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To ask how on EARTH you wipe with such a small number of sheets of loo roll?

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AmyFarrahFowlerCooper Fri 28-Jun-13 21:34:27

I see this every so often on here (the SIL thread is the one I'm thinking of atm) where people use 8 sheets of loo roll for a wee. How?! How does that work? Do you just wipe once with all 8 squares or use a sheet for a 8 little wipes? Don't you get wee on your hands?

This is a genuine question because I use a million rolls <slight exaggeration> a week and I'm dumbfounded every time I see a post about a family of four using a quarter of what I use for a week.

Tizwozliz Fri 28-Jun-13 22:20:39

I find that hair removal increases toilet paper usage.

CamelBalls Fri 28-Jun-13 22:23:05

If you fold you use less!

RiffyWammal Fri 28-Jun-13 22:23:31

I think I only wipe twice or thrice for poos, but that may be just since I started drinking Fybogel daily. Now my turds are so smooth and healthy they hardly skim the sides as they glide out! grin

forevergreek Fri 28-Jun-13 22:25:11

2/3 I suppose, don't really count. However 8/12 sheets seems like half a roll to me
( I just pulled 10 sheets off after reading this and its longer than our bath!)

Surely you wee into toilet rather than all over yourself, then just dab.

AmyFarrahFowlerCooper Fri 28-Jun-13 22:26:18

Do you have a giant fanjo too behind? That might be the tipping point <cries>

I came on to agree with you, as threads about loo roll always seem to involve people who use half a sheet for a wee and three quarters of a sheet for a poo, but eight, really? No exaggeration?
3 or 4 for a wee. DD only needs 2 but she's only little, she could mummify herself with 8 grin

That said if you need 8 you need 8. I can't bear toilet roll stinginess- it's the one thing that really should not be rationed!

AmyFarrahFowlerCooper Fri 28-Jun-13 22:27:25

Ooh riffy those poos sound lovely!

And don't other people, who wee al fresco (not me I hasten to add) just shake? So if that's good enough, do they ever use paper, when they're on a normal toilet?

ladyMaryQuiteContrary Fri 28-Jun-13 22:28:29

You know, there is a thing as too much sharing wink

BumpKitty Fri 28-Jun-13 22:29:27

Hmm I'm intrigued, amy if you imagine having a mouthful of water and pursing your lips together and spitting it out in a stream of liquid when all the water was gone you would just have a tiny bit left on your mouth to dab off wouldn't you? Does your wee not come out like that? (Please feel free to ignore this question!). Maybe you aren't sitting with your legs far apart enough? I hope this is helpful and not just creepy smile

raisah Fri 28-Jun-13 22:30:41

Loo roll plus wet wipes means you use less normal loo roll.

AmyFarrahFowlerCooper Fri 28-Jun-13 22:32:36

That was helpful to imagine bump it does come out like that yes. Maybe its more psychological than I first thought sad Like I feel like I need to wipe again when really I don't hmm <scratches head>

mirry2 Fri 28-Jun-13 22:32:50

This thread is so funny grin. Even if I scrunch i don't think I'd use 8 sheets.

Uhm, yes, and large flappy bits.

Will have to NC now, won't I?? blush

HildaOgden Fri 28-Jun-13 22:34:07

I don't know how many sheets I use,doubt it's eight,but I do hate when my toilet roll pyramid is off kilter.

Amy, would one (yes one) sheet of that moistened toilet paper make you feel more fresh and clean? For perhaps it is indeed a psychological need rather than a physical one??

Prawntoast Fri 28-Jun-13 22:36:45

If you are using 8 sheets you must have some sort of uncontrollable sprinkler system going on down there, 2-4 sheets max.

AmyFarrahFowlerCooper Fri 28-Jun-13 22:39:22

behind we can be flap twins grin and I think the moisture wipe things would make me feel more unclean weirdly!

I'm wondering now if its time to confess how many squares I actually do use. I probably couldnt count it i use that many! I was shocked that someone managed with 8 and a lot of people have shocked me more with tales of 4 or 2 squares.

Signet2012 Fri 28-Jun-13 22:39:45

2 for a wee.

Dp uses a stupid amount. I have no idea what he does with it!

Op maybe you should fart and blowdry ?

grin at flap twins, can I wear a badge proudly proclaiming that fact??

And if the moist wipes will make you feel more unclean than the issue is def psychological.
Not sure how to fix it though...

HildaOgden Fri 28-Jun-13 22:42:43

I just went, it took 3 sheets....how are you not blocking your plumbing with minimum of 8???How many do you use?

AmyFarrahFowlerCooper Fri 28-Jun-13 22:45:12

Only if you make me one to wear too behind I wonder if I can wean myself down to less sheets. Or just go cold turkey. Once upon a time I did do that and manage less than I do now.

Prepare to be horrified hilda at a rough guesstimate based on how many rolls I use a week etc, I probably use 50ish squares for a wee (not in one go though) and double/triple that for a poo.

Don't make me feel too bad so I have to NC. I like this one!!!

youarepricelessforme Fri 28-Jun-13 22:47:03

You should use water first and u can use the roll. Imagine weeping on you fingers or your hand catches shit would you just wipe it or would you give it a deep wash So rinsing with water is the most hygienic way in the toilet you must teach your kids as well

EMUZ Fri 28-Jun-13 22:48:30

I just counted the sheets but I would skew the results as its time of the month and so I use more. That was 10 pieces

RiffyWammal Fri 28-Jun-13 22:49:27

Thanks Amy <preens> smile

I wish everyone would stop recommending wet wipes! They don't biodegrade like loo roll you know - they might say 'flushable' and technically they are, as they flush down the toilet, but what they don't tell you is that they then get quietly wedged in your sewage pipe in the garden, slowly forming a kind of dam that all the family's cack builds up against until the pipe can hold no more and it starts to come up out of the floor in your garage. envy

I claimed compo from the makers of one brand of these wipes for this reason. The men who had the job of pulling the massive wad of wipes out of the pipe said they are notorious for blocking sewers.

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