Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cloth nappies (my version)

After Crazy Sister had a lovely post about cloth nappies and how wonderful the "Little Squirt" is, I decided I must share my story about the little squirt...
When I had Connor I used disposable nappies. I didn't know any different, I didn't know anyone who used cloth nappies. Then Kate had a baby and she used cloth nappies. So when I had Ella I decided to give cloth nappies a go. I used regular terry cloth for a while, then discovered Modern Cloth Nappies (mcn's) WONDERFUL!! So convenient! I also invested in a Little Squirt to make cleaning up the nappies easier....
This is a Little Squirt, a hose that attaches to the toilet so you can wash the mess down the loo before washing the nappy...



All was going smoothly for about 6 months. I managed to get the angle right on holding the nozzle as to not get back splash. I was a pro! Until....

Ella was almost 12 months old. She was teething. It was those blasted eye teeth. The ones that really hurt and often are accompanied with a fevers and the runs. Yep the runs. You know this is going to end badly right?

So after cleaning her up this particular afternoon I went to dispose of the mess into the toilet. Now you'd think someone who was a pro at the Little Squirt would realise that the pressure of the hose would be too much for liquid poo.... Hmm well lets just say I wore it. The walls wore it. The floor wore it.

I promptly gave up on cloth nappies and sold my little squirt.

Needless to say that Libby wears disposable nappies. I have been ruined for life!

3 comments:

Scurrette said...

hahahahaha

I am a lazy MCN user. No little squirt for me.

If the poo is particularly plastered on I just wander down to the garden near the water tank and do a bit of hosing.

No, not on my edible plants.

Otherwise, if it is a self contained plop, then I just take it straight to the loo and let it roll straight on it. Actually I do that with sposies too.

Then straight to the nappy bucket greeting all my visitors on the varandah.

Oh crap. It's full - better go do a wash!

Crazy Sister said...

Ha ha ha haaaaaa...

Poor you!

Tab said...

LOL! I can relate. I use MCNs for my daughter who quite often has runny poo. There have been several occasions when I've ended up with poo on my face. Not fun!! It beats scrubbing them though, and I am more careful these days about how I squirt them :)