet cleaner this morning but forgot to go back later on to rub it in. Hoovered over it and a bit has taken out of it but not much.

clutteredup Fri 06-Mar-09 15:52:57

OK so how are we going to tackle this one then - anyone any ideas?

llareggub Fri 06-Mar-09 15:58:50

Baby wipes have cured all manner of things for me. No idea if they'd work on toothpaste, but given their past form I'm sure they would!

clutteredup Fri 06-Mar-09 16:00:34

Good idea - I'll give them a go , you're quite right they do get a lot of stuff out. Some of it is very dried on though.

blissa Fri 06-Mar-09 16:27:51

Watching this as I also have a rather large dried up blob on bathroom carpet

drlove8 Fri 06-Mar-09 16:45:43

toothpaste thats dried can often be scraped up with a blunt knife, (carefull with the carpet),hoover up the bits, then use warm water to wash out the residue... if its wet id get most of with damp cloth then attack with cleaning spray like "stain slayer" or "de-solvit". soda water is good for shifting stubborn stains too...... id probably end up using my steam cleaner on it though....... is marvelousgrin.

clutteredup Fri 06-Mar-09 17:05:07

Thanks llareggub the baby wipes worked - well along with quite a lot of elbow grease - just one on a very old grubby carpet wouldn't quite come up, bright blue on cream hmm - perhaps a steam cleaner would be a good investment!

mumofaiden Wed 29-Jul-09 22:14:58

my little boy has twice this month got the toothpaste and got it everywhere in my living room i have leather sofas so that wasnt a problem but getting it out of the carpet was a right pain in the a*e. i had white stains everywhere and not to metion i scrubbed for 2 hours solid to get it out. but yesterday he did it again we were on our way out so i left it all day and let me tell you it was so much easier to clean when it had dried especially on the carpet all i had to do was scrap off the top layer of globby paste that had dried and clean any small residue underneath took me about 30 mins and you wouldnt even know my darling child had unleashed a whole tube of toothpaste in the living room

ButterflEi Wed 29-Jul-09 22:18:44

mouthwash??wink i would say a bit of fairy liquid and water is a solve all for mesmile
or maybe white sprit vinegar would dissolve it enough to wipe offsmile
xx ei xx

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