Friday, September 16, 2005

How to clean poop off of carpet in 3 easy steps.

As The Mayor of Poopville, I feel it imperative to share the following cleaning tip.

Pink Ninja, is in the process of toilet raining, and becoming a nudist...go figure.

I am sorry to report, she has had a couple of accidents. One in front of friends. (Thanks, Pink Ninja for keeping Mom's coolness factor in check, I am sure I did not need the help). The other accident apparently "happenned" sans witnesses.

First of all I tried using "resolve" brand. It does not work.

Googleing "how to clean baby poop off of carpet", only leads to finding other Moms with the same problem.

I did find this GEM



Anyway, when I was a nurse I recalled using hydrogen peroxide to remove fresh blood out of my white uniform hundreds of times. So I tested the carpet in the closet to see if it would bleach or fade the color. Carpet was fine.

1)So remove all of the "solid waste".

2)Apply peroxide.

3)gently dab area with a white cloth.

There are sooo many lessons I would prefer not learning.

*disclaimer* ArmyWifeToddlerMom and those associated are not responsible for any ruined carpet, PLEASE test area first!!

176 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Armywife from a very grateful Grandma from Ohio....

Anonymous said...

You're right about what you get when googling the question...thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

If this works Im going to find you and give u the biggest hug ever...lol Does it get out the smell to???

Anonymous said...

OxiClean works great, half a scoop in a coffee cup with warm water and a white papertowel.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!

Anonymous said...

Thank god I am not the only one with this problem.... Before I found this web site we used Mr.Clean and a million clothes we disposed of. Smell is gone and the carpet is beige so I can't tell if it is stained...yet

Army Wife said...

Suprisingly, this is my most popular search....

After blogging for over 2 years, I am number 1 for how to get poop out of the carpet....

2 years, I ave spent writing and I am number 1 for how to get poop out of the carpet!!

I am glad the hydrogen peroxide worked.

I swear by it!!

And for those of you that try it, leave a comment!!

MrMomForADay said...

Took a day off work for my wife to travel for a job. Home with the kids for less than 1 hour and my 18-month-old had pooped all over herself and the floor. Went to town with baby wipes, but those only went so far. Google search yielded your site. I guess ArmyWifeToddlerMom=Queenofpoopremovalfromcarpet.

Thanks a ton for the help.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! This stuff works like a charm. I thought I was in for a big rug cleaning bill and the peroxide worked wonders!

Thanks again!

W said...

I wondered if hydrogen peroxide would work, but didn't even include it in my Google search; glad for the "references"! Happy cleaning!

Madame M. said...

You're a life-saver, Poop-Stain-Remover Queen!

Anonymous said...

Thank god! I'm showing my apartment today and baby poo would NOT help sublet this place!

Anonymous said...

I can't tell you thanks enough for your advice! My daughter had a great adventure with her poop at naptime. Smeared all into the white carpet. Thanks to you it looks great again! I've forwarded your blog to all my mom friends!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU! My 3 yr old and 1 yr old have constipation problems and are put on large doses of miralax to "evacuate their colon" and poop gets everywhere , Ive set for literally hours scrubbing with tons of cleaners and rags which i throw away...this is great THANK YOU AGAIN

Anonymous said...

This has worked amazingly! My dog had the worst smelling diarrhea and went right on my mother’s new library carpet. After scrubbing the carpet several times with detergent, it still smelled awful. I used your method and the horrible smell lifted right up!! THANK YOU,

Rachael

Anonymous said...

OUTSTANDING! Thank you so much for posting this! It is a Godsend for sure. My 2 year old left a huge poop stain in her bedroom carpet. I tried everything to get it out, but it is still there. Today, my baby had a diaper accident in the LIVING ROOM! I googled and found this, followed the peroxide solution, and woolah! it worked wonderful! thanks so much for posting this. Maybe you should consider gathering lots of these and writing a book! i'd buy it! :-) God bless you and your family. michelle

Thoughts and Other Ramblings of Jaye said...

It worked! Thank you so much! WoW! I was freaking - my 2 year old pooped on my husband's grandparent's antique throw rug - OMg, I do not want to lose a family heirloom. It worked!

Venessa said...

Thank you so much! I just found your blog and it worked perfectly. Your a lifesaver.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your post. I'm dad, spending all day with the kids at my mom's house, and sure enough 2 year old Dylan poops on her carpet! She's a nurse too, and sure enough has some hydrogen peroxide in the cupboard. Worked like a charm.

Anonymous said...

I had my first poop on carpet experience today and found this solution before trying any others, thankfully. It worked like a charm. :)

Anne said...

I found that mixing the peroxide with a little dishwashing liquid and spraying that on worked even better.

Rosemary said...

Thanks so much! HP is amazingly simple stuff. Thank goodness you were the first link I clicked on. I didn't even bother checking other links.

I do find it hard to believe this is a top blog because of the poop question! That is amazing! LOL

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I was just in my 2 year old sons room trying to clean the poop off the carpet and am in tears and overwhelmed. I have 4 children and never had this problem before but pt him is a nightmare. He poops on the floor and if I don't catch it first he pulls his shirts out of the drawer and smears it into the carpet and tries to clean it! What a mess! Again thank you and I am on my way out the door to buy some peroxide!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! That really works. Our darling boy thought it would be fun to rub the contents of his diaper all over the carpet in his room. He was supposed to be napping.

