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Old 09-10-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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Starting solids... when does poop become a problem?

Evening, all! Today my bitty bug began his first (enthusiastic) foray into Solid Food World. Apple slices, good heavens! Better gum them all to little drooly nubs!

I will admit, there is a selfish part of my brain that wants to delay solid food because Breastfed Poo Is Easy Yay. Comes right out in the wash, stains sun out in half an hour, and it doesn't stink like... well, like poo. But he has made it clear that we will be having More Food Please (forgive my excessive capitalizing, it's late. Just pretend I'm A. A. Milne, bless him.) and it's worth the hassle of solid food poops to see him get so excited.

So... when does the poop get stinky/gooey/hard to clean? Right now he's still mostly breastfed; he's had an apple slice to gum on the past couple of nights, and I think we'll try avocado tomorrow. I haven't noticed any changes yet, not that I expected any with the small amount of food he's getting.

I've got a couple of boxes of flushable liners that I got as shower gifts. When should I trot those out? Also, I've heard that if you use fleece-lined diapers the poo just shakes right off. Any experience with that? And, since I'm asking a bajillion questions... how much is it okay to leave? Is a quick shake over the toilet okay, or is it more of a buy-a-diaper-sprayer-and-get-it-spotless situation?

Thanks in advance, ladies! Y'all rock!

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Old 09-10-2012, 09:45 PM   #2
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So... when does the poop get stinky/gooey/hard to clean? Right now he's still mostly breastfed; he's had an apple slice to gum on the past couple of nights, and I think we'll try avocado tomorrow. I haven't noticed any changes yet, not that I expected any with the small amount of food he's getting.

First you will just see chunks of food in the EBF poo. Then gradually and/or suddenly, it will be... different. Then it gets smellier and possibly peanut buttery or claylike in texture. And once they start eating meat, it's all over. Full on poop.

I've got a couple of boxes of flushable liners that I got as shower gifts. When should I trot those out?
Whenever. Some even use them for EBF poo.

Also, I've heard that if you use fleece-lined diapers the poo just shakes right off. Any experience with that?
No but some poop is simply not shakeable, period. Fleece does make it easier to get off though. Terry is the worst!!!! (Like ME Sandys)

And, since I'm asking a bajillion questions... how much is it okay to leave? Is a quick shake over the toilet okay, or is it more of a buy-a-diaper-sprayer-and-get-it-spotless situation?
Depends on how good your wash situation is, and your pail odor situation. With hard water and a front loader, and an open hanging wet bag in LO's room, I rinse extremely thoroughly AND spray Bac out (and added bleach to my wash routine). But some just shake out what they can and call it a day with no issues. The lucky punks
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