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I've recently switched to mama cloth, which I'm very happy with, but during my last cycle I managed to bleed out onto my white sheets one night. It's not a little stain, and it really bothers me to leave it there. Here's what I've tried to get it out:<br><br>
1) spray with oxyclean and wash in detergent and oxyclean boost<br>
2) wash in bleach - I hate bleach and almost never use it<br>
3) wash in bleach again... it had faded slightly.... not really any better<br>
4) apply bleach to the stain directly using a bleach pen and then wash in bleach<br><br>
I still have a very distinct rather large bleach stain. Any ideas?
 

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I struggle with my whites SOOO much. But have you tried putting it out in the sun for a couple of hours?
 

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Can't help if the stain is already well set but when I bleed on my sheets(slightly irregular cycle, always "starts" during the night) I pour a bit of hydrogen peroxide on the stain as soon as possible, and let that "work" for a bit before washing. Takes it all out.
 

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soak in hydrogen peroxide.<br><br>
If that doesn't work dye it a dark color <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I agree, soak it in peroxide. I have always had problems leaking at night. When I switched to Mama Cloths, I used a pair of old stained panties that I had leaked on and made a pattern for my nighttime pads. I made extra long, extra thick pads for nights and have not had an issue with any leaks at all since then.
 

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Hot water sets blood stains. I just hand wash the spot (sooner rather than later!) with <b>cold</b> water and a bar of regular bath soap. It doesn't seem to work with fancy soaps or glycerin soap but the cheapo bar of white stuff works.
 

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I believe the trick for getting blood out is to wash right away on COLD.<br><br>
If the stain is set, I would wet it and set it in the sun for a couple days. I like to keep rewetting throughout the day.
 

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yes, cold water right away would have gotten it out.<br><br>
But now, I'd bleach it again, not by adding bleach to the wash but soak the small stained portion of the sheet in a 50/50 bleach solution for several hours.<br><br>
Also try soaking in Oxyclean that way, you can leave it for several days and it sometimes works on tough stains. Make sure you "activate" the oxyclean by using hot water to mix with the powder (then you can add more warm water to that mixture, after it fizzes and gets activated)
 

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cold water with salt. just regular salt.<br>
it may not work on set in stains, but it works really well on fresh ones. when I had my ds I threw all the bloody towels in the wash with about 1/2 cup of salt and it all came out.
 

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I went to a free-standing birth clinic last year as an intern. Interns did the birth laundry.<br><br>
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE! Seriously! We'd dump the laundry in a garbage bag and just pour HP on it, then let it soak. Wash with Oxyclean.<br><br>
I'm not sure if it will help your sheets now, but it's worth a try. And you know, there will probably be a next time! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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