Thank you SO much!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I tried baking soda to counter the smell (it works great with coffee stains) but it didn't but take off the edge of the poop mess and smell. Husband found this tip online and called the neighbor for back up bottle of HP. Worked wonders! Thank you again!

Kari said...

worked like a charm! Thank you!! This is my first time dealing (and I'm sure not last) with baby poop on the carpet.

Anonymous said...

I never believed this could work so well! I tried everything to remove a bad poop stain on a light coloured wool carpet; probably making it worse and setting the stain in! I read your tip and got some HP from the local chemist. I tested a a bit first for colour fastness and it seemed OK. It took 4 bottles dumped on the stain to remove it but each time, the stain faded and now it is hardly visible at all - (you would have to know to see where it was!) I cannot thank you enough! The HP has not bleached the carpet at all and has worked like a charm! (So many people warned me against using HP - including a professional carpet cleaner who said it would bleach my carpet - but in desperation, I ignored them and am so pleased that I followed your advice - I will now always keep a bottle of HP in the cupboard! many, many, thanks!

Anonymous said...

This tip truly is a lifesaver-I did not have a carpet stain, but a brand new puppy who left poop stains on MY MATTRESS, of course right before bedtime!!! I was freaking out, couldn't find any other tips-there really is nothing else out there. I tried it-and it worked like magic...thank you so much for being there when I needed it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Its no fun when a child has the runs, it sure runs everywhere. I am grateful for Hydrogen Peroxide! Thanks again!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I was skeptic about this, initiallY, but let me tell you-A THOUSAND THANK YOU'S!!!

Allison said...

I am humbled. I never thought I'd use this sage advice from you so soon. But... yeah.. you ARE #1 for poop + carpet.

I like your blog for other reasons, too.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. My 7 yr. old autistic daughter just made a hugh mess on the carpet in my bedroom. She even rubbed it in with her hands. I had no idea how to get it out. I read you advice and went to get 2 bottles of hydrogen peroxide at the store. It only took about half a bottle. I could seeit foaming up on the carpet, but didn't harm the carpet color at all. Thanks.

Amber said...

Thank You, thank you thank you! The poop on my carpet was stressing me out and making me grouchy towards my kid. The peroxide worked and now I can try to fix all the sad faces I have caused today!

Anonymous said...

My 2 year old slid down the steps with a full diaper of loose stool, leaving a "poop stamp" on each step. The Peroxide worked like a charm!

Thank you so much for posting this helpful tip.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Armywife for your poo cleaning tip from one very grateful Nana in N.Z. It workked like magic

Anonymous said...

10.15pm and I couldn't get hydrogen peroxide anywhere. Luckily I don't have light carpet so I tried some cheap mouthwash I had in the guest bathroom, worked a treat and smells minty fresh :)

NavyWife&MattsMommy said...

I had been looking for a site to share my valuable nuggets of information being a Navy Wife and Toddler Mommy (LOL) anyway, thanks for the tip which ultimately lead to me finding this site... here's some helpful tips in trade ;-)

1C. Hydrogen Peroxide + 3T Baking Soda + 1 drop dawn = a way to get pee stains out of a mattress. Simply mix well and pour immediately on the stain. (works with old stains too!) Let air dry and by the time its dried the stain will be gone- simply vacuum up any remaining baking soda residue. (*please NOTE- do not store mixture! It will explode!)

Use a little Dawn and let it sit for a little bit then shampoo up with carpet cleaner to get diaper rash cream out of carpet (zinc oxide type).

Dawn also works at getting grease stains out of my little guys clothing (*even after drying in the dryer and on stains months old!) Just let sit for a bit before tossing back in the washing machine. I usually do 24 hrs or so but I'm sure 1-2 hrs would do the job.

brian lyman said...

totally works. Incredible! I just cleaned up my carpet.

Owner of a Weird Cat said...

This works as well for our poor little animals' accidents.
Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

17 month old scooting down my cream colored carpeted stairs left poop on EACH STEP!
Decided to google carpet cleaner-poop and came here. Am glad to find fellow poop drama stories, made me chuckle. Thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

I wish I knew where you lived so I could come give you a big ole kiss! Worked like a charm!!! Thank you SO much!

unclemoe said...

Poop = gross

Anonymous said...

This worked amazing! Thank you so much.
I will say this I decided to use paper towels instead of a plain white washcloth. The paper towels had some green print on them which eventually left a slight green tent, I was able to get it out after just using the HP over and over again.
So I would definitely recommend using something ALL white so that the colors don't bled on the carpet. But it did eventually all come up....thanks again!

NavyMomof2Poopers said...

A big thank you from this Navy Mom of 2 toddlers in a rental house...they should charge a deposit for kids, not pets! My parents are coming to visit tomorrow, so as I frantically clean, the little darling naturally drops a puddle of poo in the middle of the living room! I'd like to second that Resolve does not work. Your tip worked wonders, but makes me see how dirty the rest of the carpet is :) c'est la vie ~ It's a rental.

Rhonda said...

Thank you Army Wife.

This worked very well!

...take care...

btw: Congrats on the #1 spot!

