Saturday, February 4, 2012

Poop? What Poop?

About a month and a half ago, I started using Osocozy Bioliners for the first time. I was a little reluctant at first, to be honest. I was already having quite a time dealing with cloth diapering a squirmy baby. The prefold, cover, snappi, and wipe were almost too much to handle as Little M escaped from under my feet. (Yes, I have to pin him down with my feet as I change his diaper sometimes). The thought of adding something else to the mix kind of freaked me out.

But Little M was also eating solid foods. A lot of them. And you know what that means. Either a sprayer, a spatula, or a lot of stink in you diaper pail. One of the great parts about doing the cloth diaper service is that I could just throw the poopy diaper into the diaper pail without even trying to remove the poop. But that led to some big stink issues. And every once in a while--when I went out, for example--I would use my old pocket diapers. If Little M pooped on those, it was a big mess and a hassle to wash myself.

So I started using the liners. I hated them at first, and now I can't live without them. Why?
  • Poop sticks to them, so you can just drop them in the toilet, turd and all, and your diaper stays relatively clean. Yes, there is one more step, but I lay my prefolds into my covers and line it with the Bioliner, so everything is ready to go at diaper changing time. 
  • I also change diapers on the bathroom floor (I gave up the diaper changing table months ago), so the toilet and diaper pail are right there. 
  • When I go out, I can flush the poop, and I have much less of a mess to deal with when I get home.
  • My diaper pail doesn't reek by the end of the week when it's time to bring my diapers in to the diaper service. 
  • Here's the best part: If your baby gets diaper rash, you can slather it with diaper cream. 
You might wonder if Osocozy Bioliners counteract the purpose of cloth diapers. After all, you're creating a little more waste to go through the sewage system. But Bioliners biodegrade quickly. According to Osocozy, it takes a Bioliner six days to decompose in a sewage treatment system. It doesn't go into a landfill, and it certainly doesn't create the amount of waste that using disposables does.

If your baby has transitioned to solids or gets diaper rash often, think about trying out Bioliners before you think about switching to disposables. They definitely take away some of the "ick" factor when caregivers are changing cloth diapers, too. At $7 for 100 Bioliners, it's worth a try.