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I definitely did not know how to get infant poop stains out of clothes when I had my first baby. I spot treated, soaked, dried in the sun, etc. Nothing worked, so unfortunately I ended up getting rid of quite a few “blowout” casualties.
You know what I mean by “infant poop stains”, right? I’m talking about the yellow stuff–that mustard-colored poop that babies have before they start eating solid food. In other words, the blowout. And if you’ve ever wondered if it’s even possible to remove those pesky stains, it totally is.
Luckily with baby #2 I figured out the easiest fix ever.
The solution was so simple! Dish soap.
And it’s a good thing, because we are going through a lot of dish soap right now on very adorable girl clothes. My little princess is keeping me busy with all the laundry I’m doing for her.
Just today, in fact, I was sitting at MOPS listening to the speaker and feeding by baby when all of a sudden, a blowout happens. I’m pretty sure our whole table heard it. Have you been there?
My hand immediately went to her little back to assess the damage–you know, to see if it had escaped out of the diaper. Well, yes. It had. And my hand was covered in it. I did the only thing I could think of–asked my friend sitting next to me to dig out the wipes from my bag and start wiping away. While my friend wiped poop off of my jeans, hand, and baby, I just kept right on nursing. Once my hand was mostly clean, I stepped away to assess the damages.
What I found was lots of content for this post! But other than the gross-factor, it was ok because I knew our clothes would be back to normal after a little dish soap.
Just put a small amount of soap (I’m assuming any dish soap would work–we use AJAX) on the poop stains. Spread it around a bit so the whole area is covered with soap. Then wet it enough to build up a lather while rubbing it together. You can let it soak if you’d like, or you can put it immediately in the wash. I’ve seen the same results doing it either way.
After a normal wash cycle and dryer time, they should be as good as new.
It is seriously so easy. I like to keep a small bottle of dish soap on the top shelf of the medicine cabinet in the kids’ bathroom so that it’s within easy reach for all my spot treatments.