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I am pg with my 2nd and planning to use at least some cloth. With my 1st we had a service and I never really thought the laundering through...<br><br>
How does one use a liner? Is it really safe to flush the ones made of some "paper" product? am I going to need to call a plumber after a few months? Are these comfortable for a baby?<br><br>
If I use a cloth liner what are the advantages? What type would you recommend?<br><br>
Does a liner make it easier when you are out and about?<br><br>
I really hate dealing with the mess of diaper changing and am trying to come up with a system that I/dh will actually follow through on.
 

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Many like using a fleece liner to make an inexpensive fitted or prefold have a stay dry effect. I did use a flushable liners when away from home or when on vaccation which made clean up nice. I never really trusted them to flush properly at home but I had no issues flushing them in public restrooms build for that kinda "abuse"
 

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You definitely do not want to use flushable liners if you have a septic system.
 

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I used stay dry liners with my prefolds initially for the stay dry issue. I found that they do make rinsing easier because often the diaper doesn't have any poop on it. This isn't really an issue with ebf baby but with a toddler it may be. I have given the flushable liners a try and they are nice for toddler poo, especially on the go. As my babe has aged I like the flushable liners and disposable wipes for poo away from home but cannot really make the switch at home. I mean, it sort of negates some of the benefits of cloth if you are buying and throwing things in the trash at every change and they do not seem nearly as soft.
 

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I prefer stay-dry liners over flushables even with my toddler's poo. The flushables would *not* be flushable in my toilets and even though they are relatively soft for paper, they are still a little scratchy and not something I'd want against my bum all the time.
 

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I use the flushable liners....for me, they really make a difference when my daughter poos. however, you can also dump them in the wash with your cloth diapers, as well, (my husband doubted me, but seriously, you can) and then re-use them if they weren't poo-ed upon. They shrink up a bit, but I think when they are shrunken, they fit better (my daughter is 2.5 years old, too) and they are softer, as well. I would try to find some Ebay....just to try them out if you just want to try them.<br><br>
Never had a problem flushing them down....they're thinner than toilet paper!
 

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I ordered the flushable ones with some new diapers, but the flushable liners were on backorder. So I went and bought a yard of fleece and cut that up "in the meantime". Well, I tried the flushable liners when they arrived and since I had gotten used to the fleece I hated the flushables! They are flimsy and too short (since I had cut my fleece ones exactly as big as I wanted). There is also no way I could flush them down my toilets since toilet paper can cause a blockage in there!<br><br>
All that said, I haven't had to be away from home on a vacation yet. I may bring the flushable ones with me when we go to the IL's this summer to make things easier.
 

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I alternate between biodegradable/flushable liners and homemade fleece inserts. For my newborn I use the fleece full-time...as bf poo just washes so easily and keeps her much drier. For DS2 I primarliy use the fleece as well except for daycare and for his first diaper change after breakfast (he's like clockwork for his BM's<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ) I have always flushed the bodegradable liners, even with my first DS, and have never had a clogged toilet or any problems.<br><br>
You might just want to give both ways a try and see which system works best for you and your dh.
 

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Agreed. At home we use fleece liners - I find it makes clean up much easier with my toddler. And her skin has become super-sensitive to pee lately, so I can't put her in a prefold or a fitted without a fleece liner next to her skin.<br><br>
At daycare and if we're going out I use kushies flushable liners. We only flush the poopy liners and we've never had a problem with them - and my toilet isn't the most powerful! I wash and reuse them until they start falling apart. I'm not thrilled at throwing anything away but it's the only way daycare will accept cloth diapers so it's a compromise we've made.
 

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Thanks guys! I think I will order a few kinds to try them out.<br><br>
I really want to use a liner because we are out a lot and I think it will make it easier for me to cloth diaper in the long run. (I am not a person who deals well with the diaper changing issues <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> )
 
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