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Laundry soap choices

I'm a working mom who doesn’t always have time to wash clothes right away. So when my child has stained clothes I can’t always throw them in the washer, since I live in an apartment and the laundry room is always busy! My question is: what laundry soap is best to use on kid’s clothes to get old stains off?

  • Liza M.
    Oct 08

    Oxiclean spray and Dreft spray are the best!!

  • EmmaD
    Oct 10

    Better than any stain removers moms k have recently learnt: Boil a kettle of hot water and pour it (the whole kettle full) straight into the stain. Sometimes you can assist with some dishsoap or stainremover or Sonett Gallsoap it doesn work right away but mostly does . the plain hot water is amazing on fruit stains especially! :-) Mud stains i would scrape off and then look up a video on it 😂

Helene posted in Clothes Jul 06

Stained clothes

Does anyone honestly have baby clothes that have stayed unstained from food and/or diaper blowouts? I feel like none of my girls clothes stay stain free for long. What should I even do with these clothes when they're outgrown?

  • Sara
    Jul 10

    A few things that help with stains: -Treat the stain right then, not a few days later when you are doing wash. It requires a big commitment but basically if I want my girls to have stain-free clothes, I need to treat them every night even if I'm not doing wash that night. -I use Zout (that's Zout, not Shout) for stain removal. It works better than a lot of other ones I've found. -Do... More

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Jul 10

    Heck no. Not here. But I happily dress my youngest in those stained clothes. Nothing takes the stress off a poop explosion like a prestained onsie. ;). I have three going on our fourth though. I have zero time to spend trying to get stains out.

Anonymous posted in Breastfeeding Jun 12

Breastfeeding in public

Is there a specific kind of clothing to wear? Like buttons etc? Do I pull the shirt down or up?

  • Amy
    Jul 26

    Depends on how well endowed you are, and how uncomfortable you are with the idea of someone catching a glimpse. I liked having a few specific nursing shirts that I wear anytime I anticipated a public feeding, or had guests over - and at home I mostly wore tanks I could pull down or shirts I could lift up. The two shirt method was just too hot mid summer, and too frumpy - I felt much more confid... More

  • Suz
    Aug 26

    I like Milk Nursingwear tops. You open the discreet nursing flap and get the baby latched and then no one can see much. The shirt is mostly closed / covering everything and baby’s head covers the rest. I loved it at airports. I do believe mommies can and should nurse however they want, including without a cover - but personally I wanted to be a bit more discreet / private.

Anonymous posted in Clothes Jun 11

Best socks for stinky toddler feet?

My 2 yo son has some stinky, sweaty feet. Does anyone have any recommendations for breathable or sweat wicking socks for toddlers?

  • Haley
    Jun 17

    I’ve never seen any for little feet but you could try a little baking soda in the shoes to help with smell. Other than that a supportive sandal ?

Anonymous posted in Clothes Jun 10


What are your favorite brands for pajamas? I have been buying Carter's cotton pajamas but am tired of constantly having to buy them due to them shrinking so much. I've tried the polyester ones too but after several washes they become scratchy.

  • Sara
    Jun 16

    We love Hannas! They really hold up. We also love Carters and the Cloud Island brand from Target (those are our favs and I’m so bummed they stop at 9 months). Garanimals are also awesome, and the sizes are somewhat between the other brands, so they’re great for when you’re between.

  • Emily
    Jul 06

    We love H&M for everything! They also sell organic cotton brand. Great sales. Big selection.

Sargie15 posted in Clothes May 23

Walkable sleep sack or other warm sleepwear solution.

My 2 year old won’t keep the covers on while she’s sleeping and ends up waking up cold in the middle of the night. About a month ago we moved her to a big girl bed. When she was in her crib, I used a Woolino sleep sack through the winter and that worked great. Now that she’s in a bed that she can get into and out of freely, I don’t feel the Woolino is safe to walk in or will allow her the freed... More

  • Anonymous
    May 23

    Just do fleece pjs and socks. They make pants and tops options.

  • Kiva
    May 30

    We used the Sleeping Baby Flying Squirrel while my toddler learned to stay under the blanket. He loved it.