(No pun intended :D )

Beckee said...

Nothing else worked! I would give you a great big hug if I could. Bless you for posting this and saving my carpet AND my sanity!

Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you!

Rose-Marie said...

Thanks but Im scared of using it on grey carpet.I've tried everything except hydrogen peroxide and am eager to try it!!Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious, yes you did come up as the top search result. Thanks for the tip. HP works on a lot of stains of the natural kind. I tried a paste of vinegar and baking soda. Works, but a little messier. Also deoderizes.
Got any tips for pen ink on a leather couch?

Anonymous said...

Spray the ink with hairspray and rub off with a soft cloth. Saw this tip on "How Clean is Your House". Works like a charm.

Tracey said...

Thank you!!!

TJK said...

Hi! My boyfriend googled how to clean poop out of carpet and came upon your blog. Funny thing is, I've been reading your blog forever and it made me laugh when he showed me the page. I'd just like to add that this works for puppy poop too!

Rose-Marie said...

Got several puppy poop stains out of my carpet. bought 3 big bottles of peroxide to keep on hand for future accidents.Thank you!

Anonymous said...

At the risk of sounding redundant, I was skeptical that hydrogen peroxide could work such miracles. I had already tried Woolite OxyDeep which only lightened the stain. I imagined that anyone who saw it would know what it was. I was desperate since we are having a party at our house in a week. In the time it took to pour on the hydrogen peroxide and blot it up the stain was gone. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. You have made a difference in my life.

Deb from MD said...

you rock the poop cleaning world..from a marine wife and mommy of a toddler who thinks poop is paint..i thank you kindly this is not the first poop disaster we have had and it wont be the last lol now i can go over all the spots in his room with paroxide (prolly spelled wrong) and have new carpets with no smell again..id love to send you a big thank you from the bottom of my heart from one service wife to another

Krista said...

THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!

Just when I considering KILLING my cat!! LOL (just joking)

Thank you for sharing this incredibly helpful tip!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks. This worked well.

Extra advice: wear gloves. The peroxide with paper towels combined to make my finger tips white.

Michelle said...

Thanks bunches!! This worked!

Anonymous said...

your a lifesaver/poop remover! lol

worked 1st time! =)

Anonymous said...

It worked! My cat usually has no problem, but when she does she is nice enough to go on a piece of paper, towel, or something else I can throw away or wash. Unfortunately I walked in my room without the lights on and stepped in it and then onto the carpet. This got it out on the first try! And it did work on blood too! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

My poor puppy decided that rather than getting his WASHABLE BED dirty that he would point his back-end out of his crate and all over my red-woven rug.

Lord knows, cleaning the bed wouldn't be easier than the rug...(my sarcasm runneth over)

Is the peroxide safe (generally) on darker color rugs?

Anonymous said...

It really works!!! I was literally crying trying to get my 3-year old's poop out of my brand new carpet until I read your solution. I love you!!!

Anonymous said...

Thx sooooo much!! my daughter pooped on the carpet and we were soooo desperate so I searched it on google and I clicked on yours-the first link!! Thanks again!!

Anonymous said...

So... I am not a mom, but it was a rainy day today and I assumed that it would be okay to have the dogs in my room for a couple hours. I brought them up to my room, set them down and closed the door. I rinsed my hands with soapy water and then opened my bedroom door. My two pugs were looking at me, wagging their tails... standing over huge logs. I later discovered a yellow puddle on the seat of my chair. Thanks for the life-saving advice!

Anonymous said...

Someone always finds a way. Thank you so much!

Allisonjanee said...

Amy,

Thank you so much, I let my puppy out of her cage to put her outside to use the bathroom but instead as i turned the corner to my living room it was all over the brand new area carpet. BUT thankfully I found your trick and it works perfectly!!
Thank you SO MUCH!
<3

Anonymous said...

haha number one for poop stain removal .. now that's good. You are a lifesaver !!! I am so glad to know there is a simple soultion for this issue and it is practically free. Love it!! I am also glad to see that I am not the only mother facing this ridiculous issue =]

Anonymous said...

My 2-year-old pooped in two different places on my living room rug. His rash was so bad, I thought, better on the floor than in his diaper. Anyways, I said a prayer to help me through this day and not only did God remind me how awesome breast milk is for a rash remedy, your search was the first one that popped up for cleaning poop. I had recently purchased Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide for other uses. What are the odds? It worked beautifully! Thank you for the tip!
~Rachael

Jodi said...

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!
Not a trace of poop left!

John Hill said...

First, thanks! Next, I would like to say that I tried this on a dark green and also a maroon colored carpet and it did not affect the color at all. After trying it several different ways I found that you don't have to worry about putting too much on although it is not necessary to oversoak - just put enough on to wet the area, let it bubble for a couple seconds and then wipe it up. Awesome!

Anonymous said...

My son stepped in doggy poop outside and he forgot to take his shoes off, there was poop all over the house floors. If it wasn't poo, it was bacteria.
Great tip, THANKS A BUNCH!

Lianna Black said...

I spent the afternoon crying after my sweet little boy dug his poop out and drove his cars through it...so disgusting!!! I found your tip on cleaning the carpet with HP and it worked like a charm!! Many thanks for a fantastic tip!! Great site too! Thanks again!

