Getting stains out?

Michelle - posted on 06/22/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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Just wondering if anyone has any good ways to get the stains out of their babies clothing? I'm finding I can't get the formula or food to come off her clothing anymore. We use bibs, but she's really good at getting it EVERYWHERE!! I live in Canada, so I can't get some American products. But if anyone has any ideas please send them my way! I'm willing to try almost anything!

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Tamlyn - posted on 06/22/2009

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I used to battle to get the mustard-colour poo stains out of my baby's clothing until I spoke to my mom, who is a FANATICAL cleaner!... She suggested making a paste with the washing detergent, spreading it on the stain and leaving it to do it's thing overnight. Throw it in with the rest of your washing the following day (cold wash) and the stain should be gone!

Sarah - posted on 06/22/2009

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Hi Michelle, greetings from Ontario!! Try the laundry line of products offered through Melaleuca online. I've been using it now for months and wished I had learned of it when I had my first baby. I used every grocery store brand, only to find they are filled with toxins and cancer causing agents. Now I know better, so I do better. This stuff works better than anything I've tried before (3 week old spaghetti sauce stain, GONE). My husband loves it to take old grease/oil stains out, all the guys at the shop are hooked on it. Memberships are cheap, email me for details. Great store!!

Kim - posted on 06/22/2009

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i used to work at a pre school so know whats its like to get dirty and messy,all i used to do wiv my childrens clothes if the stain wudnt come out was get a normal white bar of saop what u wud use to wash ur hands in it has a bleaching agent in it not enought to bleach ur clothes just scrub on the stain wiv warm water then use bith hands to scrub the stain repeat a few times this shud work!

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Betsy - posted on 06/22/2009

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Old mom's trick: Soak overnight in hot water, 1 c. Tide, I c. Clorox 2 and I c. Cascade (yes the dishwashing stuff), then wash. For old stains (like stained hand-me-down clothes), may take 2 tries. Don't use dryer until stain is out. It works with all protein stains, and I've seen it get out old formula stains from clothes packed away for yrs (even the 1970's with special passed down pieces!). After I get it clean, I rewash is more baby-friendly detergents before using.

Francesca - posted on 06/22/2009

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any one know if the spray and wash is available in the UK? i have a huge problem with stains! my son somehow misses his bibs and gets his clothes!!

Sarah - posted on 06/22/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

I had a membership to Melaleuca too once and I love their candles! really good things but couldnt aford to keep byeing it!


Too bad you couldn't afford to keep buying the Melaleuca products, Amanda, I love them!! I am shopping for a family of five and am finding that we are saving money. I simply converted my home to Melaleuca (for everything they offered) and stopped buying other products. I have noticed a huge difference in my home, my children and my finances. I am thankful for finding a company that promises to not use harsh and harmful toxins and chemicals in their products, especially for my wee little ones sensitive new skin. Nice to hear that you were happy with how well the products worked for you and your family. Haven't tried any of the candles yet, thanks for letting me know they are nice!!



 

Samantha - posted on 06/22/2009

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Never tried with Baby Cloths but my husband is a slob at times with his whites. Try using sun powered detergent mixed with a little wisk detergent. Somthing about that mixture works everytime!!

Sarah - posted on 06/22/2009

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One of the things that's worked well for us is making sure to pre-treat right away. I keep a bottle of Shout down in the kitchen next to the bibs. So as soon as we finish dinner and I take the bib off, I treat right then. I also keep another bottle (Shout Advance) next to his laundry bin and I treat as soon I take his clothes off. When I've got a really stubborn stain, I use the Spray 'n' Wash w/ Resolve power the next time through the wash. We've only had a few items with stains that absolutely would not come out.

Amanda - posted on 06/22/2009

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I had a membership to Melaleuca too once and I love their candles! really good things but couldnt aford to keep byeing it!

Sarah - posted on 06/22/2009

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Quoting Rachel:

And in case you didn't know already, once you've washed the clothing in hot water or dried it, it's set in for good.


Untrue rachel....find the right non-toxic products and ALL your stains, set-in or not will come out! Interested in the product line...email me!!

Amanda - posted on 06/22/2009

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I live in canada and I use spray n wash dual power it works really good but if you leave it on some cloths too long it can take the color off so read the lable good. Its the only thing that I can get to work!!

Torey - posted on 06/22/2009

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Hello Michelle,



I just switch stores that I shop at to provide a cleanier and safer also a healthier home for my family and myself. It has wonderful products for everything you need for your home and your family. One of the best is Pre-spot. It removes all kinds of stains on clothes to bed mattress. Just one example I just used it this past weekend to remove blood from my sons shirt and bedding also his bed mattress. There is not sign of were the blood was. I have also used it to remove different food stains on my daughters clothes also. Yes, ma'am you can also shop at this store to because it is a nationwide store. Also it is guarantee with a 100% on all there products.



I would love to talk to you more about this wonderful store so please visit my website or just send me a message on here.



Torey

Helping Moms Work from Home

www.moms4healthyfamilys.com

Rachel - posted on 06/22/2009

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Quoting Alivia:

I find Spray 'n' Wash w/ Resolve power gets most of the stains out, but sometimes I'll pull something out of the washer and see that it didn't get the stain out so I'll scrub in a little Clorox 2 color safe bleach and let set just a few minutes. Make sure you check and see if the stain came out before you put it in the dryer.


Yes, definitely look to make sure it came out before you dry!  I put the stained stuff in a mesh bag before I wash it so I don't have to go through and try to remember what had the stain on it.  Makes it way easier.

Alivia - posted on 06/22/2009

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I find Spray 'n' Wash w/ Resolve power gets most of the stains out, but sometimes I'll pull something out of the washer and see that it didn't get the stain out so I'll scrub in a little Clorox 2 color safe bleach and let set just a few minutes. Make sure you check and see if the stain came out before you put it in the dryer.

Rachel - posted on 06/22/2009

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Just the normal Spray 'n' Wash should work great, too, if you can't find the other.

Michelle - posted on 06/22/2009

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I actually just bought the Baby Oxiclean and am currently washing a load using it. If not I will def. try to see if I can find the Spray 'n' Wash w/ Resolve power ( I know we have normal Spray 'n' Wash here). Thank you ladies:)

Rachel - posted on 06/22/2009

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Quoting Erika:

We use Baby Oxiclean and soak anything that looks difficult in it for several hours before putting it in the wash. It hasn't been foolproof, but it does get out most formula and food stains. I think you can order it online here...http://oxicleanbaby.com/. Hope that helps!


Yep, I second that, too.  We use that occasionally also.

Rachel - posted on 06/22/2009

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And in case you didn't know already, once you've washed the clothing in hot water or dried it, it's set in for good.

Erika - posted on 06/22/2009

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We use Baby Oxiclean and soak anything that looks difficult in it for several hours before putting it in the wash. It hasn't been foolproof, but it does get out most formula and food stains. I think you can order it online here...http://oxicleanbaby.com/. Hope that helps!

Rachel - posted on 06/22/2009

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I don't know if they have Spray 'n' Wash w/ Resolve power in Canada, but if they do, that is what I use and it works like a charm. Also, if you rinse the clothes (in cold water) as soon as they get dirty, that will help keep the stain from setting in.

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