Babies sure are cute, but that doesn’t mean they don’t make a mess! If you are a parent or caretaker, you know not to wear fine fabrics around your little loved one–but what happens when an accident gets out of hand? If one of those dreadful blowouts happens on your watch and you are hoping to salvage yours and the little one’s clothing, we can help you out with our easy guide to how to get baby poop out of clothes.
What causes baby poop stains?
If you’re caring for a baby, odds are you’re spending more time dealing with poop than you may like. Baby poop can be tricky to clean as the pigment is concentrated, which means it’s more likely to leave a stain, and these kinds of stains set easily. While you may have been prepared for staining in garments like cloth diapers, accidents happen, and you don’t want unsightly stains to stick around.
The good news is, these stains don’t have to stick. We’ve simplified how to get baby poop out of clothes into just four easy steps.
How to Get Baby Poop Out of Clothes
What you’ll need: Oxi Booster Pods, Laundry Detergent
Step 1: Remove Stain
First step is to use a spoon or dull knife to scrape off as much poop as possible. Add a bit of water to the stain with a washcloth.
Step 2: Soak
Next, fill a clean sink, basin, or tub with warm water. Add one Oxi Booster Pod and let it dissolve. Once it has fully dissolved, add your clothing and let it soak for 5-10 minutes. This chlorine free, color safe bleach alternative should lift the stain without the harsh chemicals of traditional bleach. If the stain has set, use an old toothbrush to scrub at it!
Step 3: Wash
Once the stain is removed, you can wash the item normally! We recommend using Stain & Odor Pods for grownup clothing or Baby and Sensitive Skin Pods for baby clothes. Our Stain & Odor Laundry Pods contain enzymes for a deep clean, while our Sensitive Skin Pods are enzyme-free to avoid irritating your little one’s skin.
Step 4: Dry
Let your garment dry! Be sure that the stain is completely removed before putting the item in the dryer, as the dryer’s high heat can cause stains to set permanently. Repeat the stain treatment additional times if needed. We recommend leaving your garment out to air dry, preferably in the sunshine for extra bleaching power. After following all of these steps, your clothes should be as good as new!
Frequently Asked Questions
Have more questions about how to get baby poop out of clothes? We’re here to help.
Does Baby Poop Come Out Of Clothes?
Baby poop does come out of clothes! The sooner you treat the stain, the less likely it is to set.
What Will Take Poop Stains Out of Clothes?
Poop stains can be treated with a variety of cleaning products. We recommend using a product that is tough on stains but gentle on skin, like Dropps Oxi Booster Pods, to take the stain out of the clothes while still being safe for your little one.
How Do You Get Breastfed Baby Poop Out of clothes?
Breastfed baby poop may be a different color, but the stains can be treated the same way as any other poop stain! Follow our instructions above and soak the affected area in Oxi Booster solution to restore the garment to its former glory.
Do Poop Stains Come Out in the Wash?
Poop stains can come out in the wash, but we recommend pretreating the stain before putting the garment in a washing machine. Baby poop stains set easily, and heat can cause stains to permeate the fibers of clothing and set permanently. For the best results, pretreat the stain and then add additional stain fighting product to the wash.