Deon posted in Clothes May 06

Anyone know where I can sell outgrown baby and kid clothes?

I know a garage sale is obvious but we live in an apartment so it is a little more complicated to get permission to do that.

  • Devon
    May 07

    you can sell majority of used baby clothes at once upon a child! cash back, and it’s usually a good amount so it makes it pretty worth it.

  • Kieli
    May 08

    Yes, Once Upon A Child will buy clothes! But they have to be in good condition. And it’s perfect if you want to buy more you are already there!

Archival Clothes? #Throwback

Parents, if you're holding onto your kids baby clothes, maybe don't feel so silly, maybe they're for your grandkids😊 My dad held onto my clothes. He's been sending them to us, and the 8, 6, & 4 y.o. gang here love them! It appears they lasted forever in part because my mom was big on preemptive clothing maintenance, check out those ironed in patches!

  • Vonda
    May 09

    I was thinking of saving some clothes for the next generation. If not for kids; at least some baby clothes.

Maranda posted in Clothes Apr 13

Mommy and son outfits

Are they any good websites/stores that have cute mommy and son outfits? I

  • Elena
    Apr 15

    I try to buy similar if not exactly the same like we both have same Nike shoes I got as matching Adidas outfits. I sometimes shop dmfrom the young man section to find a botton down shirt and it works out fine :)

  • Joy
    Apr 15

    I Find most of this on Amazon. I just search for mommy and son outfits. It’s worth a try I hope it helps.

Caroline posted in Clothes Apr 04


Best sunhat for a 2 YO? Thanks!

  • Cathy
    Apr 06

    I actually found ours on Amazon with SPF!

  • Victoria
    Apr 06

    Something you can tie on, so after the battle of getting it on is over, they can't get it off and then they forget about it 😆

Anonymous posted in Clothes Apr 01

Packing Advice

Hi All! I'm a horrible overpacker. How much and what types of clothes would you pack for your 3 year old girl? It's for a 2 week trip..I tend to pack 14 shirts for her and 14 bottoms for a 2 week trip for example..and we share a luggage..its really bad..haha..Thanks in advance.

  • Steven
    Apr 09

    We’ve taken my daughter all around the world 2-3weeks at a time. In addition to what everyone else said, get Briggs and Riley luggage with the compression technology, it’ll let you carry more. Look up supermarkets and stores nearby and bring just enough diapers for the plane. Look up laundromats too. If you’re up for it, look up a primark and buy clothes there and throw away when done

  • Steven
    Apr 09

    For a stroller, get a flat folding one like the baby zen. If you want more information, feel free to pm me! Our trips are either multi country romps or road trips on a foreign country, so portability is key for us. We try to blog about our travels(not doing a good job) to provide details for parents like you!


I just washed my sons clothing with a tub of that white sticky butt paste! It’s on every single item Of clothing. I tried re washing and that did not help. They can’t be stained forever can they! Does anyone know how to get the stains out!? I also think I might have broke my washer it won’t spin therefore my sons clothes will be just chilling in the washer so gross

  • Elle
    Apr 02

    Soak in bathtub with some Dawn?

  • Lynn
    May 16

    Hand wash in dawn. Sounds like you need to clean the catch drain in your washer. If it’s clogged with gunk, the pump can’t drain all the water and it won’t spin.

Bra size after weaning?

Experienced mommies, please excuse me if this is a weird question: did your bra size change again after weaning your baby, and if so how long after? We weaned about a month ago in anticipation of the surgery I am now recovering from, and I’m wondering if it’s “safe” to go buy new bras. I have not fed, pumped, or leaked in 30+ days, and I would very much like to start wearing normal bras rath... More

  • Kieli
    Mar 25

    Mine definitely changed. But after being pregnant I didn’t lose the baby weight. I gained 30 pounds and it stuck to me. So I went from 32D, to 34C. I was back in a normal bra a month after weaning

  • Jenn
    Apr 04

    Yes 😔 it definitely changed. I don't remember when exactly I noticed. Probably bought new bras like 1.5-2 months after we were done. I'd suggest trying on a bunch of different types and be open minded. What fit/felt best before may not anymore.

