Monday, February 7, 2011

Yay for solid poop! It makes for light work of cloth diapers

My daughter has finally gotten to the last evolution of poop.  Whew!  That's all I can say.  It's the best thing after going through the other stuff.

I have blogged about poop before and the cloth diaper, but, now that I am actually at the last stage I just wanted to put the first-time mommy's mind at ease.    As I mentioned before, breastfed poop is runny and yellow and will stain the diaper more than solid poop does, but, it is completely water soluble and will come out in your washing machine very easily.  The "peanut-buttery" stage is the icky stuff that just sticks to the cloth diaper and your baby.  But, can be mitigated by a bio-degradable liner or a diaper sprayer. Definitely don't want that directly in your washing machine.

But this last stage is SOLID.  When my darling daughter makes a poopy these days, I literally walk over to the toilet, unfold the diaper, and "plop", the poop rolls right off and into the toilet with very little prodding from me.  Yes, I do get the sprayer out to get off any little pieces that may be lurking around the diaper, but for the most part, it just rolls off. I don't know about you, but, I'm excited! :)

What has your experience been with poop and the cloth diaper? Leave a comment for the new mommies.