Oh, baby poop. It’s smelly, it’s sticky, it’s squishy, and it’s seemingly impossible to get baby poop stains out of clothes.
How do baby poop stains get in clothes, you ask?
Two words: Explosive diaper.
Okay, so this is the more extreme way that baby poop stains can get onto clothes, but it’s definitely one of the more significant ones. You may also end up getting baby poop stains on their clothes as you change them, and they also might kick their tiny foot in there as you wish that you had 8 more arms to get everything done faster.
How do you get baby poop stains out of clothes?
The Modern Day side of me says to burn anything that has a stain on it. I also hate doing laundry and buy most things at thrift stores…because 4 kids who destroy everything I buy them…, so I’m generally not terribly motivated to go out of my way.
However, the Hippie Mama side of me acknowledges that there are definitely some cute little outfits worth keeping so that you can either:
a) Go through the baby stuff when they’re surly teenagers and go “awwww, remember when they were this little and sweet”
b) Go through their baby stuff when they’re surly teenagers and pretend that you’re a giant.
Either way, there are some things that you’re going to want to get baby poop stains out of, and here’s how you do it:
-get to the stain right away. Try not to let it sit for long.
-use dishsoap and a toothbrush (maybe your partner deserves a little payback for ducking out of this particular change? Just kidding. That would be mean and gross. Use an old one). Scrub the stain and then throw it in the washing machine.
-Try a stain remover. Some of the best ones I’ve heard of are Dreft, Spray n’ Wash, Puracy, Norwex, Buncha Farmers, and Oxi Clean have been known to get stubborn stains out. Soak it in for a few hours and then wash in cold water.
-Wet it and let it hang in the sun. Sunshine bleaches things.
-Combine dish soap and water. Allow the garment to soak for a few hours then wash as normal.
Do you have a way to get baby poop stains out of clothes that we could add to this list? Let me know in the comments below!