Does anyone know how to get poop stains out of clothes?

Tiffany - posted on 03/25/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I have tried to no avail!!!! also just throwing this out there but over the past year i have gone through 2 vacuums and today another one just broke any ideas on brands to buy that wont break? As a new mom i really cant afford to keep buying vacuums!!!! And new clothes every week for my lil guy cause he keep having blow outs and I just cant get the stains out!!!! ( the joys of mommy hood) How do u get poop stains out of clothes? Anyways hope every ones day is going great !!! Thanks for all your advice !!! Peace!!!

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well today i noticed my daughter was pretty warm. So i took off her pants and put on a skirt. I had her in her exersauser, then I lifted her up and put her in her highchair. I smelled she pooed so I lifted her up and realized I had poo all over my arm...all over the highchair and all over the exersaucer!!!! (memmo to self..skirts and blow outs equal a MESS!!!)
I ran to my medicine cabinet and grabbed hydrogen peroxide. I put some in a bowl with water (a spray bottle would have worked but I had no time) and the stains came right off her white skirt, white highchair buckles, and exersaucer...you cant even tell she had a blow out.

Hydrogen Peroxide+water=no stains

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Rinse the clothes right away with cold water. Warm or hot water sets in stains.

Then take soap (I use a special soap bar for stains, but dish soap sounds good) and scrub and scrub with a soft nail brush. It shouldn't damage the fabric.

Then wash in the cycle like normal. You can add white vinegar to the rinse cycle too. I also only use 1/2 or 1/3 of the recommended detergent. Too much detergent causes a built-up/residue on clothes that actually make it harder to wash stains.

I've never had problems getting baby poo out of clothes... avocado stains on the other hand...

But yeah, if you have a lot of blow-outs it's time to move up in diaper size.

Carol - posted on 06/19/2011

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Dreft liquid always got out any stains my little one created on her clothes...Just pour a little on the stain and the rest in the washer! I also determined that when we had blow outs it was time for the next size up in diapers!

Joy - posted on 03/28/2010

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take his clothes put some blue dawn dish soap on them scrub a little bit put hot hot water in yur sink or bath tub and let the clothes soak a little bit. also dreft stain remover work too but dawn dish soap is cheaper :) also works good on the whole "damn i started my period" and its in your panties dawn dish soap gets pretty much anything out just some hot water and dawn an hour or two of soaking throw em in the washer and your good to go!

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Suzanne - posted on 04/17/2013

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If you hang out your wet washing on the line, let the stains face into the wind, and the wind will blow them out!! I don't know how it works but it does!!! I've saved many bed sets, vest, baby grows doing this . It have to be windy and the washing must be wet for it work on a strong sunny day with a gentle breeze it won't work as well.
So give a go, what have you got to loose!!
Let me know how you get on , good luck!!!
Sue x

Carol - posted on 09/14/2012

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Use liquid Dreft right on the stain. It's not much for dirt but it rocks on all those baby food/ burp/poopie stains. You might also go up a diaper size, that was always the big clue at our house. :)

Tania - posted on 09/13/2012

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Hey, i use to go through alot of vaccuum's as well. I and my daughter in law found the Shark navigator as the best!! as far as baby stains, try borax. make a paste with water and let sit on stain and then soak in solution of really warm/hot wate with more borax. Had an item my daughter dried in the dryer and the borax got the majority of it out where as you can see it so slightly if you know it is there.

Angie - posted on 03/30/2010

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I try and rinse the clothes right away after a blow out then I use the Purex baby detergent it seems to get the poop stains out of clothes and makes the clothes smell great!

Colleen - posted on 03/30/2010

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I have been lazy a time or 2 or 3 with my 4 month old.. She too has had MANY blow outs... I've actually let it set for a few days before I got to them.. I've soaked them in the sink with some Dawn.. then rinsed real well, and turn around and wash again with Dreft.. As for the vacuum... what are you vacuuming?

Jill - posted on 03/28/2010

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I soak the clothes after spraying them with Dreft stain remover - if it is really bad I scrub hem with a little cuticle brush first, then I leave them soak in cold water until the next time I do his laundry.

Iysha - posted on 03/28/2010

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I put dawn dish soap on it right away then let it sit for a bit and throw it in the wash. Dawn dish soap on panties when I have a period accident does wonders too. For that I scrub with COLD water put it in the wash with whatever is dirty and wash the load of clothes with cold water too. I swear by dish soap for stains...that and oxy clean. But the dish soap is less expensive.

Karen - posted on 03/25/2010

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i'm with sandy, oxi clean baby is a life saver! i rinse (sometimes soak if i don't have time right then), srub with a little soap, spray with oxy and wash with the rest of his clothes. it takes out formula/baby food no problems as well - my son has a lot of white shirts and not a single one of them have a stain since i've started using this.

Sandy - posted on 03/25/2010

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When my little man has a blow out, i usually rinse his clothes right away in the tub, then spray the area with Oxi Clean Baby, rub it in a little, then wash it with his other clothes like normal when it's time for laundry.

And for vacuums.. depending on how big your place is (mine is a bi-level), I use Euro Pro Fantom (it's a green vacuum). I've had it for 3 years and still hasn't broken on me and it's great for stairs since it's not heavy at all and very convenient.

Cynthia - posted on 03/25/2010

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I just posted this in another thread in this same community this morning, lol! Copy/ paste lol:



I got the BEST advice in a different community on removing poop stains- but I've also found it to work great on food and spit-up stains. (Note that you'll want to do this before putting their clothes in the dryer, otherwise the stain gets set in and is more difficult to remove.) Wet the area of the stain, cover stain with Dawn dish liquid. Take a scrub brush and scrub at it for a few seconds (or longer depending on the stain). Repeat if necessary. Hope this works for you!

Joanne - posted on 03/25/2010

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My lil guy has had a few blow outs so far and as soon as I get him changed, I immediately rinse out the poop off of the clothes. Rub with a bit of soap then wash. It helps and saves a lot of money. As far a vacuums, hmmm...I just have a little dirt devil that seems to work just fine. It was a present (lol, during my nesting when I was pregnant from my boyfriend...).

Angie - posted on 03/30/2010

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I try and rinse the clothes right away after a blow out then I use the Purex baby detergent it seems to get the poop stains out of clothes and makes the clothes smell great!

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