Are poop stains forever?

Nicole - posted on 01/29/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My son is mainly breastfed so he still has those wonderful runny poops!

On those occasions that his diaper does leak, it doesn't matter how quickly I get to him once he has finished his "job"if the diaper leaked the clothes are stained!

I have tried soaking, spray-n-wash, baby oxy clean and a neat little laundry stick, but the poop stains stay!

if anyone has any ideas that I can try it would be great!

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Jill - posted on 02/04/2009

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I used Dreft and the Oxyclean Stain Fighter together and it worked miracles! Unfortunately, it may have just been luck because breast milk is very "stainy." But try it, maybe you will get lucky, too.

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I use Totally Toddler and a little bit of Oxy in HOT water to soak on big stains and then wash with normal clothes and it does te trick!  Oh!  Angelique does the same thing as me :)

Angelique - posted on 02/03/2009

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Totally toddler does the trick! Spray that on than soak the item in hot hot hot water with oxiclean in it. It will come out.

Nora - posted on 02/03/2009

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My daughter is also breast fed and blows the diaper quite often. I generally wash off the stain immediately with water and then spray it with a stain spray right after which usually works well. I haven't had any stains that stayed, you have to use quite a bit of spray.

Mariann - posted on 02/02/2009

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I had the same problem so I asked my mom about it and she said liquid dishwasher detergent worked. I put the clothes in the sink with water and put a little detergent on the spot and rubbed it. It  hardly takes two seconds and the spot is gone. It works wonders.

Amanda - posted on 01/31/2009

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Sunlight! I just wash as normal and dont put any stain removal products in the wash, and hang out to dry in the sun for the day and 9 times out of 10 its completely gone. If not i just wash again and put out in the sun again the next day.

Jen - posted on 01/30/2009

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Ditto to the Oxy advice- soaking with a scoop in a bucket/sink a few hours or overnight. Haven't found anything I can't get out (including BF poos).

Leslie - posted on 01/30/2009

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I got the advice to use a product called Amaze. At first I was just adding it to the wash, which does brighten colours, but most of the poop stains stayed. If you get a bucket and make a solution with Amaze and water....just chuck in the pooped-on clothes in there until laundry day. Most of the stains have now been coming out. I just pour the whole bucket into the wash; clothes, water, and Amaze and then add my regular detergent.

Ashley - posted on 01/30/2009

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My mom got LAs Totally Awesome stain remover from the dollar tree and it gets all the poop stains out, i have even put it on stains that have been threw the wash a few times and are set it and it has taken them right out!

User - posted on 01/30/2009

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I use a soak bucket of oxi clean I just fill a bucket and put a scoop in then whenever we get a soiled spot whether it be poop, or puke or spaghetti sauce put it in the bucket and I usually leave it for some time like a week and usually the stains come out.

Katie - posted on 01/29/2009

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When I was breastfeeding and my son had the leaky poop diapers I used to wash the soiled clothes in the sink with Kitchen Dish Soap.  Then put them into the wash with the rest of his laundry. I never had anything stain.  I actually had one of those horrible diapers at Walmart.  I picked him up out of his infant carrier and never even noticed that the poop was dripping out of his pant leg until someon pointed it out to me. lol  It was too funny.  Except that I had to change his clothes in the Walmart bathroom and my shirt had that wonderful yellowy mustard poop all over it. LOL  It was an experience I will never forget. 

Julie - posted on 01/29/2009

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Try the Dreft spray for stains, and use an old toothbrush to really work it in with warm water, then wash it in the warmest water you can (that's the instructions on the bottle), it almost always worked for me. Also, buy dark colored onesies just in case it does stain a little, then you won't be able to tell if they're stained a little!

Cj - posted on 01/29/2009

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I had the same question a month or so ago and the best advice I got was to use OxiClean! I put a scoop in the sink full of hot water and let the clothes soak overnight...then rince and throw in the laundry with my other baby clothes...the stains come out every time!!!



Good Luck!

Nicole - posted on 01/29/2009

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I have tried going up a size in diapers, but there is always that one "sneaky poop" that manages to get clothes stained, and it is usually a onesie!

Lyndsey - posted on 01/29/2009

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I rinse my daughter's stained clothing (usually a onesie) right away, then rub a bar of soap on the stain and rub the fabric together to scrub the stain. Then launder the item with the rest of her clothes. This always works for me - none of her onesies remain stained.

Jennifer - posted on 01/29/2009

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I went one size up in diapers and found my breastfed baby doesnt leak as often....and the stains do stay. The yellow mustard that stains your favorite shirt will stain his clothes too :)

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