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How to Remove Baby Poop Stains

Originally posted July 27, 2017

You’ve probably heard by now that I had my fourth baby. If not, you should have! (Follow me on all my social media accounts to stay hip.) Anyway, I had a precious baby girl, whom my boys have coined her “Jellybean”.

If any of you know anything about newborns, they poop. A lot. So much so that they blow out of their diapers and all the way up their backs. Like why is there so much pressure built up in such a tiny human?!?!

I got all these super cute baby clothes and one of my favorite outfits (and swaddling blanket) for her got a TON of bright yellow, seedy poop all over it. Womp. Womp. Immediately I went to the Pinterest holy grail to find a solution to my problem. Is there really a way to get that stuff out of clothes?

Out of all the research I did, most people said to use Oxiclean. Soak that bad boy in cold water, and douse it with Oxyclean to make sure the stain gets pretreated enough so that the stain comes out in the wash.

I didn’t have Oxyclean on hand, so I tried the closest thing I could think of to that. HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. Here’s what I did:

1.Run the stained area under cold water, for about 1 minute. (Make sure the water is COLD. If it’s hot, it will cook the stain into the fabric.)

2. Hit that bad boy in hydrogen peroxide! I poured it in stages and worked it into the fabric each time. A good portion of the stain came out with just the peroxide.

3. For good measure, dab the area with soap. You could probably use laundry detergent, but I was at the kitchen sink so I used hand soap. Don’t judge me.

4. Lastly, pour a good amount of baking soda onto the stained area and let it sit for about 30 minutes to an hour.

When I came back to it, I couldn’t even find the area that was stained. It magically disappeared!! So, say good bye to all your poopy, throw-upy, cute baby clothes and get them looking brand new!

Hope this helps!


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