Then it happens before you can blink twice. The spit-up stains (which happen about 57 times a day if you have my baby), the explosive diapers, and worst of all, the stains that get set-in by the dryer. Raise your hand if you were as bummed as I was the first time this happened to a favorite outfit.
I decided to turn to the ever handy Pinterest and found what I like to call 'Ugly But Noteworthy Pins'. After giving this simple concoction a try, I was hooked. All of Emmett's stained clothes were transformed.... even those with set-in poop stains!!!! <--- Do you see how I just used up my blog's monthly allotment of exclamation marks?! That's how excited I was about this discovery.
So while it feels silly to make a whole post on Baby-Poop-Stain-Removal-101, I figured it was too helpful in our house to not pass on. Let me know how it works for you.
Mama's Miracle Cleaner
// original recipe here //
4 teaspoon Blue Dawn dish soap
1 cup Hydrogen Peroxide
1/2 cup baking soda
// Mix and scrub onto stains
// Allow clothes to sit for at least 1 hour
// Wash as normal
// Repeat steps for tough stains. I have sometimes scrubbed, soaked and washed 3 or 4 times for extreme stains.
// Store extra cleaner in an airtight container
Please note that I have found this to be safe with all clothes, but I may have noticed a very slight fading of coloring on some items. It was so miniscule that I would rather deal with this than clothes that have permanent poop stains. I would advise testing it first if you are worried about fading.
Emmett and I are headed to our town square this morning to enjoy our small town's 'Celebrate Washington' day. Then it's off to a family reunion tomorrow.
Happy weekend wherever you are, friends!!