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To wonder if you really flush the poo?

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IneedAsockamnesty Wed 19-Dec-12 00:07:45

I have recently been informed that apparently if you use disposable nappies then before you chuck them in the bin you are supposed to put any solid poo down the loo and flush it away.

I didn't know this because I've never used disposables.

Lots of people have asked me or told me if/ that dealing with reusable ones is gross because of having to get rid of the poo, I'm guessing this means they don't flush it and just wrap and bin.

So do you flush the poo then bin the nappy,or just bin.

I know I'm bu to ask but I really want to know.

toofattorun Wed 19-Dec-12 00:08:52

I've never flushed poo created in nappies!!

justabigdisco Wed 19-Dec-12 00:10:10

If it's relatively solid I plop it down the loo. Liquid - no way am I scraping it out of a nappy.

ItsaTIARA Wed 19-Dec-12 00:10:11

I did, almost all of the time. But obviously only after they'd been weaned onto solid food and their poo was the appropriate type.

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Wed 19-Dec-12 00:11:22

Wasn't there a thread on this recently?

Anyway, I used to just chuck the nappies in the bin, then I used reusables so got in the habit of throwing poo down the loo. DS5 couldn't wear reusables so I had to go back to disposables but generally carried on the habit of chucking poo in the loo if it was solid enough.

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 19-Dec-12 00:14:44

I don't know if there was a recent thread about it.

But I am very curious about it. I don't think I have ever seen or known of anybody who does it in Rl

CaliforniaSucksSnowballs Wed 19-Dec-12 00:32:59

I did with washable nappies, but never did with the occasional disposable.

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 19-Dec-12 00:34:06

I always do with reusables but I had never heard of doing it with disposables

Marzipanface Wed 19-Dec-12 00:44:11

I did when I had a child in nappies. Why would you put a hefty poo in your bin? Plop it down the loo, throw away nappy.

OpheliasWeepingWillow Wed 19-Dec-12 00:45:55

Plop the pooooo! Definitely.

HeffalumpsAndWoozles Wed 19-Dec-12 00:46:42

There was a thread a few weeks ago on this, I couldn't believe the number of people who said they do, it had never crossed my mind to do it before. Nappies in our house just get wrapped, bagged and binned outside.

Icelollycraving Wed 19-Dec-12 00:48:43

Never crossed my mind to do it. Ds has disposables which get bagged & binned.

NatashaBee Wed 19-Dec-12 00:50:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WelshMaenad Wed 19-Dec-12 00:55:46

It doesn't biodegrade, though, Natasha, because its wrapped on plastic and placed into anaerobic conditions. It just gets preserved. Yum.

We use reusables so obviously we flush, but on the odd occasion we've had to use dispicables, I flushed out of habit.

SantaIAmSoFuckingRock Wed 19-Dec-12 00:58:49

reusables i plopped. disposables i didn't. just wrapped and binned. never occurred to me to plop with disposables, tbh it was one of the parts of reusables that i hated and was gald not to have to when i started with disposables.

CatchTheFox Wed 19-Dec-12 01:01:13

i flush, unless it won't budge, in which case i chuck it in the bin. we use cloth nappies 90% of the time though, so it's habit really.

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 19-Dec-12 01:06:24

Now the person who told me about this disposable poo flushing thing told me that its against the law not to.

Of course she could have been making it up to vex me and god only knows where that sort f info would be but she doesn't have form for outlandish claims.

MoetEtPantsOn Wed 19-Dec-12 06:41:14

My youngest is 2 so I always flush the poo as it's solid and pops out easily. We had a 3 year old who was still in nappies to stay for a week recently and they didn't. Oh my god I can't tell you how bad our dustbin smelt. A couple of times the mother put them in the kitchen bin. Eeeeew. Even wrapped they stank to high heaven. Why wouldn't you flush it?

FestiveOrganisoid Wed 19-Dec-12 06:48:04

I used to alwAys flush the poo. Why wouldn't you.

Fairylea Wed 19-Dec-12 06:48:29

Nope wrap and bin here.

After working in catering all my life and seeing the amount of waste of all kinds and chemicals spilled wastefully I will start worrying about home when the government starts worrying about the big businesses .... oh wait they won't because they make money from them....

(Disclaimer : grouchy this morning).

FestiveOrganisoid Wed 19-Dec-12 06:48:46

Newborn poo i didn't though actually.

pottedshrimp Wed 19-Dec-12 06:51:31

never flushed a poo from a nappy. Only from pants when trainng and even then i used to check the whole lot in the bin if i couldn't be arsed

WankbadgersBauble Wed 19-Dec-12 06:52:37

By the time we've run out of cloth and have turned to disposables, DD usually has diarrhoea. So, no...because it's impossible. Normally, in cloth we plop.

FanjolinaJolie Wed 19-Dec-12 06:53:50

I did plop them in, but no scraping etc

FolkElf Wed 19-Dec-12 07:00:47

I never flushed. Never occurred to me to do so.

Against the law? How exactly are they going to police that? Inspect people's bins for poo filled nappies? DNA test poo filled nappies and create a DNA database of all the under 3s in the country in order to match poo to it's creator?

They'd have to set up a whole new team within the police just responsible for tracking down illegal poo disposal if that were the case!

Now I think about it, I probably should have done. It is a bit gross. Especially once they are proper poo and not BF poo. But it's a bit too late to worry about it now!

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