Question about CDing from birth (meconium)

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  1. Tammy

    Tammy lovin' my THREE kidlets

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    I've noticed that a lot of people use disposables for the first few days until the meconium is gone... what will happen to my prefolds if we use them from day 1?

    Thanks :)

    Tammy
  2. EMTonya

    EMTonya learning....click...

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    i didnt have a problem W/ staining...
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    willowsmama New Member

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    nothing!lol the only thing that will happen is your pf's will be happy to be used instead of sitting in a drawer feeling punished.

    The staining from bf poo is much worse any meconium. But if you're worried you could use fleece scraps.
  4. Tammy

    Tammy lovin' my THREE kidlets

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    Thank you :) I'm not worried about staining... but I remembered meconium being so thick and awful that I was scared it wouldn't come out lol :) My DH thought meconium was like tar and wouldn't wash off, so I thought I should check first.

    So I guess we'll just use them from the start :)

    Tammy
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    my2girlz Amity's Focus Member

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    We didn't have any trouble with it. It doesn't last long anyway.
  6. Megmama

    Megmama Happy Happy Joy Joy

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    Oddly the meconium stains less readily than regular breastmilk poo..I am constantly sunning my diapers cuz of that...I had no problem using prefolds from day one, though you might have to fold them smaller due to the umbilical cord.
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    It is like tar. Dh describes it like trying to wipe road tar off a marshmellow.lol We just dumped it in the toilet, the rest washed out. You'll have no issues getting it off the babe's butt.lol
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    It will come out of the dipes in the wash, if not it will sun out.
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    Meconium wasn't ever a problem for us- it washed right out. Now those nice runny breastfed poops- those are a different story!
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    annb It's like herding cats.

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    Ditto what everyone else said! It washes out...
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    Linda Amity's Focus Member

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    Washes right ou!!!
    To get it off babes bottom, use some olive oil. You can just get a small fresh bottle and drop some onto the wipe or on babys skin and wipe. Dh thought it was a magic trick it worked so well.Olive oil will stain a tiny bit, bit it does wash and sun out. It decreases how much wiping you are doing.
  12. Tammy

    Tammy lovin' my THREE kidlets

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    Well these responses have made me very happy :) I think even DH is excited to use cloth lol... I used cloth with my dd from about 5-6 months, but this is his first baby and he thinks its pretty neat.
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    We used diaper service the first three months, so yes, we used them from the beginning, but didn't have to worry about staining

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