**Warning – this post talks about poop and the different consistencies.
It finally happened. For the first time, this week, my son had a solid poop in his cloth diaper. For a year and one month, I’ve dreaded the time that solid poop came into play. Why? I’m not sure. I finally changed the easiest dirty cloth diaper ever!
I’ve cloth diapered my children for almost 12 years now, and I know that the solids eventually come, but with breast milk being a natural laxative, my last two babies (exclusively breastfed til after 10 months) had easy-to-wash water soluble poop for quite a while!
I guess I was just under the illusion (again) that solids would be just another step in washing diapers. With Jett, he’s eating more solid foods, now, and it just happened, and I have to say… I wouldn’t mind if every diaper was like that!
You see, it’s much easier to just walk by the toilet, let the solids fall in, and flush. No scraping, no spraying, no extra mess, and no fear of pesky staining!
Grant you, he didn’t care much for the solid poop, because he’s not used to it. He grunted and squatted and turned red and made 200 different faces, but it made cloth diapering much easier for me! (Yes, poor kiddo! Poor kiddo!)
If you’re still on the fence about cleaning solids off of cloth diapers before washing, you can always use liners. You can find flushable liners that you just take out of the diaper and flush, or you can make some fleece stay dry liners, like these, that you can take out of the diaper and dump. This way, you don’t have to worry about the mess, you can wait just a bit longer between washings, and you really do not have to worry about staining!