Posted by Lagoon Baby on 9/9/2012 to
Poop in unavoidable if you are a parent. Whether you use disposables or cloth.
Fact: All solids should be removed from a disposable before putting it in the trash.
If you use cloth diapers poop really isn't as scary as it seems. Trust me, I know the diaper sprayer and liner talk can be intimidating - but it's really not.
Fact: If your baby is exclusively breastfed, diapers can go straight in the wash, it is completely water-soluable.
Once your baby starts solid food, or is formula fed, the poop needs to be removed from the diaper before washing it. This can be done in a few ways:
1. Flushable liners. These are laid down on the inside of the cloth diaper. Simply flush the poop and liner. (Careful with older septic systems!). These are a great choice for daycare or with caregivers.
2. Cloth Diaper Sprayer. Spray that poop. Hook the sprayer up to the toilet and spray it off. This is a life saver for that transition poop (starting solids) or messier changes.
3. Dunk and swish. In the toilet. Not my personal choice, but a favourite among many.
4. Plop it. Once your child has made that transition to the ploppable poops. This is a breeze - just hold the cloth diaper over the toilet and shake.