Liner Notes

February 5th, 2010 by Dionna | 20 Comments
Posted in Just for Fun/Miscellaneous, natural parenting

Ever since Kieran went from runny-breastfed-poo to eating-real-food-so-more-substantial-poo, we have used liners on our cloth diapers (this is one brand we particularly like).

After several interesting diapers this week (the menu has included homemade split pea soup, frozen blueberries, and something with corn in it), I had a thought:

am I the only person who would find it highly amusing to have a weekly featured post entitled . . .


“Liner Notes”

You could even set it to music based on what meal inspired the subject of each post.

Tom told me posting pictures would be going too far though.


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20 Responses to:
"Liner Notes"

  1. Setting it to music might be going too far as well ;)

  2. Amber   AmberStrocel

    These are often much funnier and more interesting to us than to others, and I say this from experience. Other people really DON’T want to hear about what happens to (theoretically) pre-digested peas in my washing machine, no matter how entertaining it is to me.

    Which makes me think, I really should try out some diaper liners, too.

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      Have you ever noticed how raisins reconstitute? I think that is by far the most interesting discovery yet from our parenting stint.

      • Heather   xakana

        Really? Raisins come out the same as they started with Naomi.

        What kind of liners do you use?

      • Dionna   CodeNameMama

        Heather – we really like those Kushie liners I linked to. They can be washed and reused at least one or two times if they don’t go down the toilet with poo.

        And Tammy, yes, I did know that word :p

  3. Did you even know the word reconstitute before that discovery?

  4. How did your comment end up above mine?

    What about smell? This is actual real curiosity. Has the smell changed significantly since breastfed poo?

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      I have no idea! Strange.
      Yes, food poo STINKS. Blech.

      • Heather   xakana

        Naomi’s poo stunk before the food. *sigh* Poor GI problem kid. I miss breastfed-smelling poo. Although, the food poo was even worse, not that I knew it could be ;)

  5. DT

    She’s thousands of miles away, and you guys still find a way to gross me out with your conversations.

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      Wait – you’re grossed out? I thought all guys were inherently fascinated with poop. ;)

  6. Jenn-O

    Are these liners soft? The ones I used before felt like dryer sheets. Haven’t tried any since but my little one has been making some messes lately, not much fun when you have to wipe it out of the washer. I’ve tried to stay away from feeding him anything with mushrooms. yuck!

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      Thank you for stopping by Jenn :) These liners are not the softest, but we’ve tried several brands and the soft ones will not hold up to washing. It’s a tradeoff. We like the reusable aspect, and they don’t seem to bother Kieran at all (and he’s pretty vocal about his diaper area – whenever we try to put a disposable on him he says “cloooooooooooth mama! cloooooooooooth!” ;))

  7. DT, you mean to tell me there’s something about Kdog that doesn’t interest you? I think that makes me the better of the two tíos.

  8. I think you would have an audience for such a blog – totally separate from this one. You could even have guests submit blogs and mystery liner days. My second child has been obsessed with blueberries from the day she started eating food. Blueberry poo is one of the WORST! The smell…oh my, the smell….

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      HA! Yes we are intimately familiar with blueberry poo – they are one of Kieran’s favorites.

  9. Mammapie   Rainbowsouffle

    Wait. WhY’s the point of using a liner if you’re reusing it? Why not just wash the diaper if you’re washing the liner…?

    • Dionna   CodeNameMama

      It’s only getting reused if it is a wet (not poopy) diaper. If it’s poopy, the liner usually gets dumped right in the toilet with the poo. See?

      (And I personally don’t use the liners about 75% of the time – they are more for hubby’s benefit. I don’t have as much trouble getting poo off a diaper and into the toilet, but since he’s on board the cloth diaper train, I’ll help accommodate him.)

  10. Andrea

    Do you use the liners with diaper cream? We have some homemade fleece ones we use to keep from staining our diapers, but Elliot started to daycare today and I’m sending the disposible liners to encourage the cloth diaper usage. It’s like starting back to work all over again, only this time he’s not with a trusted friend and I can’t see him over my lunch break. Needless to say, a tough day.

  11. Dionna   CodeNameMama

    :( Hugs mama
    Honestly, I’ve used diaper cream a handful of times (Desitin, because that’s what I got at the baby shower) & Aquafor (sp?) a little more often when he gets a red bum (after eating citrus or tomatoes usually), and we have never had a problem with the diapers. Then again, I don’t smear it everywhere, it’s pretty much just right there in between his little cheeks.
    But to answer your question, yes – I think the liners would do a good job of keeping cream off the fabric. They really don’t slide around much, and you can try different types. We have one roll that the sheets are pretty big, you could basically cover the entire interior of the diaper if you so chose. (We cut them in half.)

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