NO ONE tells you how hard it is too clean poop off of clothes. I thought I just needed that Dreft spray (which does nothing btw) and all would be fine. Um NO. Within the first week of having my first baby, I had a pile of clothes that were SO DIRTY and I almost just threw them away I was so frustrated.
Has anyone been here?
Luckily, my mother and grandmother were in town and helped me find a PERFECT solution.
There are so many systems for doing this – creating a paste, letting air in the sun…I don’t have time for any of that.
This WORKS every time. I don’t have any clothes that have stains on them because of this. Enjoy!
What you need to remove set-in poop stains from baby clothes:
- A Cheap Bucket
- OxiClean Max Force Laundry Stain Remover Spray – I buy them in bulk on Amazon
- Biz Stain and Odor Eliminator Detergent – LIQUID
- When something gets stained, spray the OxiClean on the stain.
(I don’t rub this in – just spray to cover the area.)
- Put the clothes (already sprayed) into the bucket
You will let these – and any future clothes that week – just soak in the bucket until wash day.
- Add a little bit of the Biz into the bucket.
I usually fill the cap to the first line.
- Add water above the level of clothes and let soak over 24 hours.
- When you are ready to wash clothes (anywhere between 24 hours and 1 week later), dump contents of bucket into washer machine and wash normally.
- I leave the bucket by the washing machine and just keep adding clothes to the bucket whenever there are new stained clothes.
- I’ve left clothes soaking for a week. As long as the water level covers the clothes – all is fine. I have found that the clothes need to soak at least for 24 hours.
- When we go on a trip, I take the OxiClean spray with me. I spray clothes, and wrap in a plastic bag until I am able to get home to soak them.
Stains I have been able to get out:
- Stains that were washed and dried. If the stains were not removed, I just soaked them again and got them out the second time!
- Stains that had soaked into the clothes for SIX days (from vacation). While on vacation, I carried the spray with me and pre-treated the clothes. Then, when we got home six days later, I soaked them for 48 hours and washed. The stains were gone!
- Stains that did not remove the first time. I repeated this whole process and they were removed.
I know this sounds too good to be true – but let me tell you. I have used this method on the WORST stains – with fabulous results!
I don’t want to share any before photos with you – that’s super gross. But, believe me when I have seen the most drastic improvements from the most poopy stains!
Please let me know if this works for you – and if you have any additional tips!