Diaper Washing: What do I do for staining?

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, February 03, 2016 | 0 comments
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Image: Photo credit: Cambio, by Daniel Lobo (Daquella manera) on Flickr
QUESTION: What do I do for staining on my baby's clothes and cloth diapers?

ANSWER: You might try equal parts of Cascade dishwashing detergent and Clorox 2 powder in very hot water. I found this tip in "The Tightwad Gazette" and it works like a charm for me.

I will usually soak the clothes in this solution overnight, and then wash as usual.

I haven't tried it on diapers yet, and I always use the brand name detergents.

I don't know if store brands would work also.

I have even removed stains (probably food, formula, breast milk stains?) from second hand items, and who knows how long those stains have been there?!

Thanks to Joyce for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Photo credit: Cambio, by Daniel Lobo (Daquella manera) on Flickr
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