“Sorry, but I don’t want to wash poop.”
Sorry, but if you have a baby, you’re going to.
Here’s the deal. You’re going to wash poop.
So, you can either wash poop out of a cloth diaper that fits so perfectly that the poop rarely leaks out and never blows up the back OR you can wash poop out of blankets, bedding, onsies, sleepers, and often, your own pant leg.
That’s the honest truth of the matter.
If you have a baby, you’re going to wash poop.
I prefer to wash my child’s poop out of the diaper. I just feel like I have a little more control that way. Everything in its place. Perhaps some moms don’t want to wash poop out of diapers. That’s totally fine with me, but having used disposables with my first son for a couple of months, I’m well aware of the “up the back blowouts” and those are nonexistent with cloth diapers.
Let me tell you, it really sucks having to try to maneuver your child out of his sleeper in the middle of the night dodging a huge blowout that goes up to his shoulders and trying not to get poop all over his hair in the process. It sucks even more if you don’t notice the blowout within 1.5 seconds and it leaks promptly onto the sheets and into the wonderful wool padding on the bassinet (or worse, onto YOUR bedding and into YOUR sheets and onto YOUR mattress.)
I really felt disgusting throwing a towel down onto my bed which I shared with my son in the middle of the night and then putting a new sheet down on top of that towel only to wake up in the morning and get out the Oxyclean and scrub my mattress.
So, will someone tell me again how gross cloth diapering is…