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Flushable liners

Post by Mrs Floyd » Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:51 pm

I like to use flushable liners in the afternoon for my toddler (afternoon seems to be "the" time....). They are not necessary if the poo is solid, but if it's wet (which it often is), they make life much, much easier! Anyway, I am currently using the liners from Commonsense Organics in Wellington which retail for $8.95 for a 100. They seem to be doing what they are supposed to do well. I understand that the Nappy store in Johnsonville, Wellington also stocks flushable liners. Not sure on the price. Does anyone else use flushables and if so, where do you purchase them? How much are they and how do they perform?

(By the way, I'm interested in info from around NZ, not just Wellington!!)

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Post by Nikki » Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:31 pm

I also buy the flushable liners from Commonsense Organics which we have on the Coast - it is the cheapest I've come across. Ecostore ones are $9.95 and then there's postage unless you live in Auckland. I have seen liners listed on Trade Me, but by the time you add on the postage cost it actually works out a bit more expensive than the CO ones.

I do find the CO ones tend to rip a little more easier than the Ecostore ones (not a big deal though), but then from an environmental point of view this would be better I guess. I find I can get away with washing ones that have only had a wee on them, but they may or may not last that wash (my boy tends to poo between 3-5 times a day so I need to line every nappy).

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Post by Mrs Floyd » Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:05 pm

That's interesting about washing the "wee" ones - I must try it. (Anticipating the timing of the next poo is not an exact science!) :)

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Post by **sunshine** » Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:28 pm

I buy mine either from Baby Star(Wgtn) or The Nappy Store (J'Ville) for about $9.95 (for 100).

I used to use them in each and every nappy I used for the girls, but since I live in UH and we dont have a nappy shop/baby shop here, I just go without and rely on the microfleece liner. I much prefer having the liners though as I find Im doing a bit of the old scraping every now and then.

I also wash mine, if its a solid poo, I just roll it into the loo and wash the liner with the nappies, and if it had only been wee'd on, well that gets washed too. I find they wash up a couple of times before they fall apart.

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Post by LemonNZ » Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:34 am

We used to use ones from Nature Baby but that was until we found pocket nappies. Since then I have actually measured the dimension of the liners and cut microfleece liners instead.

These are nicer against skin, wick moisture better and best of all are one less consumable product to have to buy then dump.

Even with a child with Epilepsy who can sometimes have the most nasty "blow outs" I have never found that the fleece could not be held over the toilet and if needed hold onto a corner and flush to the running water rinses it clean. (Just remember to have a smaller bucket beside the loo to save dripping throught he house).

On my wish list is a Little Squirt which would save me the bending over the loo.

So overall I would have to rate flushable liners a 5 for ease of use but a 0 for necessity.

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Post by Mrs Floyd » Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:49 pm

Thought I'd send an update on the flushable liners!

These have been going very well. They aren't necessary for the solid ones, but make the wet toddler ones much easier to deal with (especially as I prefer to dry pail). I've been sending the "wee" ones through the wash with the rest of the nappies as was suggested. This has worked fine - they come out a bit wrinkled but smooth out easily enough. One is now on its third use (i.e. has survived two wearings and two washes). The main advantage seems to be when a poo comes when we are out and about.

I'm still interested in the Little Squirt option though - fyi there's another thread on this in the washing section (I think!)

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Post by sarahw » Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:08 am

I find the flushables great for out and about, at Playcentre, and creche. Makes it much less scary for others to change my boy, and much less stressful in cramped public loos!

At home I usually use fleece, hemp or nothing.

I got my flushables from Babystar in Wgtn, and I see Snazzipants now stock them online. Still on our first roll (I wash and reuse wet liners, they usually last two washes)- great value!
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Post by Darny » Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:14 am

Just as an aside here, I always used the eco store flushable liners, and could get 2 or 3 washes out of wee only one. What I found I could do with them once they started to get abit raggedy was use them as wipes - they were about as good as toilet paper if you had a few of them, and they were softer.
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Post by sarahw » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:13 pm

Yes, I do this too!
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Post by jeshiko » Tue Sep 05, 2006 10:08 am

I used to use the bio-liners but changes to the popolini ones. They are MUCH better, come in a box which is easier and are cheaper too
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Post by j-j » Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:47 pm

I see that there are liners on here for $3.95 for 100 - postage costs $2 by the looks of it :)

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Post by karmiec » Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:57 am

I've just started a roll of the new 'softer' spunlace (?) flushable liners, which are made with some fancy water pressure and super soft... really nice for sore botties needing creams etc... They are narrower than the standard flushable wipes which I found suited my nappies better (ie: not hanging out the sides)

However the wet ones cannot go in the washing machines. It costs $99 to get a blocked pump in a washing machine repaired when a spunlace liner disintergrates on the first wash :? another three in the same wash are completely wasted too... I might try handwashing them but its not a job I look forward to.

I don't think I'll be buying another roll in a hurry but I will be using them for sore botties and the normal flushable liners the rest of the time.

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Post by Happy@home » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:17 pm

I had some arrived yesterday from Scarecrow farm- 200 for $13.90 I think 2 pks fitted into a $3.50 post bag. So now I have 400 liners and they are huge- good for nightime but I've cut some in half for his day naps.
They are bambino mio liners- from here-scroll down
http://www.scarecrowfarm.co.nz/index1.html

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Post by rangitotogirl » Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:12 pm

Aw thanks Rebecca. :oops: When you have the opportunity to use them properly are you able to let me know how easily they re-wash. I've still got to finish off two rolls of my other liners before I even get to try these out so that will be a long time.

JJ, do you know whether those Baby Online ones are flushable. They don't say they are, but they have other ones there that are listed as flushable.
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Post by sassydot » Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:09 pm

rangitotogirl wrote:Aw thanks Rebecca. :oops: When you have the opportunity to use them properly are you able to let me know how easily they re-wash. I've still got to finish off two rolls of my other liners before I even get to try these out so that will be a long time.

JJ, do you know whether those Baby Online ones are flushable. They don't say they are, but they have other ones there that are listed as flushable.


the cheap babyonline ones are NOT flushable. Ok you can flush them, but they're not 'flushable'

I use the ones at the top of that page, 120 roll for $9.95. they're lovely and thick, hold up to many washes (shrink a little but still do the job), and slightly absorbent so good for runny poos or whatever.
Because they're thick, they make good flushable wipes too! :wink:

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