Recently, one of my cloth diapering momma friends was considering giving up cd’ing because of the poop. Don’t blame her. Who likes to deal with poo? I asked her what kind of diaper liner she was using and she tilted her head and looked at me with a blank stare (it reminded me of the RCA dog – for those of you who remember records).
There are these wonderful inventions called diaper liners. They are thin, flushable paper-ish products that you lay inside the diaper. Then when it comes time to change the diaper, you just pick up the liner (filled with poo) and toss it into the toilet. My favorite ones (so far) are the Imse Vimse Flushable Liners made from rice paper.
One of the best things about them is that they’re reusable if your baby has only peed. You just throw it in with the diaper. I usually get about 4 or so uses out of each one. They get softer and a bit smaller with each washing. They do eventually get holes which isn’t good for catching poo – at which point they get thrown away.
While we were moving we used disposable diapers and wipes. We didn’t have a washing machine for about a month and there was no way I was going to the public machine with the diapers every other day (I hate going with my regular laundry). Anyways, I didn’t think we’d be getting a washing machine right away (we don’t have hook ups so we had to figure something out) so I bought a super huge pack of the Target brand Up and Up wipes for sensitive skin. Since we have so many, I use the disposable wipes in combination with my flannel wipes.
I had discovered (by accident) that you can wash the disposable wipes with your cloth diapers. So I also use those as diaper liners. I don’t flush them – I just fling the poo off in the toilet before I throw the wipe away (or if I’m out, I just toss it in the trash). After awhile they get little holes (also not good for catching poo) so I use them for cleaning. They really make great dusting cloths.