What goes in will come out…but where is the question...
And then, I believe, I was stuck. It became almost like an obsession to me to try and catch that punctual 11 o’clock poo. Some I missed, but most I got. Still I did no research on this. And there were actually none of my friends doing what I did, so it was kinda just me and my gut feeling. Oh they fun we had!
When using Reusable Nappies, you at all costs try to avoid getting twos in them. Because scrubbing twos is so far, SO FAR, down the list of favourite activities to do it’s not even funny. So you look for signs in your little darling when they need to go. Now, this is not a Macgyver situation where you need a Swiss Army knife, Blue-Tac and some string..nope. Just your eyes. Observe and you shall see!
Obviously there is the option of using a Bio Liner, but with my competitive instinct I have been set on keeping the score in my favour and getting them in the toilet from day 1. Where they actually should be. Did you know you absolutely should avoid at all costs putting twos in your rubbish. That shit (literally) goes to landfill and just sits there F O R E V E R.
I started using reusable nappies only with our second boy, and can I just say, DO-OVER! Give me a DO-OVER any day. I so wish I had gotten onto reusables much earlier, that there had been options available in stores and just a bigger community of parents using them. I started using 1-2 per day and for each day that passed, each nappy I cleaned, each disposable nappy I saved from landfill, the better the party we had – me, my gut-feeling and I. Eventually I swapped all disposables out for reusables as it actually became easier the more we used.
Our first boy have been out of nappies since he was two, part from at night when he has the odd lazy wee. It is not much, but enough for that nappy to be all crumbled up and having no more uses left in it. So for him, the Potty Training Pants are mint. He is a big boy now, he doesn’t want to lie down on the ground like a little baby so the reusable pull-ups a perfect.
Listen to yourself and trust your instinct. Do what suits you and find answers where they are. If that is Mrs Google, your best friend, a brand, a spokesperson or your gut feeling.. Just go with it!
// Adventures of Fred & Bill's mama