Potty training--need to get pee smell out of clothes--help!

Katrina - posted on 03/01/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I have been potty training my son by using underwear.."big boy" pants (therefore doing alot of laundry). However, I am finding that I can't get the smell of pee out the clothes. I have tried putting a litte vinegar in with my detergant, using febreeze after I washed the clothes, using stain remover sprain...etc and so far nothing has worked. I don't want to throw the clothes out and he is pretty close to being fully potty trained. Please help if you have any idea as to how I can get rid of the pee smell from the clothes!!

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Amanda - posted on 03/03/2010

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I leave a bucket of hot water w/ baking soda in the bath tub and let the accident clothes soak all day then wash in hot water with regular tide at the end of the night.

Brittany - posted on 03/03/2010

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with all three of my children when potty training i would take the yucky clothes and put them in a bucket with hot water and dawn dish soap.. i would let them set all day then wash at night.. it worked for me....

Allie - posted on 03/03/2010

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here in nz we have a product called canisten that is great for odours.

Breezy - posted on 03/03/2010

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I agree with Heather, about pee being acidic, you should counter act it with a base, baking soda is a good one. Another helpful hint for down the road, hairspray gets most stains, (blood, dye, markers) out of clothes with a little soap and a lot of rubbing.

Faith - posted on 03/01/2010

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same as Amanda said. I use to soak my boys stuff in a large bucket overnight and then wash it in the morning in tide w/febreeze.

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Rachelle - posted on 03/03/2010

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you can also try a pet odor remover. ive used this sucessfully. its used to get cat an ddog pee smells out and you can get it in the pet isle. good luck!

Sarah-Anne - posted on 03/03/2010

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Awesome. it's this spray we get at one of the dollar stores here in michigan. it is strong enough to clean a car engine, but everyone i know uses it to get stains out of laundry. works great.

Heather - posted on 03/03/2010

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Wash in HOT water, and add a little amonia to the wash water, extra rinse if you have it, and Downy! amonia smells a little like pee (very acidic) but it takes out the musty pee pee smell

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Try baking soda in the wash. You may have to soak them for awhile before washing in hot water.

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