What is the best stain treater for getting breastfed baby poop out of clothes?

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Staci - posted on 01/24/2009

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Zout spray pre-treater works like a charm as long as you treat it right away.   If the stain is more set-in, I use a paste of Biz with just a little bit of water and let it sit for at least a day before I wash it.  I have yet to have a stain that I can't get out with those methods...

Sonya - posted on 01/24/2009

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dawn dish soap and hot water asap. I havent had stained clothing since...

Emily - posted on 01/22/2009

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The sun is an awesome stain remover. If it's a sunny day and you have a place you can hang laundry outdoors, it's really effective... and no scrubbing involved. :)

I also use and Oxi-clean spray & wash

Tara - posted on 01/22/2009

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Quoting Kathryn:

I LOVE oxyclean baby! Seems to take all stains out, even on my "big" boy clothes.


Didn't know there was an oxyclean for babies... Must be a God-send!! :)

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Marie - posted on 01/25/2009

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I found that Oxy clean really did the trick!! Just folllow the direction on that back.

Jessie - posted on 01/25/2009

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Thanks for all the tips!  I had not heard about hanging the clothes in the sun, but I will definitely try that when it gets a little warmer.  So far I had been using shout gel and/or a bleach pen (on all-white items), but it sometimes takes 2 or 3 washes to get the stains out.  I'm looking forward to trying some of these ideas!

Laura - posted on 01/25/2009

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I just scrubbed lightly with hand soap (Lever 2000) then tossed in the washer with my next load.  Couldn't believe that it got mustard yellow poop out, but I never had an issue.

Jillian - posted on 01/24/2009

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Oxy Clean!  Get a bucket just for soaking.  Place cloths in and let them soak in the disolved solution.  I usually soak them at least for 24 hours.  When I do my next load I add the cloths.  No more stains. 

Ashley - posted on 01/24/2009

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The best stain remover that I have found works best for us is at the Dollar Tree of all places, its called LA's Totally Awesome. I just spray it on after I rinse the poo out and wash it and it comes right out. I have even put it on clothes that I didnt use it on that had gone thru the wash a few time before and it takes it out of them even.

Jennifer - posted on 01/24/2009

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All the ideas the girls have come up with are ones I would try. I use Shout Gel for the stains on my family's clothes and it seems to work. Stanley brand Degrease is also a good one. I us a little dab and rub-works great, even on none grease or oil based stains. Good luck to you.

Katie - posted on 01/24/2009

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A scoop of Biz and cold water--it works better then Oxyclean for me. I've also layed my clothes in the sun and that works well, too.

Rachael - posted on 01/24/2009

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To second some of the other comments sunshine when you can. We live in Montana and if I stuck anything outside now it would be frozen in a few minutes.



When I can't use the sun I use oxy clean and spray and wash. Although when I use the spray and wash on clothes I have to double rinse them because our daughter has sensitive skin and the first rinse doesn't get all the chemicals off. Both work great though. The sooner you treat the stains the easier they are to get out!

Rachael - posted on 01/24/2009

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To second some of the other comments sunshine when you can. We live in Montana and if I stuck anything outside now it would be frozen in a few minutes.



When I can't use the sun I use oxy clean and spray and wash. Although when I use the spray and wash on clothes I have to double rinse them because our daughter has sensitive skin and the first rinse doesn't get all the chemicals off. Both work great though. The sooner you treat the stains the easier they are to get out!

Christine - posted on 01/24/2009

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I usually just wash it with ALL right in the tub as soon as it happens... nothing has stained yet...

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After rinsing off the most of the poo with cold water, I spray with Nature's Miracle (designed for pets) then put on Ecover stain remover. Has worked for me so far.

Madison - posted on 01/23/2009

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wash them straight away my baby poos through all the time i put them in a hot wash straight away, it seems to work for me i have no stained clothes as yet, touch wood

Debbie - posted on 01/23/2009

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a great chemical free laundry soap (unfortunately it didn't work on the poop stains) is Charlie's soap. great for cd's too...and not too expensive.

Stef - posted on 01/23/2009

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I am going to try salt...I never knew that!! Any thing chemical free...I am all over it

However, I was using shout advanced..because you dont have to get to it right away and it can stay on clothes for a while...works like a charm.....that darn poo!!!!

Cheryl - posted on 01/23/2009

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I use a bar of laundry soap called BAN-It. It's amazing and very easy to use. It's only about $3 too and lasts forever. You just wet the stained area and rub the bar of soap on it so that there is a thick lather on the stain. If you can't wash right away just throw it in the pile and it'll still come out clean.

Rebecca - posted on 01/22/2009

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I use dreft and it usually comes out.  If not I spray it with more dreft and let it soak in cold water with laundry soap overnight and it works everytime.

Kelly - posted on 01/22/2009

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Sunlight!  Its seriously the best!  Esp if your CDing, you can just line dry and its awesome.

Laura - posted on 01/22/2009

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The absolute best way to getting breastfed baby poop stains out is the sun. It even works on cloudy days and in stains that have already been run through the washer and dryer. I usually hand wash the garment initially in the sink using Dawn dish soup (with Oxy Clean) then outside it goes.

Debbie - posted on 01/22/2009

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i use shout...as soon as i take the outfit off my daughter, i spray it with shout and put it in the basket. i then wash the load on superwash with warm water to wash and cold to rinse and it comes out everytime

Kathryn - posted on 01/22/2009

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I LOVE oxyclean baby! Seems to take all stains out, even on my "big" boy clothes.

Tara - posted on 01/22/2009

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Good question. And, I'll try Tasha's answer. My family tends to come over, grab Trentan's laundry, and run off and then bring it back when it's all clean... But, they use Dreft, and to my knowledge, no stain fighters... Best of luck to you!

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