Cleaning Hack to Rescue Poopy Onesies!

I love a good cleaning hack, and I especially love ideas that save me time and money! I’m sharing a tip in this post that I stumbled on out of sheer necessity . . . because little babies are poop machines!

We’ve made it a goal to spend as little as possible on clothing, and I proudly admit that most of our children’s clothes were gifted, handed down or bought for cheap. Thankfully, we have friends and family with great taste! The last thing I want to do is let a little poop ruin a perfectly good item of clothing.

That said, my newest little one has a habit of pooping up his back. Every mother knows the horror of back poop! It’s the most tricky and annoying mess to clean.

This tried and true cleaning hack will rescue all your poopy onesies. My husband can attest to the number of times I’ve had to do this . . . it’s high! This cleaning hack works for darks, lights and even whites.

Here’s the step by step process.

Super Easy Poopy Cleaning Hack, Step #1

Image of poopy onesie before the cleaning hack on sink counter.
The Poopy Onesie (He Had Sweet Potatoes)!

You need really, really hot water! Hot enough that the onesie is a little hard to handle and a very “sharp” stream of water. (Luckily, I didn’t have very many dirty dishes at the time). I always thought that you should only use cold water on colors, but hot seems to work much better for poop removal, especially with whites.

Image of faucet with super hot "sharp" streaming water.
Super, Piping Hot “Sharp” Water!

Super Easy Poopy Cleaning Hack, Step #2

Once you have the water super, piping hot, rinse all the problem areas really well. This step actually does most of the work.

Super Easy Poopy Cleaning Hack, Step #3

Once you’ve rinsed your onesie really well, you’ll need some detergent. I always use a detergent that has Oxiclean. They have a lot of other products that clean really well, too. Not an ad, just sayin’.

Image of laundry detergent used to remove stain for the cleaning hack.
Detergent of Your Choice

Pour a little detergent from the cup anywhere that you can still see stain and rub vigorously between your hands.

Image of nearly clean soapy onesie in hand.
Almost Done!

Super Easy Poopy Cleaning Hack, Step #4

Finally, rinse again and squeeze out as much water as you can. Let it air dray a little before putting it in with your other dirty clothes (if you want). Relish the fact that you rescued another onesie and saved your bank account!

Image of newly clean onsie laying out to dry on counter.
There it is! The Rescued Onesie!

Let me know in the comments if you have any good cleaning advice or a particularly funny/nasty, poopy baby story!

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  1. I think us moms have had our share of cleaning clothes from explosive diapers ?
    Great post!

    1. Olivia Hall says:

      Thanks, Zaneta! SO true.

  2. Haha, this is so gross but so necessary. Cleaning poopy onesies is the worst. I always like using Tide stain remover–I got it in a container that had a brush so you could brush out the stain. It worked soo well.

    1. Olivia Hall says:

      I know, right?! The things we do for our little ones! A brush would be super helpful, too!

  3. Love this.Very helpful.Keep up the good work!

    1. Olivia Hall says:

      Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed it!

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