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The dirty on the diapers
1. My baby’s growing up. There hasn’t been a breastfed poo in Matt’s diaper for days. This makes me sad. And simultaneously makes me feel like a weirdo that his poo makes me sad. Introducing solids into my babe’s diet has changed him forever. Sniff.
2. I need to break out the diaper sprayer. A handy contraption that attaches to your toilet for poo removal.
Another reason that parting ways with the BF poo-akin to Best Friend in this case-makes me sad. This is where I will admit cloth diapering becomes slightly more work. No longer can I just take off the diaper, toss it in the pail, and then throw it in the wash. Now, I need to dispose of the poo.
Enter the diaper sprayer.
Some gals don’t mind the ol’ “dunk and swish” method in the toilet but it makes me gag, and also I find it takes too long to get enough mess removed. I’ve been getting by with wiping the messy diaper with toilet paper, but this is grosser than it needs to be and takes too much time. Time is a factor, when you have two boys under 3.
Caution: I feel that it is important that you know that if the diaper sprayer is not wielded with care, you’re in for a poo-nami (poo EVERYWHERE)! Be sure to practice your aim with the diaper sprayer.
The diaper sprayer, while an investment, is my preferred way for dirty diaper cleanup. I suggest you keep a wet bag or pail in the bathroom so you aren’t attempting to run the wet diapers back into your babe’s room.
3. I need to resume my love/hate relationship with flushable liners. They certainly appeal to the lazier (and cleaner) side of me, since you place one in the diaper against baby’s skin, and simply dump the whole she-bang (poo and all) in the toilet, flush, and then proceed as usual. The thing is, I stopped using disposables because I didn’t like paper against my babe’s skin. The liners, while made of much nicer stuff than disposables, are still paperish.
So why do I use these flushable liners, you might be thinking? Basically, cause it sure beats disposables! I mainly use the liners when I am out on the town-it prevents me from walking around with poo-covered diapers to clean later, or when someone else is caring for my little man. This makes sure the poo situation is under control and easy for others. Rather than have my child care provider reach for a disposable diaper, I’d rather make concessions-flushable liners is one of them for me.
Hint: When traveling with a babe in cloth diaper’s. Bring a roll of flushable liners. I’ve been known to fold up some toilet paper too, in a pinch!
Tell me..how do you deal with the dirty side of cloth diapering?