Anonymous posted in Clothes Mar 10

Do you let in laws buy your kid clothes

My mil always buys my son clothes. To the point where he has so much and I dont want to add to the pile. So since he was born i barely bought clothes for him. Last week she was talking about buying more and i asked her to stop. I want to dress my own kid but my boyfriend has no problem asking his mom to furnish my sons wardrobe. I dont want to buy clothes that he has no need for but my boyfr... More

  • Georgina
    Mar 19

    I know what you mean. My boyfriend talked to her mom about it but she still did it anyways so i just put them in a bag deep in my sons closet and use them only when he sees her and buy him the clothes i want. This a mothers time to dress up our children. My son has soo many dress up shirts from her. I don’t see the need to put them on him? We went through the clothes together and i showed her w... More

  • Anonymous
    Mar 19

    So update* the solution we came up with is she will either keep the clothes she buys at her house and he can wear them when he visits or give me money to buy the clothes myself.

Triny posted in Behavior Feb 23

So lately my 3yo keep taking her pants off.. 🤦🏻‍♀️

  • Kee
    Feb 27

    My daughter does this too. It’s totally a phase. I believe she likes it more so she can climb and jump around without the the extra restriction 🤪

  • Triny
    Feb 28

    That makes sense, thank you! I asked her is she wanted shorts instead and it seems to be working fine... only for when we are in the house thou 😅


I’m looking for brand recommendations for swimsuits for a 2.5 y/o girl. Decently priced, holds up well to a summer of frequent beach and pool days. Thanks in advance!

  • Lore
    Feb 22

    My recommendation if your concern like me about the sun is eBay

Ashly posted in Clothes Feb 20

Hates Underwear

My middle child has been potty training for a few weeks now, we went with the bare bottom approach. She does great at home with going to the potty but she will not wear underwear at all!!! She hates it. Tips on getting her to wear them. I’ve done different sizes and styles so now what?

Jade posted in Clothes Feb 13

All the laundry tips, please!

I recently purchased a lovely antique wool blanket, but even after washing it with special wool-friendly soap, I cannot seem to rid it of a very strong perfume-y smell. I would normally hang it outside for a few days but we are buried under snow and ice here, so that’s not really an option at the moment. What are your tips and tricks for getting rid of stubborn smells trapped in fabrics? ... More

  • Haley
    Feb 17

    The cold will actually help get rid of the scent. I once bought a vintage T-shirt off Etsy and is smelled of smoke. I put in the freezer for a few days and most of the scent was gone!

  • Jade
    Feb 18

    Thank you both so much! I’ll be trying these out for sure.

Meriksha posted in Clothes Feb 07

Shoes for 16 months old..

Hey everyone So my 16 month old Son doesn't like shoes 😀. He just kicks them out as I put it on his feet. I have the velcro shoes. Looking for ideas that I can use so he is not able to kick it out? May be some different kind or type? What do you all do? Thanks in advance...

  • Meriksha
    Feb 07

    @ivy.. Yes I guess I need to get those high lace shoes.

  • Meriksha
    Feb 07

    @pk.. Yes he has those squeaky sound shoes. He likes those. But recently he has figured out a way to kick it off and has been doing it since.. Then he would play with it in hands.. 🤦‍♀️

Anonymous posted in Clothes Feb 03

Toddler clothing size?

My daughter is 13 months and wears 18 month clothes. She is 32 inches and about 24lbs; so technically she meets the height requirements for carter’s 18 month clothes. I wanna know what do other parents do with clothing sizes. I feel like I can’t buy 24 month size yet cuz they are too big on her. How do other parents solve this issue?

  • Elle
    Feb 04

    What it all comes down to is: India-made = tall and narrow Vietnam-made = med and med China-made = short and wide

  • Nikki
    Feb 09

    I find that it really depends on the brand and your LO’s body. My 2 yr. old is wearing anything from 2T-4T. She’s tall (for her age) and, has chunky thighs, and short arms. I always check for stretch ability with pants legs because they have to get over those thighs! This means that I sometimes have to buy pants a little bigger and cuff the legs. It’s not a perfect science, but don’t worry abou... More

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