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Do you wash poo things separately?

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Wildwaterfalls Wed 08-May-13 18:07:29

After 8 months we still get the occasional nappy explosion, and I can't make up my mind whether the affected vest (it's usually a vest) should be washed separately (what a waste of a wash!) or rinsed and then washed together with other things (but do the poo germs spread?!). What do you do? Hot wash but together with other whites?

PoppyWearer Wed 08-May-13 18:09:14

What my MIL would do: soak it first in a bucket of hot water with Napisan. Then wash it.

What I do: bung it all in together.

Wildwaterfalls Wed 08-May-13 18:09:43

In the beginning this wasn't so much of an issue as there were many poo things! grin

Wildwaterfalls Wed 08-May-13 18:11:28

Ah yes thanks Poppy - I don't even dare to ask DM as she thinks I wash very irresponsibly anyway (mixing all sorts of things she would never mix)!

GrandPoohBah Wed 08-May-13 18:11:37

All DD's stuff tends to be washed together anyway because we don't have so much in the way of whites.

HousewifeFromHeaven Wed 08-May-13 18:11:42

grin poppy

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Wed 08-May-13 18:15:00

aah, poo stew. That takes me back. There's nothing like the scent of poo being lightly boiled in your washing machine. grin

I think it's best to rinse as best you can. Too much poo in your washing machine and the smell clings to everything.

I have accidentally washed entire poos. Suddenly caught sight of a big brown log going round and round and round.

It doesn't always disintegrate. Sometimes you simply end the cycle with a very clean poo in the middle of your washing.

They don't bloody tell you this stuff in the parenting books!

wonkylegs Wed 08-May-13 18:23:11

I've always put solids down the loo, rinsed off the worst of it in the utility room sink if more liquid and then bunged in with the rest of the wash.
I would only wash separately for D&V bug to minimise infection spreading but regular accidents just get washed.

LPlateFlyer Wed 08-May-13 18:27:17

A rinse/scrub with an old tooth brush, then a soak with some vanish, then into the wash with some lightly scented fabric softener. I find it hard enough to keep up with the washing without washing a pair of pants separately!!!

Poppykat1 Wed 08-May-13 21:00:17

I binned them shock

Winceywoo Wed 08-May-13 21:20:37

Also, after washing, My DM advised me to always hot iron baby vests, bibs etc as the extreme heat will help to kill bacteria. Sound advice which is probably the only tip I ever really followed from her.

JollyOrangeGiant Wed 08-May-13 21:23:06

Not anymore. But I do a napisan prewash on the whole load and wash at 60 if something has poo on it.

DS still has few formed poos at 24mo sad

LoveMyBoots Wed 08-May-13 21:33:54

Lol at ImTooHecsy!!

MousyMouse Wed 08-May-13 21:36:41

diarrhoea = wash separately
'just' poo = bung it in with the rest

poocatcherchampion Wed 08-May-13 21:40:32

we sometimes rinse nappies first occasionally not, and then just shove the crest of the whites in. inc dh work shirts and bibs and flannels. wash at 60. figure the machine should uphold its side of the bargain. been doing that for a year with no ill effects to date.

DiscoDonkey Wed 08-May-13 21:40:42

Jollyorange DS was about 4 before his poo stopped being so loose. Toddler diarrhoea is very common. We just used to cut his pants off and throw them out.

MousyMouse Wed 08-May-13 21:43:11

with diarrhoea I smean smelly 'ill' diarrhoea. not 'toddleroea' (slowly growing out of it...)

thepestinthevest Wed 08-May-13 21:45:41

Soak in special aka "poo bowl" with sprinkle of soda crystals. Ring out, stick in washer for a couple of rinse and spins then wash as normal in machine with DS other stuff.

WipsGlitter Wed 08-May-13 21:47:21

I soak, then wash separately. When I've not done that the smell of hot poo being tumble dried is horrendous.

JollyOrangeGiant Thu 09-May-13 08:35:36

Disco, as DS is our first I didn't even realise other children did have solid poos until I came on here! It's just the norm for us. We've always had to carry extra clothes for DS.

Moomoomie Sat 11-May-13 22:34:58

You and me both hecsy
With two children with soiling issues there has been many a time I have fished out a very clean poo from the washing machine!

smornintime Sat 11-May-13 22:40:50

I have accidentally washed entire poos.
Pmsl grin

I usually try to get rid of the lumps and then it all goes in together. The only thing I keep away from poo-clothes is DS's comforter

Gingefringe Mon 13-May-13 14:28:16

Is this kids poo or does it include DH skiddy pants?

WaitingForPancakeDay Wed 15-May-13 22:08:30

Going through toilet training right now. Excess off, then only pooey items straight in for cold rinse. Then make up wash with other stuff and wash with extra rinse cycle ( I treat it like nappies) half washing liquid and instead of fabric softener I put some drops of lavender essential oil in the softener compartment. Makes the clothes smell lovely.

Camwombat Wed 15-May-13 22:20:48

In this house it really depends on how bad it is.
There have been some shockers where he has come back from town in just his nappy and a blanket. those clothes got scraped and their own wash first.
Otherwise they all go in together with vanish powder and antiseptic.

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