Getting out poop stains??

Anneke - posted on 12/15/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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Just wondering if anyone has any tips for getting out those yucky poop stains! My boys never pooped through their diapers like my little girl is doing. I soak the dirty clothes until I have enough to wash, but there has to be something else I can do.Any advice???? PLEASE!!!!!!! :)

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Kate - posted on 12/16/2009

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It's bean a while, but I took advice from my Mom when my 2 where babies and used bicarbonate of soda, mix about a tbl sp with a little water to make a paste and rub it on, let it dry then wash in warm water, you can also let the clothes soak overnight in a bucket of water and 1/4 cup bicarb. I've now graduated to using this for food and blood stains on almost any fabric surface :). Hope it helps

Brandy - posted on 12/16/2009

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If the clothing is white you can use powdered dish detergent. Dampen, rub on, let sit 5-10 minutes, rub a bit more and rinse. It can bleach some colours though so be careful with colours and don't leave on more than 10 minutes. Poop is processed food so the dish detergent is made to react with it.

Tracey - posted on 12/16/2009

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Quoting Anneke:

Getting out poop stains??

Just wondering if anyone has any tips for getting out those yucky poop stains! My boys never pooped through their diapers like my little girl is doing. I soak the dirty clothes until I have enough to wash, but there has to be something else I can do.Any advice???? PLEASE!!!!!!! :)



When my oldest (20yrs old) was born, we were out and she pooped all over her new dress and I tried everything to get the stain out.  Then my mom told me to try Dawn dishwashing liquid.  It got the stain out and did not dis-color her dress.  Try Dawn dishwashing liquid and wash your clothes as usual and the stain should come right out.  :)  Good luck!!

Betsy - posted on 12/15/2009

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Old mom's trick, which also works on old milk stains. Soak in the hottest water with 1 c Tide, 1 c Clorox 2 bleach and 1 cup Cascade (yes the dishwasher stuff). Then wash.

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Shela - posted on 12/20/2009

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Hello,
I use spray-n-wash and I also use Oxy-clean at the same time. It always works for me! Good luck!

Sequoia - posted on 12/15/2009

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any kind of stain remover works wonders...just remember to re-wash afterwards in a non-bio washing powder as some stain removers can be quite harsh on skin if left on babies clothes

Hannah - posted on 12/15/2009

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the SUN!!

We cloth diaper and we have LOTS of poop stains on the diapers and when we lay them out in the sun. VIOLA!!

Liz - posted on 12/15/2009

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My mother in law bought us some stuff called Totally Toddler Nursery Stain Remover and it works on EVERYTHING!! You can get it at Toys R Us and Babies R Us, it works like a charm

Allison - posted on 12/15/2009

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I use vinegar and Cascade dishwasher detergent and scrub them into the stains and let sit in the sink for a while. I then thrown them into the wash with the laundry. They almost always come out!

Anna - posted on 12/15/2009

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My little boy had an intolerance to some dairy foods, and for the first ten months of his life, nearly every nappy leaked out and it was awful!!! So, it wasn't just bodysuits, it was trousers, socks, car seats, cots etc etc. I found the best thing in the world is just to get stuck in with a bucket of warm water, a bottle of stain remover prewash but with an Oxy active agent, like Vamish Oxy, or even supermarkets own brands. Wet the item, spray the stuff on thoroughly on the stain and go nuts scrubbing it with a hard bristled nail brush. For really bad ones you may need to keep rinsing it out and doing it again, but honestly this is the most effective thing! What you don't want to do is use a stain remover that you put in the wash along with the washing powder, as this will still be in the fabric when the wash is finished, Try to get a prewash treatment spray. I found Oxy action ones much better.

Good luck! xxx

C. - posted on 12/15/2009

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What I did and still do (though now it's not for poop stains, but for food stains :) is I put a scoop of OxiClean and a scoop of Surf w/ Oxy action? laundry detergent in the water while the washer is filling up and I pretreat the stains with Shout. I soak the laundry in the Surf/OxiClean mix in the washer for about 30 minutes. I let it wash through once and then I use my son's regular detergent on a second wash cycle (you may no have to do that but my son has Eczema and can't just use the reg. detergent). I have only had one stain left on one of his pieces of laundry in 17 months, and that was when his Dad did his laundry :) Hope this helped!

Gwen - posted on 12/15/2009

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Zout stain remover is awesome! (I buy it at Target) You can spray it on wet or dry stains. No scrubbing or soaking required. Launder within minutes, or wait a few days. The only thing it HASN'T taken out was Cheetos Cheese, lol!

Mandy - posted on 12/15/2009

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Rinse it out with warm water as soon as possible. If a stain is still visible, I dilute oxyclean in warm water and let it soak completely immersed for about an hour and that seems to get ANY stain out.

Aleah - posted on 12/15/2009

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a friend of mine recommended goats milk bar soap on poop stains. she says it has saved so many of her little outfits. i personally havent used it yet, but worth a try!

Katherine - posted on 12/15/2009

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i found ocyclean on its own didnt work for me but i have used spray n wash with oxy and it works wonders clothing comes out like new.. says on the bottle to do it 15 min before wash but u can do it 30 min too just have to spray on the stain and then just wash like u normally do u can even add some extra in the washer if u want , now i usually wash my babys clothing with hot water no matter what color they are and it helps specially if the stain has been left for a while .. its always worked for me and i never have stains on her clothing specially when my kids the messiest kid in eating lol.. hope this works for you :)

Nicki - posted on 12/15/2009

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i have the same problem when my daughter is in between diaper sizes. i usually soak in cold water. then use whisk. bleach water works good on whites. i hope this helps.

Kat - posted on 12/15/2009

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The best thing you can do is take care of it right away. I use a baby wipe to get what I can and then put Shout stain remover on it and wash it as soon as I have enough other laundry. This generally works, but if I put it off and it dries before I put the Shout on it, it doesn't seem to do much good.

Kate CP - posted on 12/15/2009

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Oxyclean works wonders. Also if you can get to the stains fresh wash them with hand soap in cold water then wash in the washing machine. Baby wipes are also very good at removing any number of stains. :)

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