• Kate from Cloth Tots

What to do with the number twos!

Updated: Oct 2, 2020

It's one of the first questions that come up when people learn that we use cloth nappies.


DID YOU KNOW... it shouldn't be that different from disposables as the directions actually specify you to dispose of poo into the toilet before binning the nappy. Plus, it's a bit kinder to the poor garbage men.


Firstly the easy part, newborn poop. Breastfed newborn poop is completely water-soluble and will come out in the prewash no dramas. For all you awesome formula Mummas, don't stress, all you need to do is remove any chunks and throw it in for the prewash as well. If you find you are getting staining, reach out to us to tweak your wash routine.


And beyond newborns, for the most part, cloth absorbs the moisture, making the solid stuff... well exactly that, even more solid. So it can be easier to flick it into the toilet.


For messier moments, there are a few options

  1. Liners - These are either reusable or disposable. The liquid passes through, leaving behind your number twos, and hey presto, dump it into the toilet and wash your liner, or dispose of it in the bin.