I must admit. I have a problem with my wonderful cloth diapers.
One word. Poop.
If you read my previous post, you'll know that my darling angel is now eating solid food (or at least that's what they call mushy rice cereal!). For those of you who do not know what I'm getting at, I'll be perfectly clear: breastmilk poop is NOT the same as rice cereal poop, or, for that matter, formula poop. (I've been giving Abby 4-5 ounces of formula at night for the last week or so to help her sleep longer at night. It's NOT working, but that's another post.) Breastmilk poop is really cool - it's water soluble so all I needed to do was flip the gross thing in the diaper bag and then when I had a load, dump them into the washer. Easy peasy. But now...oh dear. NOW I have issues to deal with. Sticky, gooey issues. Cloth diapers and sticky poop are not working for me.
My dear husband has admired (from a distance) my gung-ho attitude when it came to cloth diapering our daughter. He, however, is encouraging me to just chuck the whole thing and switch to pampers. I have to admit, the suggestion is starting to look like a good one.
I've heard bidet sprayers work great. I'm not sure I'm ready to get one, because unless the thing has an incredibly hard spray that it blasts the stuck-in-the-fabric poop off, I'm not sure it's going to work. Poop turds? Sure, I can handle those. Those are cool. But until she gets to that point in her pooping life (and even when she does, I'm sure she'll sit down on it, squishing it into the 100% organic cotton I paid so dearly for) I'm not sure what to do. Is there anyone out there who has tried liners? Any brands out there that are worth the money? Do the spatula thing? (You know...scrap it off?) All I can say to that is ew. When she was just breast feeding her poops were very regular - about once every 4-5 days, so I could plan for them. But now? Extremely random. And regular.
And what about my poor washing machine? Will poop get stuck in the thing? I don't even want to imagine that scenario...
So, are there any other options? Right now I've got a reasonably large stash of bio soaker pads that work fabulously. However they are pricey and I'm cheap. (I bought some awhile back during a BOGO sale, thus the large stash.)
I welcome comments.