Stains happen. Baby stains happen even more. We recently experienced what we have come to know as “poop-pocolypse” while shopping over the weekend. Things were going along just fine until we arrived at Sam’s club and I went to get Avery out of her car seat to put her in the carrier. Imagine the horror on my face when both I and shortly thereafter Aaron realized that she had not only pooped but had pooped all the way up her back and down both legs. To make matters worse she was wearing a brand new outfit.
Baby stains do not come out of clothing very easily. After throwing out several stained items I (and my wallet) had said enough is enough and I searched high and low for a product to remove stains. Basically every “stain remover” on the market out there just never fully got the stain out. So I did what I usually do when I have any sort of domestic question.
I turned to my mom.
My mom has a stain remover recipe for whites. Seriously this mish-mash of products always takes the stains out of my whites and makes them bright and new again but it also involves a touch of bleach. Since I didn’t want to destroy Avery’s beautiful new outfit I figured I could pull just a couple of the ingredients she uses to see if I could remove the now set in yellow poo stain from her new outfit.
What I found that actually works only involves 2 products. 2 products that you actually may already have in your home.
1. Arm and Hammer laundry detergent: I use the sensitive skin one. Here’s the link on Amazon. . I pour my detergent in a separate container so I don’t have a picture.
2. Borax: You can find it cheap on Amazon HERE.
I mixed these 2 together in a bucket with hot water and let the clothing soak overnight. The next day I just washed them in the washer normally and viola gross, yellow poo stain is gone!
Yes those entire white striped pants were completely yellow prior to soaking them. (Sorry I don’t have a before pic but I was struggling trying to change this little roller in the car in a parking lot.)
Now if your looking to whiten and remove stains from all white items add just a touch of bleach to the mixture and your whites will sparkle before you know it!
As always keep all household cleaning items out of the reach of small little humans.