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How long should I soak nappies and babies clothes to get out the poo stains? Does it make much difference how long it soaks before I was them? How long do you soak clothes for to get stains out?

Posted by anon, 16/09/13


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  • The longer you leave them the better the results . No more than 24 hours though.

  • Soak over night in cold water and wash them next day

  • I would soak overnight in Napisan and wash them the next day. The stains always came out.

  • I sometimes forget when I soak clothes and it could be up to an hour or 2 before I remember . I like the laundry to be clean and don’t like outstanding washing . My mother used to soak in the buckets for a while before she washed them if stained .

  • Napisan 1 day soak! There are some really interesting comments on this!

  • 48 Hours is a good soak without a doubt!!

  • I dissolve my napisan in warm water then top up with tepid water before adding the rinsed dirty clothes. I always let them soak 24 hours minimum then wash.

  • I try to soak clothes overnight at least

  • i found 48 hours to work best for me

  • I actually have a big bucket of soak made up and throw the things that need soaking into it straight away and only take it out when it needs to go in the washing machine.

  • there are some good comments here

  • I soak my kids clothes overnight.

  • Some good advice there below.

  • Depends on the stain, but a Good rule of thumb is over night

  • I usually soak overnight and have never had any problems

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