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post #241 of 567
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Originally Posted by expectantmami View Post
My heartburn is so out of control that my breath stinks. I also need to share with the world that my belly button is now in my 8th month beginning to become an outie-and it has black stripes. Not stinky per say-but maybe I should have been cleaning it more often??
A tiger striped belly button...cool

I dunno why I thought that was so damn funny. I need sleep!
post #242 of 567
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Originally Posted by transformed View Post
How come its so taboo to pee in the shower? Its a drain! I dont get it, really.

Since urine is sterile, unless it contacts some bacteria on the way out, it shouldn't be taboo in one's own home. I always figure I'm doing the environment a favor by peeing in the shower, since that eliminates a flush and a wad of paper.
post #243 of 567
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Originally Posted by HappyFox05 View Post
Since urine is sterile, unless it contacts some bacteria on the way out, it shouldn't be taboo in one's own home. I always figure I'm doing the environment a favor by peeing in the shower, since that eliminates a flush and a wad of paper.

Speaking of, I don't insist that my dd flush after every trip to the potty...and I don't flush during the night (which is 4 or more trips these days). We are either really lazy, or we are doing our part for water conservation. We do flush poop though.

Christa
post #244 of 567
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Originally Posted by crsta33 View Post
Speaking of, I don't insist that my dd flush after every trip to the potty...and I don't flush during the night (which is 4 or more trips these days). We are either really lazy, or we are doing our part for water conservation. We do flush poop though.

Christa
Normally, we rarely flush our toilet, but lately, because my pee STINKS, I have been flushing more often. :
post #245 of 567
When I was growing up, my Dad was fond of saying, "If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down!" Much to my dh's consternation, I typically still follow that advice!
post #246 of 567
And my dh flushes before he's even finished. Which I find totally odd.

Christa
post #247 of 567
My Dh does too, and he has a total heart attack if there is pee in the toilet! We HAVE to flush after every trip in there.
post #248 of 567
Toilet Flushing accounts for about 26% of water usage in the average household.

ITA if it's Yellow it's Mellow....
post #249 of 567
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Originally Posted by dubfam View Post
Toilet Flushing accounts for about 26% of water usage in the average household.

ITA if it's Yellow it's Mellow....
I would, but I like to see the color of my pee to make sure I'm drinking enough.

If it's clear.... let it, uh....?
post #250 of 567
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Originally Posted by starry_mama View Post
Normally, we rarely flush our toilet, but lately, because my pee STINKS, I have been flushing more often. :
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post #251 of 567

I was going to start a new thread, but I guess this fits here...

New problem. I am peeing so much that the wiping is starting to irritate my vulva. I can't see not wiping, though! I'd have pee running down my legs!

Another gross little tidbit: The other day I threw up so hard I peed myself. I stood up and walked into the hall on the way to the bathroom (I threw up in a can in the bedroom) and stopped to talk to me DP. He looked at me funny and said, "you're leaking." I looked down and realized I hadn't just peed a little - I'd peed so much that it had pooled in my underwear and was running down my leg in a stream! Of course, to make matters worse, I then had to sniff it to make sure it wasn't amniotic fluid. Yuck.
post #252 of 567
Do you use TP or family cloth? If you use TP, I would recommend switching to family cloth. We made the switch when I was pregnant, for the same reason! Cloth feels so much nicer and doesn't irritate like paper does.
post #253 of 567
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Originally Posted by starry_mama View Post
Do you use TP or family cloth? If you use TP, I would recommend switching to family cloth. We made the switch when I was pregnant, for the same reason! Cloth feels so much nicer and doesn't irritate like paper does.
I guess I don't understand how family cloth works. I use cloth fem. hyg. products, but they get washed between each use. Surely you don't wash the towel every time someone wipes? How does it stay clean?
post #254 of 567
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Originally Posted by MoreThanApplesauce View Post
I guess I don't understand how family cloth works. I use cloth fem. hyg. products, but they get washed between each use. Surely you don't wash the towel every time someone wipes? How does it stay clean?
No, like cloth baby wipes. We use old blankets cut up, wash cloths, fancy wipes I got from Bumblebeej : , homemade flannel ones, etc. We have a little basket on the back of the toilet with the clean ones and a bucket next to the toilet for the dirties. I just wash them with the diapers.
post #255 of 567
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Originally Posted by starry_mama View Post
No, like cloth baby wipes. We use old blankets cut up, wash cloths, fancy wipes I got from Bumblebeej : , homemade flannel ones, etc. We have a little basket on the back of the toilet with the clean ones and a bucket next to the toilet for the dirties. I just wash them with the diapers.
Oh, LOL, that makes a lot more sense! I was thinking along the lines of a handtowel.

I'm not sure if I could handle poopy ones (adult poop is so much grosser than baby/breast milk poop), but I could do pee ones, for sure.

Thanks for the suggestion!
post #256 of 567
A new cause of belly button funk-

I still have my belly button ring in. I ordered one of the pregnancy barbells because my ring was really irritating. The top of the belly button (the part they pierce) is so stretched it's basically a thin flap of skin right now. My piercer made the barbell into two for me- a shorter one and a longer one. Last night I needed to switch it out to the longer one because the short one kept getting knocked around and almost ripping out. When I changed it, oh holy stink bomb!!! Anyone here familiar with piercings may know that sometimes dead skin cells, oils, and soaps can get inside piercings and cause them to get gunky and stinky. Well, belly buttons can get some nasty gunk (I'd had mine stretched to 8ga before kids and that caused more funk). But this was so bad!!! It almost took my breath away. I had to get in there and clean with an alcohol wipe. The skin is stretched so thin that my belly button doesn't get clean in the shower anymore I guess.
post #257 of 567
i also have something to add, although it's not stinky, it's CERTAINLY tmi.

i have butt cheeck acne! i think it's caused by the rather "humid" state of everything below my waist and above the knee....

i've been using an alpha hydroxy lotion on my butt after i bathe, but it hasn't helped. today, i got some neutrogena body scrub w. salicylic acid in it.

anybody have any tips for me? or do i have to find a spa that offers an a$$ facial?!?!?!:
post #258 of 567
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Originally Posted by clintonhillmama View Post
a$$ facial
laughup laughup laughup
post #259 of 567
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dubfam View Post
Toilet Flushing accounts for about 26% of water usage in the average household.

ITA if it's Yellow it's Mellow....
I actually practice this, but the thing about it is you have to clean the toilet sooooooo much more often with pee sitting in it ALL the time! Ewwww...
post #260 of 567
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Originally Posted by MoreThanApplesauce View Post
New problem. I am peeing so much that the wiping is starting to irritate my vulva. I can't see not wiping, though! I'd have pee running down my legs!
Get that peri bottle out! Squirt some water, dab gently with a piece of cloth and you're set.
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