My friend gave me a recipe for getting stains out of laundry...and it is a miracle. I've saved so many of Maddy's clothes this way.
1. Dampen stain; rub laundry soap bar (Fels Naptha brand is the best) on stain and let stand for 1 minute.
2. Add 1 c. borax and 1 c. dishwasher detergent (I just use Sun brand, it's cheap) to washer load
3. Throw in stained item and run a normal cycle.
Works every time.