The sweat, dirt, and grit of the grid iron makes knowing how to wash kids’ football pads essential. Young athlete’s football equipment gets really stinky, sweaty, and gross. Thankfully, it’s fairly easy to wash kids’ pads. You should grab the pads and wash them right away after each practice and game, since stains and sweat are harder to clean after they have been setting in over time. Keep in mind that it takes overnight for the pads to dry.
Here are the items needed to wash kids’ football pads:
- Mild liquid dish detergent
- Disinfectant spray
- Drying rack or clothesline
- Fill the sink with warm water. Put in a squirt of liquid dish detergent. Swish the detergent around with your hand to make suds.
- Immerse the football pads in the sudsy water. Use the sponge to rub any areas that are obviously soiled. Give the rest of the pads a quick once over with the sponge.
- Let the pads soak in the detergent and water for five or ten minutes. Unplug the sink, and let the soapy water drain out.
- Rinse the kids’ football pads with plenty of clear, cool water. Squeeze them gently, and rinse until the water has no more soap suds in it.
- Hang the pads on a clothesline or set them on a drying rack. Dry completely before wearing.
Tip: If you don’t have time to wash the pads as directed above, you can do an abbreviated wash in a pinch. Just wipe the pads down with a damp sponge, and then spray with the disinfectant spray. Let dry.
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