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I'm confessing, I have a free range child and I'm pooped!- have started letting him play outside in the morning with an oversized shirt and no diaper so I have less diaper laundry!
 

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I used to do that too, except it was an enclosed patio in front of our apartment. He never pooped without announcing first though, and then I would diaper him (still won't go on the potty).
 

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I'm confessing. . . we're (or I'm) not used to the morning school routine yet. .<br>
and I let my dd eat nilla wafers for breakfast yesterday instead of making her something good for her. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm confessing. . . we're (or I'm) not used to the morning school routine yet. .<br>
and I let my dd eat nilla wafers for breakfast yesterday instead of making her something good for her. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:<br>
You are soooooo not alone.
 

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I let my DD run around our fenced back yard all summer long with no diaper when she was 1. She pooped in the yard. Her poops were not solid enough to pick up so they got hosed into the grass.<br><br>
My mother was horrified.
 

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LOL! This thread is too funny <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I let DD eat ice cream for breakfast.<br><br>
And she never wears clothes in the house so that cuts down on laundry.<br><br>
And I only wash her hair about once every two weeks which theoretically would save on shampoo, except she likes to dump the shampoo in the tub to make "slippery potions."
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm confessing, I have a free range child and I'm pooped!- have started letting him play outside in the morning with an oversized shirt and no diaper so I have less diaper laundry!</div>
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LOL, this sounds like pretty much what I used to do a LOT of before our youngest decided a month or so ago (she's 4 1/2) that she wanted to start going to the potty all of the time.<br><br>
zinemama, if it's solid enough to scoop up with a few leaves, it's pretty easy to just throw it on the compost pile! And if it's not solid enough, like AbbieB says it can just get hosed into the grass.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm confessing, I have a free range child and I'm pooped!- have started letting him play outside in the morning with an oversized shirt and no diaper so I have less diaper laundry!</div>
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<span style="font-family:Georgia;"><span><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It's how nature intended! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></span></span><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">So that means...he poops in your yard? And then you have to clean that up instead of changing a diaper?</div>
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<span><span style="font-family:Georgia;">Nah, this way the dog eats it, and everyone is happy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"></span></span><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm confessing. . . we're (or I'm) not used to the morning school routine yet. .<br>
and I let my dd eat nilla wafers for breakfast yesterday instead of making her something good for her. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:</div>
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<span><span style="font-family:Georgia;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/faint.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Faint"> They were organic nilla wafers, right?</span></span><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I let my DD run around our fenced back yard all summer long with no diaper when she was 1. She pooped in the yard. Her poops were not solid enough to pick up so they got hosed into the grass.<br><br>
My mother was horrified.</div>
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<span><span style="font-family:Georgia;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: It's just poop. But then we do humanure, so I don't have a lot of poop issues. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"></span></span><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I let DD eat ice cream for breakfast.<br><br>
And she never wears clothes in the house so that cuts down on laundry.<br><br>
And I only wash her hair about once every two weeks which theoretically would save on shampoo, except she likes to dump the shampoo in the tub to make "slippery potions."</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> That's my favorite breakfast. I get pregnant just so that I can do that, (everyone is too afraid of my hormones to give me a fuss over it). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I should also confess that we have been known to eat cookies for breakfast with no real excuse.<br><br>
My kids have never had their hair washed more than every 2 weeks.
 

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My dd2 never wore a diaper when she was little out in the yard. Amen to the dog eating it, gross as it is it's still hilarious! Ds now runs around in an oversize tshirt all the time, its his favorite outfit right now (he calls it a dress) He is starting to get the hang of pulling up the shirt to pee!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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my dd has never had her hair washed. i don't really see the point...
 

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teeth brushing. i've become the worst at enforcing the one routine i always thought would be the most important in my view of motherhood.<br><br>
at our worst, i realized we went over a week without brushing my DS teeth.<br>
i felt horrid when i realized this.<br><br>
i feel like i've done pretty well as a single mother in most areas except this one.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> it's the one are i lose my last ounce of persistance and will.<br><br>
::sigh:: he can always get dentures, right??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I don't know how you mamas get away with never/hardly washing your kids' hair. My boys got food in their hair constantly when they were toddlers. Maybe I'm just too sensitive, but having my kid smell like spaghetti or bananas was unappealing to me.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't know how you mamas get away with never/hardly washing your kids' hair. My boys got food in their hair constantly when they were toddlers. Maybe I'm just too sensitive, but having my kid smell like spaghetti or bananas was unappealing to me.</div>
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A warm wet washcloth works great for this!<br><br>
It also works pretty good for helping messy hair look manageable. My youngest doesn't like having her hair brushed, so I do it after she goes to sleep at night. But sometimes I fall asleep with her and forget -- and sometimes even when I get it brushed it still looks messy by morning.<br><br>
So then I go for the washcloth, or squirt it with the water-bottle.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't know how you mamas get away with never/hardly washing your kids' hair. My boys got food in their hair constantly when they were toddlers. Maybe I'm just too sensitive, but having my kid smell like spaghetti or bananas was unappealing to me.</div>
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There's a difference between washing with soap/shampoo and washing/rinsing with warm water. They both get the dirt out. One is natural and doesn't dry out the hair. I'll let you guess which one that is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Ive only used soap on DD2 twice in her whole life, shes 10 months old. Once was in the hospital.<br>
DD1 hardly even gets soap in her hair, its to big of a hassle.<br>
Im starting to EC DD2 again because shes fascinated with the toilet and it cuts down on laundry (sounds weird but DD2 this its a lot of fun to sit on the toilet)<br><br>
If I had a yard Id probably let them run around in just a T-shirt (or naked if we had wood fences) but we live in a high rise apartment building so no yard.
 

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that is unappealing! we don't usually have that problem...but if there is anything in dd's hair we just rinse it in the shower.<br><br>
i don't really wash my hair either...
 

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When...<br><br>
You prefer disposable diapers so you can just throw them accross the room into the garbage instead of <i>horrors</i> getting up to deal with it.
 
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