Tariq Sabur said...

Thanks SO much. saved my carpet today.
tariq sabur
(not signed in)

Colorado Springs Carpet said...

I am impressed by reading your article because carpet cleaning tips are very helpful for me. thanks for the best suggestion :) i really like it!!!!!

James, Andrea, and Clara Smith said...

Thank you! I accidentally flipped a rather yucky yellow diaper onto our rental beige carpet. I was in dispair! This was the perfect solution. I put it on, walked away and when I went back, I couldn't see where the stain had been! Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I put HP in a spray bottle and was able to effectively clean the carpet... even the ground in poop.

Anonymous said...

You are a godsent! I just had a huge fight with my sister, for not watching her child and letting the little darling bounce her poopy diaper across our new couch. It manger to smear on all but one cushion. I was I tears for hours and googled "baby shit on couch" and this gem popped up. From the bottom of my heart thank you. I think I after I clean this baby poop I'll be able to talk to her. Funny our dogs learned not to poop on the couch :P

Anonymous said...

Thank-you so much!!! I am a first time mom and had NO clue what to use when my 7 month old had a sideways poop in his jolly jumper, which found its way down his leg and onto the carpet!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the tip..we just had a indian girl poop on the carpet in our office before her interview. she was very scared!

Anonymous said...

It works for 96 year old Mom's poop too!! Did not harm the carpet color at all. Thanks.

vancouver carpet cleaning said...

Thank god I am not the only one with this problem....
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Before I found this web site we used Mr.Clean and a million clothes we disposed of. Smell is gone and the carpet is beige so I can't tell if it is stained...yet

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the HP tip! ****Remember all you frustrated poo cleaners out there that the most important thing in this situation is that the child does not feel bad about them selves! It is possible to explain to them how serious it is and what not to do w/out them feeling bad - It is just another example of how we can teach them how to cope and handle a situation. I found my son downstairs reading books on the carpet w/ poop all over. after showering and scrubbing him off and marking off the "poop scene", I could see the anxiety on his face. With out yelling at him I explained how yucky poop is and that if he ever gets it on his hands to stick his arms straight out and yell for a grown up to come help. I told him that it could make him very sick if it got in his mouth. We talked about how it was an accident and how to handle it next time - he even acted it out w/ me by sticking his hands out. I remember my Mom telling me when that when my sister was potty training she went in the corner of the room on the carpet and she yelled & how that can really have a serious emotional effect on a child. Sorry to go on & on but I hope that maybe this helps somebody before they let there temper get the best of them. As parents we sure have to check our selves constantly - the hardest job in the world!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! Thanks to you Google is doing it's job! I've never had carpets but recently got a wool area rug and LOVE it. I've been so protective but inevitably my 9 month old managed to put me in my place. Peroxide worked like a charm. I will spread the news! Thanks again.

Rose-Marie said...

i yelled at my two poodles for going on the floor now they always head for the carpet!i fenced off the carpet and clean it with HP until they learn where the RIGHT place is.

Anonymous said...

You're amazing. My inlaws are carpet cleaners but I didn't want to have to have them come over with their van. Did this instead and worked wonders!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I was starting to feel like I was the only one whose child would do "artwork" with her poop. I thought I was doing something wrong! So glad to find your website and find that my little, gorgeous monster is not the only one who did or does this. Hopefully, this will be the only time. I will be trying the HP tomorrow for sure. Thanks for the tip from a AirForceMomwithTwinsOnTheWay!

Anonymous said...

The hydrogen peroxide DOES work for blood. I had a pregnant dog who decided to have her first puppy in the middle of my bedroom floor instead of in her nice bed I made for her. I cleaned up as much as I could and got the peroxide after the rest. It got it all out of my almost white carpet with no visible stains.

The poop however, is deeming to be a little more difficult. I used scalding water, my pro heat carpet shampooer along with the peroxide but you can still see a faint stain. Any other suggestions to get those really tough stains out?

Anonymous said...

I am sooo grateful that I found this blog. It worked like magic. This was the second time in the last 2 weeks that my 2 1/2 yr old decided to remove her diaper and wipe her fanny on the carpet to remove the poop. Hopefully she doesn't do it again, but if she does I now know a MUCH easier way to remove it! AMAZING!!!

David said...

Wow! thanks. this is timely. I'm also having some carpet stains problems (not with baby poop though). My cousins and I are to make some cool pumpkins for our trick or treat. Last year, my mom called some
carpet cleaners (Seattle based) to clean up our mess. This year, I'll try your recommendation if some pumpkins start to land on our carpet! Thanks. Advance happy trick or treat!

Anonymous said...

You are a LIFE SAVER!! my boyfriend and i just moved into a very nice new apartment with beautiful carpet, i came home today to dirareah all over my carpet, from my sick dog..i was furious and freaking out, i didnt know what to do, i called everybody noone knew what to do either so i googled how to clean poop from carpet and your blog popped up! I poored some HP on the spots and dabbed it with a white cloth, could not be happier with the results and i just wanted to thank you!! You saved my life! : ))))

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the advice... GF's dog just left a huge mess for me when i got home from work. Your trick with Hydrogen Peroxide seemed to work good. Thanks so much for the info!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the great advice! It worked like a charm!! Thank you so much!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!!! Husband home with the flu + toddler with cabin fever = mom who doesn't have the time to run out to the store to get carpet cleaner. This worked really well!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I'm looking after an adult who's ill at the moment. A side effect of some of her medication is the odd nightime accident and soiled bedding. She gets very embarrased about this. Anyway the sheets and mattress protector go into a hot wash and I was using vinegar and baking soda on the mattress. That worked to a degree but some of the stain still showed. So after finding your blog with an on-line search I hit the mattress today with a bottle of hydrogen peroxide. Amazing results! Thank you so much!

