Posted by KarenC on January 20, 2004 at 07:58:06:
In Reply to: Non-breastfood poops posted by first time mom on January 19, 2004 at 22:32:04:
Nope, you weren't wrong at all to not bother doing anything with the breastfed poops. Not only are they lesser in quantity but they're also water-soluble so they'll wash away completly with an initial pre-rinse.
There are a few options. You can do the traditional dunking, effective but pretty yicky (though you do get used to it). You can try disposable liners, and they help but not 100%, you may still have to dunk especially while her poop is still very sticky and fairly soft (as it's likely to run over the liner).
My recomendation is to get yourself a sprayer. It's an attachment you put on your toilet (kind of like those sink sprayers, very easy to do apparently) and you spray your diapers clean right over the toilet. Your hands never have to touch the yucky part of the diaper, you never have to put your hands in the toilet but yet your diaper still gets clean. You can get one at www.weebees.com or www.bareware.com (a canadian store). It may seem expensive at first (around $50 I think) but I think it's worth it in the long run. It'll make the diapering 'experience' much more pleasant, help prevent stains and is probably cheaper than liners in the long run. I think it's fantastic and have heard nothing but good reviews from people who have them. Only reason I don't have one is because by the time I discovered it my son was over 2 years old and we had a ton of flushable liners to use up before he potty trained.... If we ever have a third child I think it will be the first thing I purchase!