It’s inevitable… with baby comes diaper blowouts. I’d be shocked to find a mother who hasn’t experienced one.
In my early months of motherhood, I had no idea how to tackle these kind of stains. I had to admit it, but I just threw the clothes out if the mess was too much for a regular run through the washer. I threw away so many good clothes! I just didn’t have the know-how for cleaning those kind of stains.
Fast forward a year and a half later… we now have two daughters who have made me a master at cleaning poo out of just about any material!
Step-by-step Instructions to removing poo stains
- Start by removing any excess poop with a plastic spoon or knife. If the
- Thoroughly spray a stain removing substance. I use Spray n’ Wash.
- Soak the clothing material in WARM water. I like to use the soak setting on my washer so it will spin dry the shirt for me.
- If the stain has come clean, you can run it through the washer with a normal load.
- If the stain has NOT come clean, do NOT dry the shirt in the dryer. The heat will make the stain set.
- For more persistent stains, you can try a longer soak in OxyClean baby or a bleach and water combo for 30 minutes.
Lemon Juice and sun Removal Method
If you are looking for a more natural way to remove stains, this method is for you!
- Remove excess poo with a plastic knife or spoon.
- Thoroughly soak the stain with lemon juice. Do not dilute
- Place outside in direct sunlight for a minimum of 3 hours.
- Run the clothing through the wash as normal if the stain is completely removed.
- If the stain is still there, you can repeat the process, but do not run the item through the wash.
Best of luck, mama!