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proserpinaMay 14, 2007

Any secrets on how to remove poopy stains from clothing?

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christy2828

Proserpina, I found that the trash can worked well :) Just a hint, you could try the Cleaning Tips forum, they are very busy and very helpful!! Christy :)

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 6:41PM
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tegwyn

Bars of sunlight soap. It is available in the laundry section of grocery stores. Follow the instructions on the label. I have found it to be the best stain remover for baby clothes.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 8:41PM
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lindac

Make that "diaper pail!"

    Bookmark   May 14, 2007 at 8:44PM
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adellabedella_usa

Try wetting the clothes and setting them in the sun. I can't remember if I used a little lemon or a little vinegar too. I remember this method worked when my babies ate only breastmilk and nothing else.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2007 at 12:14AM
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sheilajoyce_gw

You would be surprised how well electric dishwasher detergent removes stains. Just soak it overnight in a bowl of hot water with a few tablespoons of dishwasher soap. In the morning throw the soapy water and clothing in the washing machine and wash with lowest water setting, hot water, and 1 cup of laundry detergent. Rinse well.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2007 at 11:52PM
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jenathegreat

I use cloth diapers and all the poop gets out and does not stain.

Poo is a protein stain - like blood. You need to soak it, or at least rinse it in cold water first. No soap or additives needed. Let soak for an hour. Then wash in hot water with your regular detergent and some Oxi. That should do it for a fresh poo stain, but if you've dried it in the dryer once already, set it in the sun to whiten after you've washed it again with detergent and oxi.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2007 at 10:41PM
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imamommy

I have found that liquid Clorox 2, poured directly onto a protein stain (I use it for blood stains) will get it completely out. When poured on, it foams up like peroxide and it takes the stain out completely. It doesn't fade colors either. When my kids were little, I used a diaper pail with a solution of water & the dry clorox 2, but I find the liquid poured directly on the stain works best.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2008 at 11:19PM
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