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Old 08-11-2008, 07:02 PM   #1
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Getting stains out of baby clothes...ideas?

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Ok I aquired a huge box of clothes from a friend of mine and some of the really nice shirts (carters and childrens place) have large yellow stains on the front. Obviously protien stains (like spit up) but I am not sure if they are from breast milk or formula. So far I have soaked them on cold, scrubbed the stains with a mixture of baking soda and laundry detergent, splashed vinegar on the mixture then washed on cold with a cap of calgon. The stains lightened but are still there. I am currently sunning them (with what is left of the sun today) with some lemon juice. I plan to wash them again tomorrow and see how they look...anyway does anyone have any more ideas of how to get these stains out? Any experiance with getting formula out? I honestly don't know how long the stains have been on them but they are definately set in...thanks!

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Oxyclean or oxygen bleach. I don't know how well it takes out formula stains but it works pretty good on just about everything else.
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Re: Getting stains out of baby clothes...ideas?

my Godmother gave me some clothes for Zavyir that were stained, and she got all the stains out by boiling them with a little bit of dawn.
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Re: Getting stains out of baby clothes...ideas?

Most of my stains from DD and from clothes I bought off here or from other local moms, I've been able to get out with Shout. That or I've heard that sun-bleaching helps (laying clothes out in the sun)
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try simple green also dreft stain remover is pretty good. You can try meat tenderizer to remove protein like stains. It actually works. if it is a grease stain, you can add more grease and then use dishsoap.
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Re: Getting stains out of baby clothes...ideas?

Yes--you can either make a thick paste of OxiClean and water,scrub it into stains and let it sit or soak clothes in a prewash w/oxi clean.I use the cheap Sun brand Oxiclean.(found it at Walmart)

Also LOVE Tide w/ bleach original scent detergent!! I always go back to this awesome detergent.Believe me I've tried all natural brands as well as other regular brands--the Tide took out stains the others had not!They were set in too.
I'm never using or trying other detergents again--sticking w/ good old Tide!
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Re: Getting stains out of baby clothes...ideas?

thanks mamas! I'm not going shopping until friday, but I will pick up some Oxy and stain remover when I go. I think I will try the boiling W/ dawn tomorrow and see how that goes...at this point I don't think I can set them in any worse than they already are. I really want to save these since they are nice clothes...Keep em coming mamas!
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We use BIZ on all DD's laundry, except dipes. It gets out baby food, formula, just about anything. I use about 1/2 the recommended amount and it get everything. We alos use it occasionally on our whites(socks, t-shirts.)do about a 1 soak and they look brand new
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Re: Getting stains out of baby clothes...ideas?

The most foolproof way I've found is 2T Cascade and 2T Clorox 2 (colorsafe bleach) in a gallon of hot water. Let it sit overnight.

You could try anything with orange oil, too. And the Simple Green works well.
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Get the Baby Oxy-Clean. I'm not sure what the difference is, but it has worked wonders on set-in stains for me.
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