To add to the festive occasion of a sleepover, my husband got pink and chocolate cupcakes from the bakery. My granddaughter and I both had cupcakes. She got pink frosting all over her face and hands. This bright pink really, really stays with you. It washed off her face, but her fingers were another matter.
Soap and water worked so so. Germ-free soap also had limited results. Now I didn’t want to scrub too hard and hurt her. We washed her hands again and they are clean just bright pink. My dilemma is that I will be returning my granddaughter with bright pink hands to my daughter. What to do? While the family slept, I went online to look for a solution.
Apparently food color dyed hands and faces are a common problem in society. I looked over the solutions and in the morning, I will try the ones I consider safe for a pre-schooler.
Here are possible solutions I found for gently removing food dye from hands. All advised against scrubbing and irritating the skin. All solutions require adult supervision.
- Baby wipes – Why didn’t I think of that?
- Use toothpaste
- A solution of baking soda and vinegar – One person who did not have vinegar said warm water and baking soda worked great.
Some solutions were rather radical and I would not use them on a child.
Tomorrow when she wakes I will use the baby wipes first. I’ll let you know what happens. I’ve been told that the color will eventually wear off with daily regular hand washing.
I give this warning: Beware pink cupcakes! If anyone has advice, you’re welcome to suggest it in our comment box.
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Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance