Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 - ABC Books

Australia's gift for the new Royal baby, Princess Charlotte, is ready to be dispatched. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine, will receive a blanket made from Tasmanian Merino wool and decorated with hand-sewn wattle emblems.

But how will know they how to clean it?

If only the book Spotless Baby (ABC Books) was part of the gift pack.

Spotless Baby: from poo to spew and everything in between tackles the toughest stains created by newborns to toddlers. Shannon Lush and Jennifer Fleming include safe, environmentally friendly and cost-effective ways to keep babies clean.

It includes tips on setting up home, sleeping, feeding, bathing and changing, clothing and laundry and toys. There's a special A-Z section with quick stain removal tactics.

Discover how to remove vomit stains in a cot, what to do if there's a 'poo-nami', how to remove nappy rash cream in the carpet, how to remove banana on a bib and if your baby has sensitive skin, how to make your own washing detergent. And the best way to clean wool is with cheap shampoo and hair conditioner.

It recommends you ditch the bleach, especially following research from Europe that found the prevalence of infections is higher among children of bleach users. The risk of flu was 20 per cent higher for children whose homes were cleaned with bleach, while the risk of recurrent tonsillitis was 35 per cent higher. (British Medical Journal’s Occupational and Environmental Medicine, (April 2, 2015)).

Take control of stain removal with tried and true remedies our grandmother's used. Spotless Baby is the ideal gift for new and seasoned parents.

SHANNON LUSH AND JENNIFER FLEMING ARE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW.

You can arrange an interview with:-

MATTHEW HOWARD | ABC BOOKS CAMPAIGN MANAGER | HarperCollinsPublishers Australia

Level 13, 201 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000 | Tel: +61 2 9952 5003 | Mob: 0400 221 815 |

Email: [email protected] | www.harpercollins.com.au  I

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