How to Remove Yellow Poop Stains Out Of Baby Clothes

How to remove yellow poop stains out of baby clothes has been one of the biggest challenges to many mom and caregivers. And I guess it is same with you, and this is why you are on this page. You are worried and scared that the cloth you bought so expensive would be destroyed beyond redemption as a result of your baby’s splattered poop?

Worry less! The solution you need is in this article – how to remove yellow poop stains out of baby clothes. It covers everything on how to get rid of breastfed baby poop out of baby diaper clothes including the white diapers – without any special stain removers!

The first time I experienced yellow baby poop on the diaper of a baby, I felt there is nothing like it. In fact, then as a single lady with no baby of my own, the sight of baby poop somewhat gave me that uneasy feeling, but becoming a mother of two, I have come to appreciate baby poop and everything about its stain removing as I learned through the curves. It is an experience that worth it

So, you had better geared up, because at some point, you will come face-to-face to the reality of baby poop stains, especially some stubborn yellow poop stain.

By following diligently on these five steps, you can effectively clean your baby’s clothing after the diaper has been stained with your baby poop, which is water soluble, and therefore dissolves in water. By this, it is amazingly easy to effectively wash out of diaper clothes.


How to Remove Yellow Poop Stains Out Of Baby Clothes

Step 1: There is something that shapes better to your hand whenever you desire to clean off than paper towels, and that is baby wipes. Dear mom, the first step to baby poop stain removal is the use of baby wipes.

Step 2: Use warm water to rinse off the remaining muddle. It is highly advised in order to avoid excessive rubbing. Just allow the water to do its work.

Step 3: The next step is for those that have a washing machine at home. Use a washing machine and set it on heavy duty and the sanitize cycle. You can throw in other clothes into the machine to make it full.

Step 4: Add bleach or hydrogen peroxide into the machine or bucket, and rewash it if the cloth still has stains after the first wash. This will help remove yellow poop stains out of baby clothes.

Step 5: If the stain refuse to go off, squeeze out lemon juice into a bowl and soak the cloth into it. The lemon juice can be poured directly into the stain if the quantity of the lemon or juice isn’t much.

Step 6: Spread the cloth in the open, or toss into the dryer once you realize that the poop stain is no more.


Other kinds of Stain You Can See On Baby Diaper Clothes

Brick Stains or Urate Crystal

Babies, most time produce an orange or pinky color substance called the ‘brick stain’ or the ‘urate crystal’ when they wee which leaves you the mom worried, as it looks like blood. Don’t be worried anymore, because urate stains or brick stain is quite common among newborn babies and is as a result of dehydration and the urine becomes highly concentrated.

Just calm down, you won’t see it after some few days after the milk has changed from colostrum into the next stage of milk supply.

Decreased saliva, dry lips and dry diaper can be a major pointer of dehydration if it last for several hours. Your baby’s feeding and weight gain or loss or proper latching can be another possibly sign that can be looked at, by either you or the doctor.

Once it has been ascertained that your baby isn’t dehydrated then brick stain will be ruled out as possible cause or a major concern, most especially in the early days.

If your baby is a girl, and you sight a bit of blood, you may have a need to worry because it may be a pseudo-menstruation due to some changes hormonally. Even at this, you still shouldn’t be worried as its nothing. You can see a doctor or a midwife to douse your tension.

Red Diaper

This is a rare situation that causes a baby’s nappy to turn pink all of a sudden. It can make you panic thinking that it is a blood. Don’t be! It is not blood! It is Red Diaper Syndrome caused by a bacterium called Serratia Marcescens. But before concluding that is Red Diaper Syndrome, ensure that you haven’t eaten any food that is red in color.

Serratia marcescens finds its way into your baby’s gastrointestinal tract which results in a pinkish or reddish diaper. The color can actually freak you out. It is quite strange because its color doesn’t set in on your baby’s nappy until the next day.

If you are sure that you do not have any infection, then just continue pumping your baby with the breast milk. There isn’t anything to be scared of!


How to Prevent Baby Diaper Clothes from Staining

I know that as a moms, you are wondering if there is anything you can do to prevent your baby’s cloth diaper from staining, as the thought and stress of removing stains from the beautiful diaper is unbearable.

Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to prevent your baby from pooping and consequently staining the diaper, except you decide not to wear them any diaper, and give them full freedom to pee and wee on the floor, cushion or baby’s cot.

But then, while you cannot stop your baby from pooping and staining their diapers, you can actually take measures to prevent the stains from settling into the baby’s diaper – which is the paramount thing.


These measure include;

Pre-washing in cold water: Once the baby poops, quickly soak and pre-wash the diaper in water mixed with detergent. This will help prevent the baby poop stain from settling.

Use of diaper liners: The use of nylon-like liners will help collect the poop, and prevent the poop from touching the cloth diapers. This way, it prevents the diaper from staining. To achieve this, ensure you always place the nylon-like liners on the cloth diapers before you wear your baby the diaper.

Use of water spray: You remove the diaper immediately the baby poops, and then spray the affected area quickly. it will prevent the stain from sticking there. Make sure you wash off and rinse one the area is wet enough.


