The past few months we've had to clean our son's baseball pants almost every day. They are white, and boys love to be in the dirt.
What a mess!
I couldn't stand putting all that bleach on the clothes that would be on his skin. Not to mention the fumes!
I found a few alternatives.
1. Add 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide to the wash.
2. Add 1/2 cup baking soda.
3. Pour on some white distilled vinegar before washing.
Try products without chemicals - they may surprise you.