Basic Laundry & Stain Remval Questions
I'm having a new LG top loader & dryer delivered this week and while researching my purchase I came across this site. So far I have learned so much, but I still have some questions.
I have a ten month old daughter and so I have a lot of food and formula stains and as she is starting to walk I imagine I will soon be dealing with grass and dirt stains too. Previously I was doing a hot water soak in Oxyclean overnight and then washing in cold water. This worked okay for some stains, but not always. Plus, I've read that Oxyclean can cause spotting on greens and blues so sometimes I hesitate to use it. Also, I read on here that hot water may set protein stains. With that in mind, would it be better to do a prewash in warm water (with detergent?) then a hot water soak for 30 min (with detergent + color safe bleach/oxy?) then onto the wash cycle?
I'm kind of confused by this. Would someone please outline how they would handle a load of baby clothes (mostly cotton/ cotton blends, mixed lights and colors) containing some stained items. Product-wise I have tide original powder, Cheer powder, snuggle liquid FS, purex powdered color safe bleach, oxyclean powder and I have some spray & wash on hand. I'm not interested in switching to "green" products, but I am open to product suggestions.
Thanks so much!