Washable nappies - Poo down the sink?

(30 Posts)
Anticyclone Sun 24-May-15 10:37:09

Washable nappy users, how do you deal with your DCs poo?

We use little lamb pocket nappies and it says in the instructions never to soak them, just to put straight in to wash. But you need to get rid of any big lumps of poo that have missed the nappy liner right?...And so errm, sometimes I've washed it off down the bathroom sink as it was the most convenient think to do. blush

That didn't feel too bad when the poo was pre weaning... But now it's much more solid and full of lumps I'm having second thoughts!

How do you solve this problem? I'm not putting lumps of poo in the washing machine, and trying to wipe it off with toilet paper is a disaster...

mamaexhaustion Sun 24-May-15 10:38:31

Put it down the toilet?

Floggingmolly Sun 24-May-15 10:38:33

Flush it down the toilet... confused

Eigg Sun 24-May-15 10:40:23

You put the nappy into a clean toilet and holding a corner firmly flush the loo to 'sluice' the poo away. Then transfer wet nappy to a bowl or bucket for transfer to washing machine.

hhhhhhh Sun 24-May-15 10:41:24

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IDreamOfPuffins Sun 24-May-15 10:41:49

Remove what you can using another liner, and then flush both liners... Personally I don't worry too much about washing immediately, and have never had any problems. If the nappy had been in the wet bag for a couple of days then I get the odd stain, but it bleaches out in the sun.

PinkSquash Sun 24-May-15 10:43:43

Flush down the toilet. We had a long shower hose that meant I could rinse poo off easily down the toilet. I've also heard of a poo spoon but that grossed me out too much to contemplate.

AlpacaMyBags Sun 24-May-15 10:50:21

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FernGullysWoollyPully Sun 24-May-15 10:52:37

Poo spoon gringringrin

AlisonBlunderland Sun 24-May-15 10:56:04

Do not let any toddlers see you doing the down the loo flush / rinse.
They will try to copy and let go of the nappy.

My brother blocked our loos countless times doing that

Anticyclone Sun 24-May-15 11:09:55

Hmmm I understand the down the toilet idea, but I find that I really need to work the poo with my fingers while under running water to get it off the nappy, so I don't think a flush would last long enough!
The poo doesn't just magically fall off the nappy, it's stuck on there pretty well!

Maybe a poo spoon is the only option, or having a separate bowl for rinsing which is then tipped down toilet. But I don't really want to share the bathroom with such a bowl!

Reginafalangie Sun 24-May-15 11:14:25

Ewwww that is gross!!!

Use a separate bowl for god's sake then flush that down the toilet!

When not in use put the bowl in a cupboard or something if you don't want to see it.

IDreamOfPuffins Sun 24-May-15 15:45:23

In this house anything that doesn't scrape off with a liner goes in the wash bag and then the machine...

Jasonandyawegunorts Sun 24-May-15 16:07:14

Same way you get it off down the sink, put down the toilet. All ends up on same pipe at the end

Not always, some new places use the water which drains from the bath and sink to fill up the toilet tank.

shitebag Sun 24-May-15 16:10:21

I sluice of what I can in the flush, anything if its particularly grim I hose it over the bath with the shower.

CiderRules Sun 24-May-15 18:40:34

You can get a handheld bidet spray that attaches to your loo - some friends had one and they're amazing. I think amazon sells them but I have no idea how to install...

Ditsy79 Sun 24-May-15 19:55:30

I just use my washable wipes (cheeky wipes) to get any excess off, and rinse them under the flush. I don't scrub them or anything before I dry-pail them, and so far our nappies have no stains...

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Sun 24-May-15 22:26:07

Hold and sluice down the loo. Then at least one pre rinse in the machine.

Not the sink <boak>

Kiwiinkits Tue 26-May-15 00:03:57

We scrape off with a poo spoon. Down the toilet. With older babies we've used liners.

Then nappy goes in a bucket of napisan solution. Bucket of nappies tipped in with all the other (non wool) washing when a load goes on. (We have a top loader so its easy to tip a bucket in).

ElviraCondomine Tue 26-May-15 18:53:42

Use a flushable liner and stick the whole lot down the toilet. Then hold onto it and do a second flush if necessary.

Use toilet roll (flushed) and then washable wipes on the baby.

Mine were both in cloth from both to potty training and this worked fine.

pookamoo Tue 26-May-15 18:56:50

Hi OP.

Do you use disposable liners in your nappies?

There are loads of types but here is an example. They are like soft thin cloths which you can just lift off the nappy and flush away. No scraping or rubbing required at all.

Hope this helps!

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Tue 26-May-15 19:46:50

Regardless what they claim, you should really bin flushable wipes. They can block pipes (ditto moist toilet paper ).smile

pookamoo Tue 26-May-15 20:03:14

This is true penguins. However, it does stop the "poo down the sink" problem that the OP has.

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Tue 26-May-15 20:10:12

So would binning disposable liners though. smile

Poo down the sink definitely needs fixing I agree. You do what, bleach the whole thing after ? What a lot of work!!

unlucky83 Tue 26-May-15 20:17:46

Flushable paper liners and flush rinse in loo - but hold on tight!
Half asleep I didn't...surprising how fast a terry square can disappear down the ubend...
spent the next few weeks waiting for the blockage...which thankfully never happened
(that was about 12 yrs ago -I think we are safe now?)

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