The diaper sprayer as a tool in cloth diapering is very much an American standard. It is not as commonly used worldwide and in some cases even prohibited. There are many situations in which you may find yourself unable to use a diaper sprayer, be it short or long term in nature. From camping trips to travel, dispoable diaper liners are an answer to this dilema.
What exactly is a disposable liner?
A disposable diaper liner is a thin barrier that is laid between your baby and their diaper. Is catches physical waste while allowing liquids to pass through. They come in a variety of materials ranging from vicose to bamboo and with a variety of attributes including some that are flushable or biodegradable.
How do I use them?
They are actually quiet simple-
1. Line your diapers – you can do this immediatly after washing right when you put your diapers away or grab them as you go. Simply lay the liner on top of the innermost layer of the diaper. If you use any kind of booster or doubler the liner goes on top.
2. Buisness as usual until the diaper is wet or soiled.
3. If baby simply wets the liner, toss it into a wash sack. How you handle the soiled liner will depend on your septic system. You can either shake off the liner and flush away the waste or dispose of it in your household waste. This should leave you with a diaper ready to be tossed in the pail. If some has gone around the liner, a gentle shake over the toilet usually removes any left over waste.
But doesn’t that defeat the purpose of reusable products?
Quiet the contrary, almost all disposable liners hold up to a few rounds of washing, even when not promoted in the product description. Simply toss wet liners in a wash sack with a zipper closure and wash with your normal diaper laundry and hang dry. You can continue to use them until visibile wear appears or they are soiled. Why the wash sack? Due to the size they can get sucked in and block your washer pump, washing any small items in a wash sack prevents this from happening.
Is it worth the cost?
Liners range in cost, they end up being anywhere from .05 -.08 each and are generally sold in rolls or boxes containing 100-200 liners. When you take into consideration that the wet liners can be reused in many cases up to 4 times, it ends up being a very low cost alternative to the diaper sprayer.
Are there any downsides?
Not all liners work well for all babies and some can shift around. Trial and error will help you find the liner that works best for your brand of diapers and your baby’s skin. Some companies do offer trial packs that come with a few liners from a variety of companies so that you have the ability to try the various brands without investing in full packages upfront.
Where do I find liners?
A variety of liners can be found on Amazon.com.
Bumpkins offers a biodegradable and flushable option. Sold in packs of 100.
Grovia offers a flushable option. Sold in packs of 200.
Bummies also offers a pack of 100.
That is just to name a few. Many CD companies are now offering disposable liners. You can save further by watching sales and stocking up once you find the brand you love.
Have you tried disposable liners? Did they work well for you and your baby? Is it an option you would consider full time?
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