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.
What a great tip!! I will definitely keep this in mind for stained garments. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Stephanie Stebbins says
I never would have thought to use Borax! Awesome, thanks!
Gervin Khan says
Wow, such a great and helpful tips. I wish I was able to read this before when I need help in removing poop stains on my kids clothes. I will share this with my niece and I am sure it will help her to get rid of those stains on her kids clothes.
Tiffany La Forge-Grau says
That sounds simple enough! Doesn’t it feel great being a mom?? What a cute baby!
I forgot all about Borax, it is really helpful to have on hand! I will try your tip!
Monidipa Dutta says
I knew that u can use lemons to remove stains. But this is great too.
love faith more says
Wow! I feel your happiness when the time you saw that the yellow poo stain is gone😊. Thank you for this sharing. It’s really informative!
Awesome tip, I’m the worst with stains. This’ll definitely come in handy 🙂
These are some great tips for new parents. Will definitely share this with my friends who will be becoming parents next year 🙂
My stained garments are in trouble. Thanks for sharing, I will definitely give this a try.
Daisy Blue says
I’m glad you’ve found an easy way for cleaning. Good luck. 🙂
Thank you for sharing, I have so many stained baby clothes that I was ready to throw away.
so useful! I dunno how but I get a lot of stains on my clothes all the time! I’m so clumsy! I’ll definitely try it with my next one
Oh this sounds great! I immediately thought of bleach, but this combo seems to keep the colours in place.
I am sure that Borax and arm and hammer mixed together is strong enough to clean stains. But I was more focused on the little cutie! Thanks for the tip.
Jasmine Hewitt says
borax is awesome on poop stains! and if it doesn’t lift, sunning with lemon juice usually does the trick
Khushboo Motihar says
I love the fact that you can combine borax with detergent to create an effective stain remover. Thanks for the great trip.
These are such great stain removing tips! And your baby is adorable.
Such a great and informative post. We all know that removing the stain is such a hard thing to do.
Clare Minall says
This sounds really great, this can be very useful when removing stains on the garment. This is something that I really need.
Ellie Plummer says
This is actually a life saver, thanks so much for sharing these tips!
These are such great tips. We host a lot of dinners, so we are always trying to get stains out.
Dana Brillante-Peller says
Good tip on the borax. With the grass stains from sports games and everyday messes, I’ll be looking into it for sure.
Thành Đạt says
Thanks for sharing your experiences. I will keep this in mind. It will help to clean up the stains of clothes especially my baby, of course when i have one ^^