How To Remove Cloth Diaper Stain
Stains are removed best immediately after they are formed. Once the stains dry up, usually stain removal becomes considerably more difficult.
The diaper sprayer / shower. Removing the solid matter from diapers and use the shower or a strong diaper sprayer on your diapers right after that can really help to reduce the amount of cloth diaper stains you have had to deal with. Use some gall soap on your diaper if you could not remove all stain.
Diaper liners are a popular choice for those moms that don't want to deal with spraying or soaking their diapers. These are great for preventing cloth diaper stains. Diaper liners can be either reusable or disposable. Don't get a liner confused with a doubler. A liner is used for the sole purpose of lining the diaper to help make removing poop easier, while a doubler is for increasing absorbency.
You have probably heard that the sun can help remove cloth diaper stains, but if you never tried it, you probably won't believe that it could work. Well, it does! The sun is like a miracle stain remover! It can get stains out of your diapers, as well as your clothes.
* It’s very simple. You lay out your diaper (or whatever) in the morning in a spot where you know the sun will shine for most of the day. You can either lay it flat or drap it over the back of a chair. You can lay it out wet or dry. Make sure all the stained areas are exposed to the sun. Then leave it there for the day. You will usually come back at the end of the day to find a completely stain free item. And it even works for microfiber.
* The winter months are a little harder to sun things out, but it still works. Believe it or not, you can still sun your cloth diaper stains out even if you can’t actually see the sun. On winter days, you just do the same thing you normally do, but it might take longer than a day. And just make sure you bring your things in when it rains. If after a day you don’t at least see some improvement on the stain, then that means that the sun most likely will not do the trick.
I don't normally like to recommend any additives to cloth diaper laundry, but some are really great for helping combat cloth diaper stains. The most common and easiest way is to use a good Gall Soap Stain Remover or Sodium Percarbonate (soda with oxygen, used for bleach). Oxygen bleach is excellent for cleaning and removing organic stains (such as coffee, tea, wine, fruit juices, foods, sauces, grass, pet stains and blood) from fabrics, plastics, fiberglass, porcelain, ceramics, wood, carpets, asphalt, concrete, etc. There are enough brands on the market: Sonett, Sodasan, Puer, Ulrich..
* Never treat protein stains such as blood stains, cocoa, etc. with hot water, because then the protein stain can no longer be washed. Try to remove protein stains immediately with cold water. If this fails, soak the stain in salt water and then treat it with gall soap.
* Butter and other grease stains can be easily removed with hot water. Rub the stain beforehand with a gall soap.
* Felt-tip pen stains can usually be eliminated with a gall soap. If this fails, try to remove the stain with alcohol (spirit). Grass stains can also be treated this way.
* Wash off coffee stains with warm, mild soapy water.
* Cocoa spots are similar to protein stains and must be washed off with cold water. If that is not enough, white fabrics can be bleached in the sun or by using additional bleach in the washing machine.
* Chewing gum becomes hard on cooling and can then be broken and removed by brushing. For this, place an ice bag or a compress on the stain.
* Fruit stains can often be removed with gall soap. If this fails, try to remove the stain with alcohol. Fruit stains can be bleached from white garments in the sun or by using additional bleach in the washing machine. In case of strong coloring fruits like blueberries, it is recommended to soak the stains overnight in buttermilk with a few splashes of lemon juice.
* Rust stains can be rarely removed completely. However, splashing lemon juice repeatedly over the stain causes it to fade to a large extent.
* Sprinkle red wine stains immediately with plenty of salt and rinse with water. The salt absorbs the red wine partly. In case of white garments, red wine stains can be easily removed with additional bleach in the washing machine.
* Rub spinach stains with raw potato. Then wash with warm, soapy water.
* Mould stains on the laundry are difficult to remove. Soak the clothes in sour milk and then wash them as usual.
* Tea stains can be removed with hot water. In persistent cases, rubbing with a gall soap is helpful. Tea stains can be easily bleached from white garments.
* Ballpoint ink stains can be removed with the help of gall soap. Otherwise, the stain can also be washed off with a mixture of one part vinegar and one part alcohol (spirit).
* Scrape off wax stains as much as possible. Then iron with the help of a handkerchief or blotting paper.