Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-02-2011, 05:40 PM   #1
Janine's Avatar
Janine
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 8,085
My Mood:
How to Get Out Old, Set-In Formula Stains

I'm getting ready to give away/donate/etc. a lot of my DD's old clothes. Some of these clothes she hasn't worn in 2+ years and have bad formula stains. I want to get the stains out before I pass them along, but I have no idea if I can get the stains out. Has anyone else had luck getting out really old, set-in formula stains? I had a heck of a time getting the stains out when they were fresh, so I am at a loss as to how to get out these old stains.

Advertisement

Janine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 06:05 PM   #2
maeus's Avatar
maeus
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 546
Re: How to Get Out Old, Set-In Formula Stains

Have you tried Oxy Clean? I've soaked baby/toddler messes in it, and it seemed to work well. Sometimes I had to do more than one soak, though. I'm not entirely sure about formula, but it works well for poop explosions!
maeus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 07:37 PM   #3
CherryPie's Avatar
CherryPie
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: with my 4 rad kids
Posts: 13,493
My Mood:
Re: How to Get Out Old, Set-In Formula Stains

Unfortunately, I never could- especially after setting for years.
__________________

GetSafeScents.com- New Spring/Summer 2014 catalog is out!
Join Scentsy | Scentsy Closeout Section
Follow me on Instagram: @SarahB00)
CherryPie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 08:40 PM   #4
MamaBird06
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 748
My Mood:
Re: How to Get Out Old, Set-In Formula Stains

Have you tried sunning them? I washed some clothes that were handed down in the washer with detergent and oxi clean and set them out in the sun for a couple hours and it really helped lighten the stains although the really bad stains didn't fade completely...I did this on clothes from ds who was both bf and ff fed, clothes from a niece who was just ff and clothes from a friend that was all bf. The bf stains came out the quickest and easiest, the all ff stains not as much but it definitely helped a lot!
__________________
SAHM to ds(6) , and dd(1)
MamaBird06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 08:43 PM   #5
formunkyfrommommy's Avatar
formunkyfrommommy
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Port Alberni, BC
Posts: 1,592
My Mood:
Re: How to Get Out Old, Set-In Formula Stains

dang i was needing to know this too i was hoping there was a magical answer in here hahaha.....i will try soaking in oxyclean...it took koolaid stains out of a diaper so it is pretty awesome but yeah some of the formula stains have been on ds's clothing for 2 years too
__________________
WAHM to 2 little Munkies, wife to my wonderful DH 5+ years
For Munky From Mommy - Natural and Organic Family Alternatives...find my items on The Motherstitch and Etsy
formunkyfrommommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2011, 08:54 PM   #6
doubleddog's Avatar
doubleddog
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Posts: 1,850
My Mood:
Re: How to Get Out Old, Set-In Formula Stains

i got some cheap baby clothes off ebay that had formula stains in them and used bac-out to treat them. It didn't remove the really bad stains, but I only washed them once and it significantly lightened the worst ones and most of them were totally stain-free after 1 wash.
__________________
Babywearing, CDing SAHM. I love my DH and my 3 sweet girls, looking forward to meeting team green baby #4 April 2013.
doubleddog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 12:49 AM   #7
jsta1005's Avatar
jsta1005
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Central Coast of California
Posts: 194
Re: How to Get Out Old, Set-In Formula Stains

I was able to get out 4 year old formula stains with Oxy Clean!!! I was amazed how well it actually worked! I soaked overnight and just a few shirts needed to be soaked again. After the second soak they looked perfect!
jsta1005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2011, 04:29 PM   #8
Fairycat
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 5,288
My Mood:
Re: How to Get Out Old, Set-In Formula Stains

Totally board crashing, but I recently tried to remove some super set in stains, some had been washed and dryed a few times. What I did was bring a pot of water to pretty much boiling, added about 1.5 scoops of oxyclean, added each clothing piece in one at a time, stired occassionally and let them soak a few hours. It seemed to help a lot.
Fairycat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 08:53 PM   #9
luvsviola's Avatar
luvsviola
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 17,103
My Mood:
Re: How to Get Out Old, Set-In Formula Stains

I put shout on the stain, then soaked overnight in 2 scoops of Oxyclean. It got them out on almost everything.
__________________
Kristen
Middle school teacher by day, super mom by night
Mommy to The Boss~2007, The Energizer Bunny~2009, and The Princess~2011
My kids are no longer in diapers, but somehow, my computer keeps finding its way back here...
luvsviola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 09:15 PM   #10
Mammadill
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 7
Re: How to Get Out Old, Set-In Formula Stains

Another great product is actually dreft stain remover. Just don't put it on your cd's. Follow up with oxo-clean.
Mammadill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.