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My little one isn’t quite ready for solid foods yet but nothing like getting prepared early I have a daycare provider sent from heaven who has no problem using cloth diapers. But I do try to make things as easy on her as possible. Right now it is all breastfed poo so she just sends diapers home in a bag and I add them to my wetbag until laundry day. Once my little one starts eating solids and the poo needs to be rinsed, what do you think is reasonable to ask her to do? I have considered flushable liners but we have a septic tank at our house so they would be for daycare only. Will it hurt (or be too terribly disgusting) to have her just bag it up and deal with it once we get home?
Thanks for any suggestions!
I really don’t think it would be bad to just deal with the poopy diaper when you get home. I’ve done this quite a bit when changing diapers while we’re out and about. If she’s willing, she could just shake off what she can, then put the rest in the wet bag.
Flushable liners are a good compromise, though you want to be cautious with plumbing systems. Some liners are sturdy enough to withstand a few washings (if they are only wet) but that definitely makes me question whether I’d want them in my plumbing! At 5-9 cents each, it would be an extra expense if you were using them in every diaper at daycare also.
I realize that technically, all solid waste is supposed to be flushed, but really, what does she do with the dirty diapers of children in disposables? Throws the whole thing in the trash, right? This may not be a popular opinion, but if you are having issues just bringing the dirty diapers home, and she doesn’t want to flush liners, why not have her leave wet liners with the diaper & throw poopy ones in the trash?
Does your daycare allow cloth diapers? How do they handle the poop?