Tina said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I was seriously in a panic when I found that our dog had chose our daughter's nursery for his dumping ground. It was like the blackest runniest mess and he went ALL over the floor. I just used HP and every bit of it came out!!!! I am like freaking out wanting everyone to know how this worked!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

Mom in Cherry Hill NJ said...

I was mortified when I saw the poop on our white carpet. My 4 yr old felt so bad. I told him I was not mad, and that it was an accident. Your peroxide tip worked beautifully! Thank you so much for saving our carpet! My son is a happy boy again, too!

Anonymous said...

yep, it works. again, and again. :-) Thx.

Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you! Took less time to clean the stain than read the post you are so wise. Today was double poop stain day, first the sheets, and dd managed to get a new stain on the mattress before I could get the bed made again - no thanks to Huggies I might add...

Knoxville cleaning services said...

Some of us may have the luxury to do routine cleaning daily but for those who lack the time and energy, once or twice a month will especially if you are not a very messy person. In this way, we get to keep a nice-looking and well-functioning residence.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip! Going on two weeks of stomach flu in the house; carpet is in desperate need of decontamination : )

cowboy wife said...

I haven't tried this yet, but I am the wife of a cowboy who is working on a feedlot and comes home with some major cow poop on his clothes that stain even after 3-4 runs through the washing machine! I am going to try running some HP with the clothes in the washer and let you know what happens. I might try it as a pre-treater too, just to see if it works! Thanks for the inspiration! I've been using tons of laundry detergent!! You may have just made us a little greener! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! I can't believe so many people have the same problem I do! I knew about HP getting blood out (my grandma was a nurse)--I didn't know it would do poop, too. I was about to reach for the rubbing alcohol that I used to clean the Sharpie out of the same carpet a few months ago. Does HP also get out urine smell?

Anonymous said...

I am going to try this as soon as my "poopcaso" wakes up from his nap. He has been leaving his artwork all over his room, and were renting the house from my husbands boss!!I have been freaking out trying to get it off of everything from the sheets, to the wall, to the back of the door, and the carpet in front of the door. Somehow painting in your on poo seems more fun to my 22 month old than playing with the many toys that he has in his room.
THANKS FOR THE HELP!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this information. I was ready to cry today, when my 5 year old had a little "issue" fall off of him on to the carpet in the hall (while he was yelling for mommy to come help). I had no idea what to do. So I searched the net and found your blog.

Thank you from a grateful Air Force wife and mom to little 2 boys in MD.

P.S I used some Clorox wipes 1st to get the worst of it off. That seemed to get a little, but the peroxide did the trick of getting the smell and stain out.

Adultscanhaveaccidentstoo said...

Fiancé accidentally sharted ever so slightly into his fabric chair and left a small spot. Getting some hydrogen peroxide for that mofo. Thanks a lot!

Triplet Mom said...

I have toddler triplets that tend to leave editorials about naptime and bedtime on the floor. I have tried the OxyClean method and it doesn't really work well. After the carpet was an almost loss due to poop and pee I decided to try the peroxide method using my rug cleaning machine (I have 3 toddlers and 2 dogs) and I must say the old fashioned way seems to be the best way!

Anonymous said...

thanks my dog pooped and it left a big smear and it so worked

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This saved me when my dog wasn't feeling well in a new apartment!

Anonymous said...

Worked great to solve a problem from our fluffy cat who gets the occasional klingon then tries to rub it off...how I missed this happening overnight I have no idea. But it was like magic, even on the spot where she really scooted & rubbed it in.
thank you!!!!

Karen S. said...

I'm currently pet sitting a 175 pound boxer who has separation anxiety from his "dad". He has had several )at least 20) bad accidents on the carpet - mostly diarrhea and the stains left behind general cleaning are dark pink (I assume from some dye in his food). I sure hope this works - the carpet is almost white.

Anonymous said...

my friend got a little too drunk and pooped in my car, but thanks to you the stain's all gone!

Anonymous said...

Hello Army Wife Toddler Mom,

You are wonderful! Are you a Army Wife Preschooler Mom yet? :)

I have a personal note I would like to share with you if possible.

My email is tdantin@bellsouth.net

Sincerely,

Tam

P.S. I have son with autism and poop used w/ H.P has changed our lives and carpet, forever grateful!!

Samantha said...

Thank you! I haven't tried this yet but hoping it works... thankful some one was brave enough to admit this and give tips! Yesterday was one of the very overwhelming and stressful days. As I'm cooking dinner, my three year old (who has been going on the potty since Father's Day) decided it'd be fun to poop on the carpet in the play room and cut it up with a play knife and serve it to his 14 month old sister. Awesome, right? I got what I could in a hurry and sealed off the room... now off to tackle it with hydrogen peroxide. Wish me luck!

Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you thank you!!! I was skeptical, but your tip worked wonderfully! Now I'm not mad at our new puppy anymore!

Anonymous said...

OMG, Thank you!

I only recently got two puppies, and one is very persistent on not going outside. While they aren't human babies, this method also worked on cleaning their poop up as well.

Man my mom would have been ticked if she came home and that stain was still there.

Lauren said...

Dog pooped all over my floor, I panicked since I want to put my house up for sale pretty soon, did this - voila. Who knew? Thank you :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm still surprised it worked

Pretty well actually

Anonymous said...

You saved my cream shag carpet in the nursery!

Terranaut said...

Thanks so much for the tip! Puppy had her first ever accident on the carpet and I was glad to have found your blog before we got her! Came right out and the smell is gone! *hugs* Cheers to the Pink Ninja for making this possible.

Kaitlyn N said...

I didn't have to Google for hours to find a solution to my roblem, as you were the first website that popped up! Or should I say, " pooped " up. Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Snow day naked hyjinks lead to poop on floor (so glad we encourage her to kick balls-my future soccer player did a number on her turds)! Luckily the dog got around me blocking him from the mess and he cleaned up most of the solids, now it is nap time and I'll go use hydrogen peroxide on the rest!

Val said...

I'm so happy I found this info! Two days ago, I had to do a bowel prep for my first colonoscopy, which meant having to get to the bathroom on very short notice. I took the precaution of putting 4 old, thick towels in my bed, where I rested between visits to the bathroom. Unfortunately, I fell asleep from exhaustion for 15 minutes or so. My sphincter relaxed and before I woke up, what should have gone in the toilet went onto my bed. It soaked through the towels, fitted sheet and mattress pad all the way down into the mattress. What a mess!

Yesterday, I tried to clean the mattress with the expensive cleaning kit that I bought with the mattress. It cleaned the visible spots, but left the nasty poop odor. I tried vinegar and water, but that didn't work, either. After finding your blog, I used the HP and the smell is gone! Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

I'm potty-training my third son, whose bowel movements are usually soft/runny (I think he has a food allergy). I'm so glad I found your post when I was potty-training my first son. Because of several hurricanes in the past seven years, we have had to replace all of our carpet, and I am tired of spending money on carpet! This post has been a sanity-saver.

Anonymous said...

1/2 peroxide + 1/4 amonia (basic amonia not the yellow kind) + 1/4 rubbing alcohol.

~FallinAngel~ said...

My 7 month old just had a blowout on our carpet. Thanks to your advice there's no poop! It worked!!!!

Jade Tighe said...

I simply can't thank you enough for your help! We just moved into our new house not two weeks ago, so I'm still in that, "This house will stay clean so help me GOD!" phase. My daughter laid a big stinky at the foot my bed this morning... I was furious. Our carpet is a light beige color so you can imagine how difficult it is to keep clean. My first instinct was to consult Google (I practically worship Google) and I'm so glad I did. Thanks to your advice there's no stain, and it didn't even take much scrubbing. Thank you sooooo much for posting this. You truly saved my carpet!

Anonymous said...

This is a God send today! My daughter pooped in a racecar toy, then her and my son spread it all over the carpet, all within 3 minutes while I went to get juice for them. She did this in her room once a while back, and I had the hardest time getting it out. Wish I had known about this then, but so thankful to know it now before next time (as I am sure my son will at one point do this as well) Also, this worked great for old dried stains that were on my carpet! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much. I had old furniture removed so new furniture could be delivered and found some old dog poop! Too late to call the carpet cleaner. I found your site and cleaned it up lickety- split. Thank y0u thank you thank you!!!!

Anonymous said...

After her last double digit birthday, my "roommate" (I am never called the "caregiver") had diahrrea in two different rooms! Used a bottle product but large stain still apparent. NOW will apply HP. THANK YOU.

Jen said...

Totally worked...thanks fellow Mom!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this! I swear by my bissell cleaning solution, but it wasn't doing the trick tonight. Our 11 year old setter is getting arthritic and it seems worse after leaving her in the crate. I left her out today out of guilt and came home from a long, tiring day to some of the worst poop I've ever seen on white carpet. I was ready to cry and my search pulled you up first.

Anonymous said...

Thx so much you saved my job,

Anonymous said...

OMG! daughter and sweet dog visiting. Three big poop places on the white carpet in the morning! Thank goodness for the internet and Armywife. It has becoe my go-to place for solving cleaning disasters. I would have attached with water and vinegar but your suggestion of Peroxide is the beat! I used white rags and more elbow grease than I would have liked at 7 a.m But the spots are gone. I will now deal with the odor You saved us! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I just used your suggestions on a darker rug. It worked like a charm, thanks! As of now, it hasn't faded the rug at all and the stink is GONE! Thank you, thank you!

IzzynGabsMommy said...

My 3 month old pooped on our bed and all over our white carpet. This worked great, a little too great. Now there's a very white spot on our "white" carpet. It got the carpet so clean, we have to clean the rest of the carpet! I didn't realize how dirty our white carpet was...

Anonymous said...

