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How to Get Baby Poop Out of Clothes?

How to get baby poop out of clothes

Oh my God, remember holding your baby, and a massive explosion happens in their diaper? Even worse, witnessing a huge pile of kaka coming out of the diaper, which you know can be only cleaned with a shower. As a parent, there is no escaping from these situations. I bet the first thing that goes through your mind after the poop is out is how to clean the stains that are left behind. You have put the most adorable clothes on your baby, and now they are ruined with poop stains. All that money spent on those clothes now feels like they are going down the drain, and you will need to buy new ones to replace the ruined ones.

Many parents buy white clothes because they don’t know the gender of their baby or they just want to use neutral colors. But when they see the poop stain on white clothes, they have no clue how to deal with it. Don’t worry, parents, there is a way to wash baby poop stains out of the clothes, or even sofas and the carpets. No, you don’t need to run to the store and replace everything with new ones. Some of the best ways on how to get poop stains out of baby clothes, carpet, and sofas are explained thoroughly in this article. You will be introduced to one of the most effective methods, the safe products, and simple steps on how to use them.

This is the main method to remove those nasty baby poop stains:

  • Rinse or remove the poop
  • Soak the stained piece of clothing or carper with warm water
  • Use some stain remover of your choice.
  • Get a toothbrush, scrub the stained area and let the product work on it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then, wash it as you normally would.
  • If it is possible, sun-dry it.

Preventing poop stains

The best diaper for preventing blowouts are cloth diapers due to their shape and the elastic gussets placed around the legs and waist. The disposable diapers are, without a doubt, more convenient. You still should have a few cloth diaper-covers which you can use to protect the disposable ones. The cloth diaper will prevent the poop from getting on the clothes, therefore no need to change the baby’s clothes every time an explosive poop happens in their diaper.

If you are using cloth diapers, you will need to cut up fleece liners for the diaper, which will catch the poop and thus prevent stains. The poop will come out of the fleece liners, especially when the baby is on solid foods. Fleece blankets are very affordable, and you can cut about 30 liners out of one blanket. Use the cloth insets as an outline for the cut-outs. Another item you can use as a liner is the viva paper towel. Fleece liners are cheap, and you can wash them are reuse them.

How to remove the stubborn poop stains

Sunning is a wonderful natural bleacher that works for most of the stains. In winter or when the weather is cold outside, sunning is not an option, also living in a small apartment, you might not have the space to hang the clothes outside. And there are poop stains that just need something extra to get out, so here is what you can do:

1. Take away the poop

Make sure you rinse the poop from the clothes or the cloth diaper as fast as possible. Just take the diaper and dispose of the poop in the toilet. If there is poop on the carpet, get as much off of it as possible, so you don’t accidentally step on it and spread it around.

2. Soak the stain in warm water

You will need to soak in water the poop-stained clothing or carpet. You can get a spray bottle, which is very cheap, and use it to soak the stained diaper or carpet. You can find spray bottles in almost all well-stocked stores

3. You can use one of the stain removers we have listed below:

3.1 The natural stain removers

  • The buncha farmer’s stain stick: Use this stick to rub it on the soak stain. You also grate a little bit of the stick and put it in the spray bottle, and mix it with hot water. Shake it before you spray.
  • Lemon juice: You can use lemon juice directly on the soak stain, or you can mix 1 cup of water and ¼ of lemon juice and mix them in the spray bottle, which you can use to spray on the stained area.

3.2 The synthetic stain removers

  • OxiClean white revive: Use this product and pour some of it on the stain.
  • Shout stain remover: Use it directly on the stain

3.3 Homemade stain removers

You will need hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and Dawn dish soap. These three ingredients are very effective together. You need to combine one cup of baking soda, one cup of Dawn, and two cups of peroxide. This will give you a large batch, which you can use later if needed.

4. Scrub the stain and let it sit

After you have applied your stain remover, you will need to scrub the area with a toothbrush and let the product work for 10-15 minutes.

5. Thoroughly wash the stained garment

Wah the stained diaper or clothes as you normally would with baby and cloth safe detergent. If you are dealing with stained carpet, rinse the area by using a spray bottle that you have filled with some cold water. Dry the area by patting it with a dry towel or cloth.

6. If possible, use the sun for drying

After you have washed the garment with a laundry detergent, hang it outside and let sun-dry. If the clothes are colored or have a print on them, hand them inside out. Use the “hot dog style” for hanging to avoid starching the cloth diapers.

Products safe for cleaning cloth diapers

Use laundry detergent and stain remover if you are trying to remove stubborn stains from clothes and cloth diapers. You can check on the internet if your detergent is safe to use on baby clothes. The stain removers we mentioned above are safe for washing baby clothes.


Stains can be a real pain in the butt, but they are an inevitable part of parenthood. Hopefully, this article will help you find a way to deal with stubborn baby poop stains.

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