By Eliza Scanlan

We’ve all been there, look away from your toddler for just a few moments and they have painted Sudocrem Healing Cream all over the place!

Mothers and midwives have used the nappy cream for years to help sooth a number of skin problems including nappy rash. Sudocrem is an oil based emollient cream that creates a water repellent barrier, it’s a product that has latest the test of time, it was created way back in 1931!

Whilst the little pot of white cream can offer relief to your bub, it can be an absolute nightmare when it falls into the wrong hands.

Sudocrem art is almost a toddler rite of passage!

Mum Freya sent out an SOS on Facebook: “Tonight my worst cleaning nightmare came true… I know there was a post recently but I can’t find it 😭 Send help (and wine) 😂 But seriously.. how do I get sudo cream out of carpet?! 🤦🏼‍♀️”

Other mums on cleaning page Mums Who Clean also shared their own disaster images from Sudocream left unattended.

Facebook mum, Freya discovered Sudocrem art all over her carpet!

Some recommended calling in the professional carpet cleaners, many shared their tried and tested methods.

Time after time mums recommended scrapping as much of the Sudocream off using a blunt knife, and then using warm water and dishwashing detergent.

How to remove Sudocrem from carpet and other soft furnishings

Being an oil based barrier cream works great for nappy rash, but not so great for cleaning up! Dishwashing liquid really helps to break that barrier to allow the warm soapy mix to get that cream art clean.

First remove as much of the thick cream as you can using a blunt knife. Then simply mix one part washing up liquid to two parts warm water to make a solution and apply this to the Sudocrem marks with a flannel or cleaning brush to work the remaining stain out.

A clean up like this is going to take a bit of elbow grease!

Most commenters agreed that this was the best method for returning your living room back to normal.

“I’ve used this method and it works”, said one commenter.

“Took me ages, but I got it all out of the carpet. When all else fails, there is always wine 🥂”, said another.

This article first appeared on Practical Parenting and has been republished with permission.