Removing stains from a cloth diaper or toddler training pants without using bleach is not that difficult.  Parents opt not to use bleach for many reason which could include both environmental and health concerns.  Whatever the reason you choose not to use chemical stain fighters such as bleach to clean the clothes that are going on your child's precious skin, there is a simple solution in vinegar and baking soda.

Separately, they are both useful in both cooking and household cleaning.  They are also both choice health and wellness products for conditions such as heartburn, acne and cleaning the teeth.  They are powerful separately but amazing when mixed together. Here is the simple solution to getting your cloth diapers and cloth training pants free from poo poo stain.

What Will I Need?

  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Gloves
  • Scraper
  • Bucket or old coffee can
  • Hot water


Remove The Feces From The Cloth Diaper Or Training Pants

You can use your hands and scoop the feces into the toilet.  Don't be afraid to touch it, it's just baby poop.  Baby feces can stink so badly that you wonder what the child has been eating even though you fix his meals, but don't worry, you are not going to die from using your hands to scoop baby poop into the toilet.  If it offends you to do so then use a scraper or wear gloves.

Rinse Out The Cloth Diaper Or Cloth Training Pants In The Sink

Let the material run under warm water as you remove the rest of the feces that was not put in the toilet.  Lightly was the diaper or training pant until all solid particles are gone. 

Put The Cloth Diaper or Cloth Training Pants Into The Container

Place the cloth diaper or cloth training pants in to the bucket or whatever container you decide to use.  You can use just about anything even an old coffee container with the lid. It just depends on how often your child poops daily so you may use a bigger container or smaller container for that day's cleaning. 

Add Baking Soda And Vinegar

After you place the diaper or training pants into the container  place some baking soda directly on the stains. You can use a scoop, your hands or you can just dispense it right from the carton. Note: You should keep the baking soda and vinegar you use to clean your child's clothes separate from those you use to cook with.

After you sprinkled a good amount of baking soda (enough to cover the surface of the stain), add some vinegar. You should immediately see a great deal of fizzing as the baking soda and the vinegar react to each other.  The material will start to rise as you add the liquid, so turn it over so that the stain is on the bottom and completely immersed in the baking soda and vinegar solution.

Finish Up

Add very hot water (you can use faucet water or boiled hot water) the hotter the better.  Let the solution sit at least one day and then add it to the laundry as usual.  When you take it out of the solution, there may be a little staining left but that will disappear once it goes through the wash.  Wash the cloth diaper and the cloth training pants and dry both as your normally would in the washer and dry (ok to was with other clothes).

Note:  Don't forget to wash out the sink where you washed the poo stained diaper or training pants. You should use some disinfectant cleaning solution or you can use the vinegar and baking soda solution to wash the sink clean.