Join Date: Feb 2007
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I have newborn and small size bambino mio's from DD which i will use for this baby too. After that i plan to move to terry flats and motherease wraps. My mother used flats on all her kids and those she childminded (when i was little) so i know a million folds and am happy to spend the minimum while knowing i can cope with them. I do find that most things people fear about flats have been solved in the past by other older mama's, but no-one asks (because most use sposies) and so no-one finds out.
I remove poo from nappies thus - remove poopy nappy from baby, clean baby, put on new nappy. Put baby somewhere safe (crib, wrap, middle of bed - wherever you "keep" your baby when you need a moment and both hands). Take poopy flat/prefold/insert/shaped/whatever to toilet. Hold nappy by one clean corner, lower into bowl of toilet. Flush toilet and as water pours into the bowl raise and lower nappy vigorously, ensuring strongest flow of water is directed onto the poopiest section of nappy. When flush is complete raise nappy from bowl and ditch it in the covered bucket you use for such things, tightly replace lid, wash hands. No touching poo, no scraping anything, nothing like that. In addition if you're dry-pailing this technique means your poopy nappies are wet and the stains don't set while they wait to be washed (i tended to have a dry pail for wet nappies and a damp one for poopy ones - not filled with water but with only loo-rinsed nappies in it. So every fresh wet one adds a little to keeping the others damp. I washed every other day, on warm, hot once a month or if i felt stains were appearing.
Admittedly my technique relies upon a clean toilet, but i have one of those
Crunchy Mama to 3 boys '06 and '08 and '10
And a brand new baby born 4/12
Our family is now complete