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February 9, 2012

Cloth Nappy Liners – What Should I Know About Them? (I Don’t Want to Deal with POO!)

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Cloth Nappy Liners – What Should I Know About The Nappy Liner?

What Materials Can a Nappy Liner Can Be Made From?

This mcn advice will help you to discover everything you need to know about making your own liners, buying cloth nappy liners, what they are made of and the benefits or cons of each. If “What if I don’t want to deal with the poop?” is a question you have asked, read on, you want to know about nappy liners!

Our Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to these cooperative questions so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the topic. Enjoy and discover something new, and share with us in the comment box below. This is MCN advice from a series by the Autumn 2011 sponsors of the Green Promise Nappy Event.

Let’s see what they have to say about our mcn question:

Nappy Liners – What Should I Know About Them? (What Materials Can a Nappy Liner Can Be Made From and their Benefits or Cons) “What if I don’t want to deal with the poop?”

Kelly from Nappy Needz:

Personally I prefer washable liners, simply because they can be reused time and time again.  I have fleece and suede cloth liners in my stash.  Flushable liners are very handy when out and about, because you can simply flush the whole thing, liner and all, down the toilet.

Fiona from Darlings Downunder:

If your baby’s poo doesn’t just shake off into the toilet, and you can’t bring yourself to scrape the poo off using an implement, you have several great options:

1. A nappy sprayer. These clever devices attach to your toilet and work like a water pistol. You hold the nappy over the toilet and spray the poo off. You can buy commercial ones, or if you are handy, can rig one up using plumbing supplies from your local hardware store. Or you can use an actual water pistol/higher pressure squirt bottle. Just beware of the splash back factor.

2. Reusable liners. These are usually made of microfleece, a polyester fabric that wicks moisture away to the absorbent layer behind it and stays dry to the touch. It is much easier to hold a liner over the toilet and do the shake rather than the whole nappy. Solid poo tends to roll right off fleece liners, making removal easy and then you just throw the liner in the bucket with your nappies. You can buy microfleece from fabric stores and cut it into the appropriate size – it doesn’t need hemming.

3. Biodegradable/flushable liners. This is the best option for real poo phobics. The whole liner, complete with poo, is tipped into the toilet and flushed away. Most flushable liners aren’t suitable for septic systems and shouldn’t be used if you have very old/damaged plumbing. Flushable liners can be made of bamboo, viscose, corn fibres, or wood pulp.

4. If your baby poos at a predictable time each day, you could try some Elimination Communication and see if you can get that poo straight into the toilet!

Remember too, that runny newborn poo doesn’t need to be removed as it will wash out fine in the machine. Liners should also be used to protect your nappies if you have to use nappy creams or lotions at any time.

Karen from Baby Blossom:

If you don’t own a nappy sprayer the next easiest method to deal with poop is flushable liners. There are many different brands to choose from. Just check they are flushable before you buy.
Supermarket liners are not flushable.

Liz from Hatchlings Cloth Nappies:

For avoiding poop contact you can’t beat liners. Make sure you get flushable liners because otherwise you will still have to remove the poop from the liner before putting it in the bin. I find that liners, even flushable ones, that are poop free can go through with your nappy wash and be used again a couple of times – good for the budget, and the environment!

Melanie & Diana of Bodeo:

Nappy Liners can make dealing with poo a little easier, but at some stage or another we all have to deal with poo! Fleece liners are great, as they provide a barrier between the nappy and your baby’s bottom which is handy if applying nappy rash cream. The poo also tends to roll off these a little easier! Also, being washable and resuable means you never need dispose of anything.

Misty from FluffyBuns:

Going for a biodegradable and flushable liner is the best way to avoid poop.. This way you can just hold the nappy over the toilet and let the liner and everything fall in, there are one’s made from corn which i personally prefer. Fleece liners are my favourite as they are soft on bubs skin, they keep bub dry, and yes the poo does roll off into the toilet, then just wash with your nappies.

Jane from Little Bear Bums:

If you don’t want to deal with the poop, liners are the way to go – in particular biodegradable ones so you have no worries just removing it and flushing it! Be careful about what you put down the toilet because not all liners are as environmentally friendly as each other.

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