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Help me get back to washables!

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Help me get back to washables!

Postby bexyboo » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:48 pm

hi, only just found this forum so please forgive me if this has been asked a million times already, ive had a look through the pages and couldnt find a similar thread....
i have a 2 yr daughter who used to wear cloth nappies from about 6months to a year, i had the ones that are a wrap with the insert, used to use 2 inserts and it worked brilliantly for wees. anything else however was a nightmare! she had and still does (sorry tmi) very explosive poos, the cloth nappies i had used to end up covered in it. liners did absolutely nothing and the actual nappy would be covered to the point that i couldnt get it off and had to bin several :( I went back to disposables, still have the same issue with her poo but being disposable i dont have the issue of it going in the washer.
i now also have a 6 month old boy, hes weaning slowly and is at the point where i think my old system of nappies would actually suit him well.

so my question is, are there any liners that people can recommend to me that will contain the majority of runny splatty poops?! or would a different nappy system work better? (she is completely fit and well by the way and no explanation for her explosions!!)

thanks in advance!

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Re: Help me get back to washables!

Postby littlesez » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:52 pm

I am confused did the poo not wash out ?

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Re: Help me get back to washables!

Postby bexyboo » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:56 pm

nope, completely covered all over the nappy. ended up in such a mess :( i really want to go back to them as found them so easy, just hoped there was something better in the way of a liner!

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Re: Help me get back to washables!

Postby sim » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:59 pm

From what you describe I am guessing you were using a prefold that is held in place by the wrap?

I haven't used them but I think poo containment can be an issue. My preference is for a fitted nappy with a wrap over the top - because the nappy has elastic at the legs it has good containment and the seperate catches anything that leaks.

When you say the nappy was covered, did it stain? A good wash followed by sitting in direct sunlight (when you can get it!) gets stains out.

If it's about getting the poo off the nappy you could try using a shower head hose to squirt it off into a bucket and then tip the bucket into the loo (you can get posh sprayers to attach to the toilet if you fancy it, but a bucket works just as well).
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Liners don't really do anything for containment, they will just keep wetness away from the bottom if they are fleece. Paper liners can be lifted off and flushed (if you get flushable ones) so might make clean up easier.

In terms of keeping the poo in the nappy it really is all about fit, especially at the legs. If there's a gap then the poo will escape!

HTH!

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Re: Help me get back to washables!

Postby bexyboo » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:03 pm

ive seen the shower hose whilst googling for ideas. hadnt seen that one before and think that would help yes. i used to have everything pegged outside, sun really is the best for stains. these few that had to be binned really were awful :(

i'll have a look into the sort you use, might work a bit better for her! thanks

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Re: Help me get back to washables!

Postby sim » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:28 pm

I swear by Motherease airflow wraps - they are bombproof! There are lots of options for basic fitteds - little Lamb and lollipop nappies are good and pretty cheap.

Good luck and let us know how you get on :D

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Re: Help me get back to washables!

Postby clothmama » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:38 pm

hi and welcome! I agree with Sim, sounds like you were using prefolds and they may not be the best option for containment with an explosive pooer!

I was a big fan of Little Green Earthlets flushable liners, they can even be washed if they don't get pooped on
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http://www.babykind.co.uk/ultra-biodegr ... liners.htm
They are a really decent size and quite thick so may be worth a try as they will cover most of the nappy and it sounds like that is your biggest concern. I used to just put gloves on and give really yuccky nappies a good rinse in the laundry tub.


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