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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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Mercedes has earned the nickname Messy Macie, and not for nothing. That child could win pooping contests, I do believe. Of all three of my kids I've never seen anything like her, and Talmage could make some good messes. She has managed to stain pretty much every article of clothing that I have for her. However, a good friend of mine gave me an invaluable tip. If you get that nasty nursing-baby-yellow-poop stains on clothes, put them in the sunlight! How old fashioned is that? It takes the stains right out!! Don't believe me? I took some recent clothes that Mercedes has ruined and put them outside. Some of them I had already stain-treated, washed and dried. Whatever stains were left went out on the deck and, voila! No more stains. Some of the clothes I just washed and put outside still wet and the stains disappeared even faster!! Try it. It is the most amazing thing that I've ever seen. Here are some before and after pics.
Sorry the pics are so dark, our back yard doesn't have the greatest light. The really bad one still has a little shadow of stain, but I'm going to try putting it back outside again now that it isn't raining.


The Gentry Family said...

That is amazing! Wow! Too bad I am past that phase of my life...Well, I don't know if it's too bad... :)

Harrisons said...

That has to be one of the coolest "mom" tricks I've ever seen. It almost makes me want to have a baby to try it out ... almost.

Heather said...

that is so cool! who would have known?! i'll have to try it!