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I'm about to give away all my cloth diapers because my 18 mo old rarely has a solid poop. We've made some dietary changes which have helped give that rare solid poop. He goes often in the day, too. So, with that, I'm constantly changing pretty messy diapers. I have tried doing the combo thing of cloth diaper with disposable liner, but his poops just aren't contained to that liner and have to hand wash the whole diaper anyway.<br><br>
I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?
 

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Why are you hand washing poop diapers? If it's not solid enough to toss in the toilet let your washing machine do the work. Sometimes there are clean used rasins left in my washer after a diaper load, wiping them out is a whole lot less gross than dunking a toddler pooped diaper in the toilet. Maybe you have to wash the load twice to get the diapers clean, is that using less water (& time) than 2 toilet flushes per diaper?<br><br>
I found micro fleece liners to be better than the disposeables, the fuzzy fibers catch the mess, everything just slid off the flushables and made a bigger mess.<br><br>
Are you still nursing? I've been told (by my LLL leader) that the enzymes in breastmilk make it unlikely that you'll have solid poop.
 

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Am not breastfeeding (all my kids are adopted --long story about not being breastfed). Am grossed out about the idea of putting loose poopy diapers straight into washer (we have a front loader) & there's just so much in his diapers, both in frequency and in quantity. I liners I use are fleece and I've tried using the disposable, & you're right, it just doesn't absorb the mess. I guess I'll have to research what a mini shower thing. I posted, too, because I didn't know if someone else had a child with a similar poopy problem and if they were staying with Cding or not.
 

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No advice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">, but here's a link to for a <a href="http://www.softclothbunz.com/Mini-Shower-Spray-Wand_p_0-25.html" target="_blank">Mini-Shower</a>.
 

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I have the same problem and still CD.<br><br>
The difference is, I have no squeemish-ness regarding throwing poopy dipes into the washer. Here's what I do:<br><br>
1) Cold wash/rinse NO detergent (to get poo off, etc)<br>
2) Hot wash/cold rinse with detergent<br>
3) repeat hot wash/cold rinse but NO detergent (to rinse out any remaining detergent residue)
 

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If you don't like putting poo in the washer, I would recommend getting a minishower. I feel the same way about putting that much poo in the wash (like, if it's just a tiny bit I'll let it go, but a big huge bm? No way, lol). They're really not hard at all.
 

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My 17-mo hasn't had a solid poop in months. I can't quite figure out what it is. I was getting really frustrated then made my own mini-shower with stuff from the hardware store. It helps big time.<br><br>
I've also added a trash can and liner to the bathroom so I just take off the diaper, shower it, and throw it in the can.
 

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Anne, could you post the details of how you went about making your mini shower. I would be very interested in trying to do this, esp to save money.<br><br>
Thanks, everyone for posting. I will try.
 

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my son is 19months and he still has pretty smooshy poops.<br><br>
The BEST thing you could have is ricepaper liners..I like the imsevimse ones. <a href="http://www.kellyscloset.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=9" target="_blank">http://www.kellyscloset.com/index.as...WPROD&ProdID=9</a><br><br>
They really do work well...I just fold them to fit into the diaper I am placing them in...also if the baby only pees on them you can toss them in the dry pail and wash them with the dipes and reuse them at least once more. Then when baby poops on them you just dump it right into the toilet and flush. What little bit is left on the diaper (if there is any) I just hold that part of the diaper in the part of the toilet where the water rushes down (just HOLD on tight!) and that will swish all the poop off when you hit the flush.<br><br>
I spray the poop with bacout and it will breakdown all the organic material and remove it completely from the diaper and it will be stain free and odor free, it is AWESOME stuff. I spray it full strength right onto the poopy diapers and toss into my dry pail.<br><br>
Then I toss dipes in wash, one scoop of charlies in cold water and vinegar in the rinse and that's it!<br><br>
So again....the paper liners are SOOOOO WORTH IT!!!!
 

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My DD is the same way. She's had smooshy poops at least 3 times a day since birth. Now, at 21 months, she is just starting to get a few solid poops here and there. I bought a mini shower, but it doesn't work on my toilets in this house. I tried using an old spatula for a while to get the majority of the poop off the diaper, but that ended up being harder than just dunking it in the toilet. Fleece liners work the best, but my DD HATES diaper changes so dealing with a diaper and a liner and a wiggly kid is just too hard. I guess I'm just used to dunking them in the toilet to get the poop off now so it doesn't bother me too much. I'm sorry I'm no help!!
 
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