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AIBU - Am I being Unhygenic?

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elderlyprimagravida Mon 13-Oct-08 19:41:12 wash flannels that I use to go over my baby's bottom in with the general household washing?

I always wipe DS's botty with wipes, then go over it with a flannel and water, to remove nasty chemicals, when I change his nappy. I change the flannel every day. DP thinks that we should wash the flannels at 60c, but I think he is being a bit anal ('scuse the pun).

The way I see it, the poo is removed by the wipes, so the flannel is no more dirty than your standard skid-marked undies.

Who's right?

cheekysealion Mon 13-Oct-08 19:42:05

i agree with

McDreamy Mon 13-Oct-08 19:43:12

I would wash wish with the rest of the laundry.

Cappuccino Mon 13-Oct-08 19:43:37


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CandleQueen Mon 13-Oct-08 19:44:51

I wash just about everything at 30c.

nickytwoooohtimes Mon 13-Oct-08 19:45:44

You are right.

crokky Mon 13-Oct-08 19:46:51

I have quite high hygeine standards, but I would be happy doing this.

yama Mon 13-Oct-08 19:50:18

I did what you do but rather to dry bottom than to remove chemicals. It would never have occurred to me that flannel should then go into a separate wash. No, you are right.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Mon 13-Oct-08 19:52:55

I'd do it, Dh wouldn't but he can't even wash his undies with any other washing.

childrenofthecornsilk Mon 13-Oct-08 19:54:29

does he think baby poo is toxic?

SharpMolarBear Mon 13-Oct-08 19:54:55

I would wash with normal washing with the exception of D&V bug where everything apart from delicates is washed at 60 anyway

hotbot Mon 13-Oct-08 19:59:05

why not just wash bot with flannel anyway and then wash with tea tree oil separately?

FourArms Tue 14-Oct-08 07:23:34

I'd be happy with that.

seeker Tue 14-Oct-08 07:43:51

Why is this flannel any different from pants? Presumably you put pants in with the other washing?

Furball Tue 14-Oct-08 07:54:19

I'd also be happy with that. Nappisan in the wash claims to get rid of bugs.

Flamesparrow Tue 14-Oct-08 07:57:43

Plenty of people wash cloth nappies in with the main wash. You're fine

ScaryHalloweenSquonkRAAR Tue 14-Oct-08 07:58:33

I'd rather do that than leave them lying around for weeks while you try to get a full wash together.

Or didn't wash them at all!


SuperBunny Tue 14-Oct-08 08:02:33

He can put them in the 60' wash when he washes his skiddies.


elderlyprimagravida Tue 14-Oct-08 20:22:43

Thanks all. As it happens our LO has D&V at the mo, so will wash at 60 or use cotton wool (sorry eco-warriors) until next week, then back to business as usual.

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