Having a small child means....STAINS and lots of them. I really dont know how my daughter manages to get so dirty. Here is my solution. I fill my kitchen sink with the hotest water possible. I put in 1 cup of OxiClean and allow the clothing to soak for an hour or so. Then I take a plain bar of Dove soap and rub the bar directly into the stain. Somehow the two together are magic. I've been known to leave the clothing in the sink for a few hours. Then wash in your regular cycle. You might not want to leave dark clothing soaking for too long, you might alter the color.