Using cloth diapers at daycare is a great way to save even more money and keep your baby comfortable . We have been cloth diapering at daycare for over three years and it's something that is part of our normal routine. When I talk to new moms who are going back to work, I always suggest checking out the possibility of using cloth at daycare. Recently, I heard a new mom complaining that her daycare was really making it difficult to use cloth diapers. She explained that, "They are not dumping the poop!"Dumping poop in a daycare center might not be practical because of limited resources, classroom set up, or standards of care. Our first daycare center had a small changing area in the infant room. There was a simple changing table and sink, but no toilet. To dump poop, the diaper needed to be taken to an entirely different room (not happening). Infant poop also isn't very dump-able. Infant poop is usually somewhere between a liquid and a solid and it really requires a sprayer to get the poop off the diaper (or if the infant is exclusively breastfeeding, then the poop dissolves away in the washing machine). Without a sprayer, there isn't much that a daycare center can do with the diaper besides roll it up and send it home. Even when it is a plunk-able poop, some daycare centers still do not dump poop. This also makes sense: what if the teacher missed the toilet during dumping and had to spend extra time cleaning up? Some centers are more than willing to use cloth diapers, but feel that the potential risk of extra mess from poop-flushing is not something they support.
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