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Old 09-06-2011, 12:19 PM   #1
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A new way to get poop off? Will it damage diaper?

Hi,

Sorry, this is kinda gross.

I'm not a fan of spraying, spatulas/scraping seems to smoosh more into the diaper, and dunking/swishing/fllushing doesn't get it all. So...can I use a toothbrush (obviously designated ONLY for diapers) to gently brush off poop under water? It worked really well getting the gussets clean. I just want to make sure I'm not damaging the fleece fibers or anything.

I've just switched to BG 4.0s, Thirsties, and PFs if it matters.

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Old 09-06-2011, 12:24 PM   #2
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Re: A new way to get poop off? Will it damage diaper?

I was about to go brush my teeth.... O_O
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I don't see why not. My diaper sprayer hooked to the toilet is the only thing I use.. Everything else, is gross, to me. Lol! Then u have to sanitize the toothbrush, where will u put it?
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:27 PM   #4
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Re: A new way to get poop off? Will it damage diaper?

Lol, since your toothbrush isn't used on diapers, I think you're good to go.

I figure it's like a toilet bowl brush--use it, rinse it, put it brush-down in container, replace occasionally. Do you sanitize your sprayer each time? I didn't like the sprayer because I know that offspray got on the sprayer and everywhere else. I'm not trying to be rude, it's just I don't think this is that much dirtier than other methods. If I put a bleach solution in the bottom of the brush cup that could work, but I don't want to get the bleach on my diapers.
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Re: A new way to get poop off? Will it damage diaper?

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Lol, since your toothbrush isn't used on diapers, I think you're good to go.

I figure it's like a toilet bowl brush--use it, rinse it, put it brush-down in container, replace occasionally. Do you sanitize your sprayer each time? I didn't like the sprayer because I know that offspray got on the sprayer and everywhere else. I'm not trying to be rude, it's just I don't think this is that much dirtier than other methods. If I put a bleach solution in the bottom of the brush cup that could work, but I don't want to get the bleach on my diapers.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:44 PM   #6
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Re: A new way to get poop off? Will it damage diaper?

Hmm..that's interesting. Isn't that potty pal bucket easier? This just seems like it would wash and dry it each time or set it in its own bucket after using. Do you have one?
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Re: A new way to get poop off? Will it damage diaper?

I think it's a good idea and I would totally do it and I just may! but personally, I will just have to be super diligent about putitng the brush up high after i'm done using it so that no little hands think it might be fun to play with, eek!! I always am looking for new uses for expired toothbrushes, so I think you are onto something.
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Thanks, madiganandpupsmom! Yea, definitely have to keep it put away. The bathroom I do our diapers in is not a place my son has access to, so no prob here.
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Re: A new way to get poop off? Will it damage diaper?

I have seen a few diapers with instructions specifically to NOT use a toothbrush on, I think it was goodmamas? This was a while ago. But I don't see how it would be any worse than scraping with a spatula. I used that method for a while. Our new house has an awesome utility sink in the garage... so I just shake off solids then give it a good rinse in the sink so that way NO POOP makes it anywhere near my washer, LOL.
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Re: A new way to get poop off? Will it damage diaper?

Do the disposable liners work at all? The ones that come in rolls?
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