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Thu Dec 22, 2011, 06:51 AM

 

What is the most frugal and environmentally sound way to handle baby poop?

or poppies as we call em..

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Reply What is the most frugal and environmentally sound way to handle baby poop? (Original post)
mdmc Dec 2011 OP
Little Star Dec 2011 #1
uppityperson Dec 2011 #2
Starboard Tack Dec 2011 #3
canoeist52 Dec 2011 #4
MADem Dec 2011 #5
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Response to mdmc (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 07:19 AM

1. Use latex gloves or your hands will stink?....



Cloth diapers are the most frugal and environmentally sound way.

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Response to mdmc (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 01:37 PM

2. I found soaking cloth diapers in water/nonchlorine bleach for a day really got rid of the poop

NON chlorine bleach is safe for septic systems.

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Response to mdmc (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 07:58 PM

3. Cloth diapers are what we always used

Some folk do the composting thing too, but I would study that carefully. This link might help.
http://www.alternet.org/environment/141718/your_crap,_our_compost:_turning_human_feces_into_fertile_soil/

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Response to mdmc (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 09:19 AM

4. I remember pulling them off the clothesline

on a cold day, laughingly stacking them neatly like boards in the basket. The one-layer ones were prone to this.

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Response to mdmc (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 03:16 AM

5. I'd say it depends on where you live--if water isn't an issue (drought, for example)

you might want to get a sprayer attachment for your toilet and toss the turds down the crapper, then spray your cloth diaper and stick it in a disinfectant solution before you wash them.

If water is an issue, there are some people who suggest that disposable diapers (the environmental kind that you can get at some of the more upscale stores like Whole Paycheck) are a better bet.

I read something a while back about people composting the poops and using them in the garden....but I dunno. I just can't wrap my head around that idea, though "night soil" isn't an oddity in Japan...

A couple of links:

http://www.sustainer.org/dhm_archive/index.php?display_article=vn321diapersed

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/the_green_lantern/2008/03/should_my_baby_wear_huggies.html

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Response to mdmc (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 03:59 PM

6. Why was this thread locked before?

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