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Cloth Diaper Advice – Mailbox Mondays 4/15/13 – Cloth Diapers & Starting Solids

Starting Solids & rinsing #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers

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Jessica says:

We just recently started solids with my six month old. His poop is getting slightly gooey but is still runny. I tried dunking a diaper in the toilet but nothing came off. My question is when do I need to start rinsing out the poop before putting the diaper in the pail? (Btw- he eats maybe a tablespoon of food a day and the rest is breast milk.)

It sounds gross, but when starting solids I wouldn’t bother rinsing until there is something “scrape-able” and/or if you are seeing icky stuff left in the washer. If never had a diaper sprayer, and I’ve very rarely “dunked and swished.” With a tablespoon or so of solids, diapers should be fine to throw in the wash!

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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
1 Comment
  • Heather Ratliff
    April 15, 2013 at 11:15 am

    I agree with Maria. Even with a 2 year old, if I couldn’t get all the poop off (using fleece or disposable liners), I didn’t worry about it. I didn’t leave huge chunks on there, but whatever didn’t make it onto the liner went in the washer and came out just fine.

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