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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 12:30 PM   1
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If you used cloth nappies from birth


How did you get on with the meconium poo? Did you use liner or such like to stop staining on nappies? I'd really really like to use on newborn in the hospital but at same time don't want to stain my nappies



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 14:09 PM   2
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The hospital got to deal with the meconium in my case lol. I used hospital supplied terry flats the first four days of her life. This time it will be on me as I'm hoping for same day discharge. I plan on just using fleece liners.



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 14:14 PM   3
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it didn't stain the teenyfits, and i cleaned it up using a facecloth (or flannel if your posh) was super easy, other mums on the ward had cotton wool and seriously struggled, with the face cloth it came off no issues



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 14:45 PM   4
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Oh ya hospital provided fasewashers for nappy changes too. I really had it easy



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 15:16 PM   5
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It stained less than normal bf poo actually! I did use fleece liners and I totally second what the others said about cloth wipes being so much more effective than cotton wool for cleaning it!



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 15:49 PM   6
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No stains here either. Well, maybe a couple but they disappeared after a few washes with no need for sunning or stain removers (just my usual cold rinse, 1 tsp of Persil non-bio at 30 degrees with two extra rinses). I cut fleece liners for every nappy in anticipation of it as I'd read it stained horribly, but I quickly realised it wasn't necessary and then only used them with nappies that weren't stay dry on their own. I agree with skipping the cotton wool too - it gets stuck in the meconium so you end up with baby's bum still covered in poo with the lovely addition of fluff!



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 15:56 PM   7
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I'm definitely going to use disposable liners.



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2013, 22:48 PM   8
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Thanks ladies for tips. Will have to remember wipes as I live a very disposable world here. I'd be extremely surprised if any of the hospital staff had every seen or heard of cloth nappies!!



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2013, 02:52 AM   9
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I'm planning on using cloth from birth and after some research and asking around I conclude in these 2 good tips: paper liners in the diaper/nappy to avoid any bad staining (also to make sure baby is peeing enough since we will BF, we will be counting pees and poos), and rub baby's butt with something thick and oily like organic olive oil or clarified butter as soon as possible (before the first meconium poop comes) and apply regularly until the yellow mustard poop starts. The oil doesn't allow the meconium to stick on baby's butt and washing off becomes a breeze



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2013, 03:40 AM   10
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I'm planning on using cloth from birth and after some research and asking around I conclude in these 2 good tips: paper liners in the diaper/nappy to avoid any bad staining (also to make sure baby is peeing enough since we will BF, we will be counting pees and poos), and rub baby's butt with something thick and oily like organic olive oil or clarified butter as soon as possible (before the first meconium poop comes) and apply regularly until the yellow mustard poop starts. The oil doesn't allow the meconium to stick on baby's butt and washing off becomes a breeze
Great tips



 
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