How to Do Sun Bleaching to Remove Stains

The harmful nature of chemical bleaches to the environment, skin or clothes if uncareful cannot be overlooked, even though it is useful to the removal of stains. Fortunately, as a mom, there is a natural, safe and more cost effective way to bleach your baby’s cloth or diaper and that is sun bleaching!

The sun has the ability to break down molecular structure and cause stains to disappear, and whites to look brighter. You can be rest assured that with the help of the sun, your baby’s cloth will be free from unwanted germs.

Well, if you follow these 4-Dynamic steps, you can be rest assured to have a satisfactory result:

Step 1: Ensure that you wet your baby’s clothes by putting them into a bucket filled with water. Wash them like you normally do but instead of putting them into a dryer, put them out in the sun.

Step 2: Ensure that the clothes are laid down flat enough so that every part of the fabric receives direct sunlight and isn’t overlapping. The bleaching work is to be done by the rays of the sun, and if the cloth or diaper is not laid properly for the sun to do its work, then it can’t be bleached.

Step 3: Use the power of lemon juice to give an extra boost. This can be done by mixing lemon juice with water and sprayed directly to the stains. The reaction of the juice with the sun aids in whitening the cloth or diaper effectively.

Step 4: This step is crucial to the bleaching of the cloth. You must ensure that the cloth is not left out in the sun for too long. The required duration is basically 2-3 hours.

If they aren’t white enough then leave them out again for another few hours another day but not up to 3 hours. It should not stay out for days as your baby’s fabric may get weak and damaged due to their sensitive nature.


Will Vinegar Remove Poop Stain?

To answer your question directly, YES! Vinegar can remove poop stain! Vinegar is a household item which is safe when children and pets are in the house. It is a light disinfectant that can remove stain and neutralize every odor that may arise from the poop of babies or animal.

Let me briefly share with you the following ways to remove poop stains using vinegar application. I call it the 6-wonders of vinegar!

Method 1: Just locate any poop whether on the diaper or on the floor, apply vinegar to them, and ensure that they are removed.

If the stain is in the toilet, do same by applying vinegar to the toilet, and ensure that they are properly flushed away. Remember that you do not want people seeing the poop of your baby or pet.

Method 2: Definitely, there is a high likelihood that there would be liquid from the poop. Use towel or a rag or tissue to work on it. Ensure that the moisture is sucked up properly.

Method 3: Use water and detergent rightly mixed with vinegar in a small bowl to rub on the poop stain. Ensure that you use a clean rag to rub on it by moving in a circular motion to effectively work the mixture right into the stain.

If the rag is not giving you the effect you anticipate, try using a carpet brush and continue the process until the stain is no more. You may use a cup of water and a tsp. of liquid wash or powdered detergent.

Method 4: For carpet, boil ½ cup water, but make sure that it is not fully boiled but warm. Add 1/2 cup of white vinegar into a spray bottle. If you don’t have a spray bottle, just use your hand and sprinkle from it.  Spray or sprinkle the mixture on the stain and use again a carpet brush to work the mixture into the carpet.

Allow the sprayed or sprinkled mixture to sit on the carpet for five minutes. You will be surprised at the magic of vinegar as it will effectively neutralize the poop.

At this point, your carpet only needs you to dip a rag into warm water, squeeze the water out of the rag until the carpet is slightly damp, then rub the rag into the carpet in order to remove any soap and vinegar. You may have to repeat this process until expected result is achieved.

Finally, use a clean, dry cloth or rag. Apply pressure on it until excess moisture from the carpet is removed.


Hot or Cold Water for Poop Stain Removing

The speed at which poop stains set in can be alarming, and so demand a swift action to ensure that its stain doesn’t stick to the fabric. Since time is of the essence because a stuck stain becomes highly difficult to remove, then the diaper or cloth should be tossed into a bowl filled with water, or the poop should be rinsed off immediately in a running water.

Heat encourages stains to set in and so is an enemy to any mom wishing that poop stains are removed from her baby’s cloth. First thing you need to do is to rinse with cold water.

The next thing to do is to use warm water to rinse. Remember that hot water is an enemy of fabrics. But warm water helps to treat the fabric and allow for the penetration of any cleaning agent that is handy. Hot water should remain the last resort for stubborn stains.

Warm water helps to remove the stain with the addition of lemon juice, vinegar or liquid or powdered detergents. The detergents should be the one that is composed of enzymes. Enzymes in detergent help to remove tough stains. As a mom, avoid detergents without enzymes, as they stand as waste of money for the purpose of removing poop stains.

Finally, remember not to throw the cloth into the dryer immediately as this will make the stains to set in and make it difficult for it to be out of the fabric’s fibers.

Instead of throwing them into the dryer, I advise you air dry them or sun dry. Sun drying of cloth helps to ensure that the stains are wiped off completely from the fabric. The ability of the sun to break down molecular structure and cause stains to disappear, and whites to look brighter is beyond comprehension.

You can be rest assured that with the help of the sun, your baby’s cloth will be free from unwanted stains, and germs too.


How to Remove Yellow Poop Stains Out Of Baby Clothes – Conclusion

Dear mom, if you apply all the techniques mentioned here on how to remove yellow poop stains out of baby clothes, you can be rest assured that you will have a stress free wash and a poop-stain-free baby diaper.