Whats the Remedy for Breast Milk Poop Stains?Meredith Carroll
Or are we not supposed to talk about poop stains?
I’ve made no secret of the fact that laundry isn’t my thing (God bless my husband for being on top of the washing machine-thingy). But now that my second and final (!) baby is starting to grow out of her newborn clothes and I’m passing them down to a newer mom with twin girls, I’d like the clothing to be in good shape. Which means no mustard yellow poop stains.
It’s not that I didn’t care about stains before, but my older daughter only subsisted exclusively on breast milk for her first two weeks of life. We’re at three and a half months with baby Peony, and she’s had nothing but breast milk, which means tons of mustard yellow poop, some of which inevitably blows out of her diaper from time to time (and I don’t care what anyone says about cloth diapers, I’m not switching).
And boy, does that mustard yellow poop stain.
So, give it to me. What’s the cure for mustard yellow poop stains? Not only is it on some of her clothes, but it’s also on my relatively new off white duvet cover, which is occasionally used as a changing table (and go figure that the one time I didn’t put down a blanket down to change her she left her, uh, mark on the bed).
While we’re at it, how do you handle spit up stains? Peony is a gusher at times, and since I don’t always have a change of shirt (or 10) handy, I’m often drenching myself in water to get the milk stains off of me. I’ve found the milk can be stubborn and diaper wipes work better than anything else, but they’re not always 100 percent effective.
So, let me know in the comment section below — do you have any helpful hints for getting out mustard yellow stains and/or spit up?
What other baby stains confound you, and how do you solve them?