Stained baby onesie

How to Remove Poop Stains

Whether your potty-training toddler has an accident on the way to the toilet or things go wrong during a diaper change, Tide can help get rid of poop stains and make life easier in a few simple steps.

Steps to Remove Poop Stains

Step 1

Rinse & Pre-treat

If possible, rinse the stain immediately with cold water. Gently rub dish soap onto the stain to help loosen it, then rinse with water. Repeat if necessary.

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Step 2


Use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of Tide Ultra Stain Release Liquid detergent, and pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.

Step 3


Wash according to the instructions on the garment’s care label using an enzyme-based detergent.

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Select the wash cycle and water temperature on your washing machine
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Step 4


When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

If the stain persists after washing, you can place the garment in the sun to help bleach out any remaining stains or soak the item in a solution with Tide Brights + Whites Rescue™ before laundering. This oxygen-based technology will banish stains while keeping colors bright.

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