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Is this a thing now? Nappy poo in loo....

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Givemecoffeeplease Wed 03-Dec-14 08:29:41

My eco friendly friend tips her DS's poos from the nappy down the loo. (She's not that eco friendly. They aren't real nappies.). Is there any reasoning behind this? She claims it is better for the environment but has no science to back it up. Would do it if I felt it was in any way environmental....

skylark2 Wed 03-Dec-14 08:31:32

It's been "a thing" since at least when my DD was a baby.

She's now at university.

PedlarsSpanner Wed 03-Dec-14 08:33:43

Yes flush if possible

Not a new thing. Did this with my kids (now teens)

crumblebumblebee Wed 03-Dec-14 08:34:08

I did this but only because it makes the bin smell less rotten if the rubbish isn't being collected for a while.

FrazzledFandango Wed 03-Dec-14 08:34:08

It's not an Eco thing, it's a not stinking out your bin thing. It makes sense if you're near a toilet rather tgan have it fester in the bin.

RumoursOfAWhiteChristmas Wed 03-Dec-14 08:34:11

I always do this, it just makes sense to me.

hoppus Wed 03-Dec-14 08:34:28

I tip them down the loo purely because I don’t want it sitting in my wheelie bin for 2 weeks

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 03-Dec-14 08:35:33

Umm... DD1 is 16 now, and I certainly used to tip her poo into the loo. Why would I want a bin full of turds?

KnackeredMuchly Wed 03-Dec-14 08:35:59

I'm 30 and my parents knowing I was going to use disposables kept telling me how great it is amd that I should do it. Save having smelly nappies around.

Thanks, but no

barnet Wed 03-Dec-14 08:36:41

A loo is for poo. That's what it's made for! Nicer than the poo sitting on the landfill site, with the piles of nappies being pecked at by seagulls....eeeeuuuuw.

Ifyourawizardwhydouwearglasses Wed 03-Dec-14 08:37:23

I've got 2 children under 2 and I've NEVER heard of this, nor has it ever crossed my mind.

< starts totting up number of poos languishing in wheelie bin >

Ifyourawizardwhydouwearglasses Wed 03-Dec-14 08:38:28

Also jealous at those with fortnightly bin collections. Our is every THREE weeks.

FrauHelgaMissMarpleandaChuckle Wed 03-Dec-14 08:42:00

Yes. You're supposed to put human poo in the toilet. Always has been a "thing".

ZenNudist Wed 03-Dec-14 08:42:35

If it's solid then it goes down the loo. If it's glued to the nappy then it all gets wrapped up , round here. Just saves having one more stinky nappy around.

Dawndonnaagain Wed 03-Dec-14 08:42:41

My oldest is almost 30. We emptied his disposables (when we used them) down the loo. Definitely not new.

Dumbledoresgirl Wed 03-Dec-14 08:45:04

My oldest is at university. I always did it if it was possible.

marnia68 Wed 03-Dec-14 08:48:50

as others have said not new.I think it is something about not creating methane in landfill.

AStudentAgain Wed 03-Dec-14 08:48:50

Of course it is an Eco thing! Poos are perfectly biodegradable, plastic nappies are not! So when you wrap a poo in a plastic nappy that poo is not allowed to degrade in the same way, and you are essentially doubling the landfill.

306235388 Wed 03-Dec-14 08:49:39

I did this - kids nearly 8 and 4

AStudentAgain Wed 03-Dec-14 08:49:42

I am, really, people say reusable nappies are disgusting, but at least I don't have poos festering in bins in my house!

elQuintoConyo Wed 03-Dec-14 08:50:30

Poo down the loo here. DS is 3. And our bins are emptied every night grin

chemenger Wed 03-Dec-14 08:50:32

dd is 17, always flushed poo. Why would you put shit in the bin? Sewage works contain and process poo so that it is environmentally safe (surely you have seen the Auntie Mabel episode at the sewage works) ie no germs, in landfill it will fester, be picked over by seagulls and rats and generally be nasty, so yes there is an environmental advantage to putting waste where it is intended to go.

Ifyourawizardwhydouwearglasses Wed 03-Dec-14 08:50:35

How do you scrape the poo off the nappy?

<intrigued>

CaulkheadUpNorth Wed 03-Dec-14 08:51:52

I've never heard of this before feels a bit thick but it does make sense.

I'm a bit shock at three weekly bin collections. Ours are weekly wink

FrauHelgaMissMarpleandaChuckle Wed 03-Dec-14 08:52:26

I think it's to do with infection risk. All human solid waste should go into the sewage system.

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