New puppy=new poopy.... that was an amaaazing good morning!!!!! Thank u for the tip... I'm hoping it wont set in before I can get some hydroge peroxide from the store... my landlord would have killed me!!!! Lol

Anonymous said...

Thank you, worked great!!!

Sophie Slim said...

Oh no! I tested! I truly did! (and the carpet in the cuppboard was fine!!!) And later in the day I put peroxide on the poop, instantly it turned an orange colour, despite my dabbing - is that because it reacte to the poo? I'm too scared to reapply peroxide!!

:(

sophie@moo2.co.nz

Ariana Dopkowski said...

Oh my god. how Happy as a clam can a baby be when playing in here own feces!!! oh my ... i entered the room with a suspicion that, if she is playing this contentedly and i am feeling peace, and delight, and a breath of fresh air kicking my feet up on the couch for a minute... it cant be.. i bet there may be poop.. and there was! i get so tired of wrenching my back because she is strong, my little 8 month old, wrestling and wriggling like a gladiator when ive got to put the diaper on her. so i heard the words of her great grandnanny saying "oh, just let her be nakey! let her be free for awhile, she needs to breath down there" so i did.. to save my back.. and went downstairs to switch the laundry and come back and oh yes poop. all over. she trailed it to her diaper box where she was kneeling and playing with clean diapers, poop in hand.. on foot.. on leg... on tummy.. needless to say i cleaned her up and left her in the tub (waterless) while i googled this mess. thank goodness! i trusted this advice so i walked to the store and the first grocery store i went to didnt have any peroxide that i could find, i had reached for a few arm and hammer products by intuition i guess but.. decided against it.......then saw SPOT SHOT the pet stain remover my dad swears by... "go with what you know" ? ... i wasnt sure! i finally left after changing my mind a few times, after putting the scrub brush back, and just went to cvs to buy hydrogen peroxide and spend money on new towels to be used to clean up poop... that seemed funny to me................ it smells at the moment! im so glad though it seems to be working, and it lifted the remaining feces to the top of the carpet that was pretty cool. but it smells, but maybe itll go away........... im so glad i ended up just buying what u said plain old H.P. because i dont feel like i wasted money! anyway we'll see...... :) i have to admit i wasnt mad, i laughed... when i saw her with a wake of poop smeared in patches all over the carpet behind her....... she was having such a good time too.

Ariana Dopkowski said...

I'm not sure yet if the smell will go away..... so far it lifted the feces to the top of the carpet and it looks great! i cleaned it i mean :P haha. yay cheap cleaning fixes!

Anonymous said...

Yes, the peroxide does work wonders! My own little added tip that I find helps, remove all the actual poop from the carpet of course, dab it up with a wet paper towel/baby wipe, then i go ahead with dawn dishsoap and cold water, use some paper towel to soak that up...then i hit it with the peroxide and it's as if it never even happened! Peroxide was definitely a fantastic idea. I'm a little anal, so, I do have certain processes when cleaning particular things. Peroxide is a great finishing touch! I feel as though these "accidents" happen way too often for me, but we are in the very early stages of potty training and I like to give her some time to "breathe". So, THANK YOU!
P.S. (peroxide/amonia/alcohol also works wonders for many things! I learned that from a good neighbor of mine.)
<3 from Mrs. Johnson :)

Christine said...

Wow! I have three teenage kids, but never had poop on my carpet. Ever! Thankfully, my kids kept it in their diapers or put it in the toilet where it belongs! But, I do have a dog...he must of had an upset stomach, because I have 3 little spots with wet, soggy dog poop. It had the opportunity to get kind of dry and crusty while I was gone. I'm going to give the peroxide a try before I go out and buy something else. Hope I have the success the other's have had! :)

Anonymous said...

Peroxide will also clean vomit out of carpet. My six year old got sick on the carpet on night #2 in our brand new home. Peroxide and a rented rug doctor cleaned it right up. Don't leave the peroxide on more than just a few minutes or it can bleach.

Anonymous said...

dear army wife, this really helped me alot because i do have greyhounds and they made a big mess on the carpet and it worked wonders to get it out. thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

You are a carpet poo stain genius!! It worked like a charm. Thanks!!

Stacy Emett said...

Thank you SO much!!! My 7 month old proceeded to poop and get it all over the place MID DIAPER CHANGE, plus it's my in-laws carpet! Not a trace is left on the carpet AND I was able to clean some stains that were already there. Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

What a lifesaver! In just a couple of min. after the peroxide you couldn't tell there had been baby poop everywhere!

carpet cleaner said...

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Anonymous said...

Omg. I love you.

Greg R said...

Staying at my parents house with my "senior" dog, when I was awakened this early am by the unmistakable stench of dog poo. Sure enough she shat on the new carpet in our bedroom, and unfortunately it was loose like chocolate pudding. I was horrified because my dad is a old curmudgeon and if he found out it would be curtains for both of us. Thankfully the HP worked, although I also applied some Nivea Gel shaving cream to cut the odor. (the febreze Hawaiian Aloha helped also). Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely amazing!! Was gonna call a pro in the am but saw this first!! Decided to try it and it worked wonders! Color is back to normal on my light carpet!

Anonymous said...

thank you ,thank you i had a horrible night fo stomach flu and there was no way i could make it to the bath room. what a mess! the peroxide took it up. my steam cleaner wasn't even getting it.thank you for saving me a lot of embarrassment.

Christian H said...

After our son had his way with his newborn poop all over grandmas white carpen my husband proceeded to yell "what the f**k do we do?!?" shaking his hands at the gods... I yelled google it as we put cold water and dish soap on it. Thank god for your site and for the fact that we randmoly had hydrogen proxide. Now grandma will never know :)

Anonymous said...

A big thank you from the caregiver for an older adult!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!! My dog stepped in his poop outside and when he got in the house he went running for our brand new ivory rug! Of course my husband asked again why I decided to buy a light colored rug. I have used hydrogen peroxide before for blood stains, but didn't even think about it for POOP! It worked perfectly! I now keep a bottle with my cleaning supplies! Thank you from Brooke and Scrappy the dog in Ft Lauderdale, FL :)

Rachel and David said...

Oh man, thanks Army Wife!! Wow, taking care of my sister's greyhound and his first night over he diarrhea-ed all over my living room and hall (both carpeted). We read you blog and bought two giant bottles of HP for like 2 dollars!!! so cheap. There were so many poop stains we were able to experiment with OxiClean, this Blu-Coral heavy duty carpet cleaner, and HP. No contest HP dominated the poop. We ended up waiting for the other stuff to dry and then cleaned up the stains of the other stain removers with HP. You should win a Nobel prize for helping so many people.

Anonymous said...

My husband tried this on our bathroom rug, where I had an accident and left a couple of poop stains, but it has not worked...yet. Neither has it "bubbled" as a few comments stated. All we can think is that maybe it is because of all of the medictions that I take - A LOT! Any comments?

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!!! Came home to my dog's surprise! wanted to get clean before my husband comes home and had no sort of carpet cleaner. Found this and am sooo thankful!! Now my hubby can come home without getting mad at the dog for once

Patrick said...

You are amazing. All the money I've spent over the years dealing with my dogs accidents and I finally run across your $1 idea that works better than any "specialty" product I've ever purchased. Thank you. Oh, Loki and Yuki thank you to :)

Mike S. said...

Dear ARMYWIFETODDLERMOM!!!!!!!!!!

Ma'am!!!!!! !! YOu saved my LIFE! I had an accident in my office (I'm disabled), and the loose stool stained the light colored rug. And it didn't smell nice either!

I cleared up what I could with a few sheets of paper towel from the roll.

I went to the utility room and got a spray bottle and a wire brush on a broomstick; to the bathroom and got some Hydrogen Peroxide and some Dr. Bronner's castile soap that was under the sink.

I put about a third of the bottle of peroxide, and a third cup of the castile soap in the bottle and shook it gently a few times.

I sprayed the stains and used several paper towels to blot it up.

Then i came back withplain HP and repeated. careful not to get it too wet at any point.

Then I resprayed and used the brush in short gentle strokes and it foamed a little. I then spread a towel over the entire area, and "walked" on it in my chair.

I then tossed the bag of dirty paper towels into the garbage.

Thanks to you, my dignity is intact, nobody even knows it happened. I always have a change of clothes in my office, went to the men's room, took a quick shower, got dressed and wasn't even missed.

Even though I'm disabled, i was able to manage to handle this by my self!!!!!!! I can't get on the ground to scrub on my hands and knees... well I could, but it ain't PRETTY!

Your remedy prevented me from being helpless, or having to call for assistance in this embarrassing situation!

I Thank you ma'am!

Anonymous said...

Thaaaaannnkk yooouuuu so so much!!!

Anonymous said...

I didn't have any peroxide, so I used baking soda and vinegar. I sprinkled a very small amount on the carpet, rubbed it in just a little, then I poured some vinegar on the spot. I let it bubble for a few moments and then scrubbed the spot until the stain was gone!! I was absolutely relieved.

Anonymous said...

I had a friend leak bloody diarrhea all over my car seat!! Eww! Brand new car. I was relieved to find your blog. Congrats on your great accomplishment of 'Superior Poo Cleaning Advisor.' ;)

Melissa Filbeck said...

Hydrogen Peroxide is an amazing all around solution - not sure why, in all the years I've advocated for it, I didn't think to try it. So glad to have found this post - and yes, it was #1 in Google's search results for 'how to deal poop in carpet'. So apparently, and per all of the comments, I am not alone in my delemma. Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Yep, worked for me as well!!! Thanks a million!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for this post and thread... I didn't have hydrogen peroxide on hand so I used the 1/2 scoop of Oxiclean in a coffee cup of warm water tip. Took mere minutes. There is a light smell that I will take care of with the hydrogen peroxide as soon as I can hit the store. <3

Home Cleaning said...

Great post! Been looking around for tips for cleaning this kind of stains. Thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

It absolutely worked <6>

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Anonymous said...

I love you! This surely not the last time I'll be cleaning poop off the carpet. Will definitely make sure I ALWAYS have hydrogen peroxide on hand.

Bemeyou77 said...

Omg. Thank you a million times over. My brand new beige carpet was ruined with poop.....or so I thought. The peroxide worked like a charm. Thank you!!

Hanjin Lew said...

I am writing from South Korea - Thanks for your tip! There are so many tips on WWW and they are all confusing but yours is so simple and most efficient!

Anonymous said...

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