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I would like to talk to you, today, about a concept that can strike both joy and fear into the hearts of parents everywhere.
It is the ultimate “double-edged-sword” of the parenting world.
Much like other double-edged-swords, such as sarcastic comments about your friend’s parenting style or all-you-can-eat tacos, it can lead to feelings that are both profoundly positive and undeniably negative.
I am talking, of course, about the dreaded “p-word”: play dates.
Now, new parents out there may be raising their eyebrows or yelling at their computer screen.
But, chances are, most veteran Mamas and Papas are on the same page as I am.
Either way, let me explain myself.
Play dates have the potential to be a magical and amazing experience. They allow parents, who have a tendency to pour all of their time and attention into their kids, a chance to connect with other parents.
This means that you get to talk about things other than trucks or Peppa Pig and use words that are longer than two syllables.
You can also commiserate with other parents about the triumphs and terrors of raising offspring.
Your baby can socialize with other youngsters and learn some valuable social skills that will make them seem less like they have been raised by wolves.
It CAN be wonderful.
But it can also leave you feeling a little more like this:
These highly scheduled moments can come attached to some crazy pressure.
What if you and the other moms don’t get along? What if your baby and the other babies don’t get along?
And heaven forbid you decide to host this soirée.
You will have to figure out a way to remove the fossilized Cheeto dust from the window where your baby likes to stand.
Shave the dog so he doesn’t shed everywhere before everyone arrives.
Make some Pinterest worthy snacks for both the babies and the moms.
The list of things that could go wrong is both endless and daunting.
Now imagine, if you will, that you are in the thick of one of these play dates.
You still aren’t sure how this one is going to go, but you are impressing the other moms with some conversation about your decision to cloth diaper.
At a usual playdate, the other mom’s make you feel like you are living on the verge of doing permanent damage to your child at any moment.
Like, come on. How is it not acceptable to feed your kids chicken nuggets three nights in a row when you have a cold Stacey?
You think I’m gonna make kale chips when my face looks like I barely survived the final fight scene from a Rocky movie?
But this time, you’ve got them. They are buying in. Eating out of the palm of your hand.
They are in awe of your commitment to saving the planet and your hard earned money.
You are playing it off like it is the easiest, most amazing thing in the world.
You think to yourself, “I have done it, this is going to be one of the good play dates.”
And then it happens. Your little one decides to, literally and metaphorically, drop a deuce all over your good time.
The other parents raise their eyebrows and you can see the second edge of that damn sword (and their judgement) flash before your eyes.
You freeze and every eye in the room is on you.
The atmosphere in the room noticeably changes. You suddenly feel like bomb tech being watched anxiously by a group of onlookers who don’t have time to flee.
Luckily, you have a secret weapon that is going to make the nuclear disaster in your baby’s diaper seem like no big deal at all.
Your Lil Helper flushable liners are going to help you show these other parents that, unlike these stupid play dates, cloth diapering is most certainly not a double-edged sword.
Best of Both Worlds: These handy little devils mean that you can enjoy both the convenience of disposables and the benefits of cloth. They protect your lovely cloth liners from poop or diaper creams and can then be flushed away. No muss, no fuss.
Easy Poop Cleanups: Diaper sprayer, scrubbing poop, dunking/rinsing not required.
With these babies, simply lift out, flush away, and wash your hands of the situation. Seriously. I mean they help with the mess A LOT but you should probably still wash your hands.
Essential for On-the-Go: While these liners would be a welcome addition to your home routine, they really shine when you are out and about. Mostly because they save you carrying around a bag of poop. ‘Nuff said.
Perfect Size: 7 in x 11 in (18 cm x 28 cm). While, of course we would love to see everyone using these liners in nothing but our super awesome charcoal cloth diapers, we know that spreading the love is also important. Therefore each of our liners fits comfortably into any cloth diaper.
So, the next time your mixed emotions about leaving the house for a play date have you waffling between sprinting for the car and barricading your front door, remember that our Flushable Liners can help take some of the awkward out of your day.
I find it also helps to remember that, at most of these things, there is at least coffee... if not wine.
I started using these because my son has a wetness sensitivity. His bum would be red and look irritated before, since using them we have had no issues and no red looking bum. I fold them in half in the front section . Been a great addition to our diapering. Ashley on 12th Jan 2020
We love that this fits the Lil helper diapers so well- good coverage side to side and top-bottom. We never had any problems with this shredding in the diaper. Necessary in our household as hubby prefers to change cloth diaper if there's a liner (lol). We have tried one other disposable liner as it was cheaper but it didn't fit very well and it was more time consuming with me trying to fold it or cut it to make it fit. Unknown on 4th Jan 2020
We started using Lil Helper disposable liners a little late in the game, but now we hate sending our youngest to daycare without them. When we ran out recently, we tried another brand, but quickly went back to Lil Helper. We just wish they were a little bit longer to catch as much poop as possible while snapping them in to keep them in place! Kelly M on 8th Dec 2019
We absolutely love how soft these liners are ! I have tried other brands and I love how well these fit multiple brands of diapers and how soft these are ! Other brands were hard and did not feel flushable (though they were advertised as flushable). I love these and will never go back! Unknown on 20th Nov 2019
My husband was against re usable diapers because he didn’t want to tough the poop. These liners mean that he doesn’t have to scrape poop or even touch it. He just puts the diaper right over the genie and only has to touch a corner of the liner to put it in. It controls most of the poop (our son is a blowout king) and absorbs some of the pee. They also stick to the diaper really well and means that it doesn’t move all over the place before you get the diaper on. Highly recommend to make things easier ! Hayley on 31st Oct 2019
I've been using these liners since my little one was born and as solid foods begin to make up most of his diet, these liners are a necessity. I probably would have called it quits with cloth diapers at this point if it weren't for these liners. Love them!! Katrina on 26th Feb 2019
I tried these liners out to see what the hype was about and OMG! Amazing!! They are so helpful in keeping the mess of the inserts!! All the poop goes onto the liner and you just bunch it up and throw it away!! Love these liners! Maria on 11th Jan 2019
These liners are SO great at catching poop and keeping the diaper inserts and diaper cover clean! Great size that covers the entire diaper insert, and easily flushable. Makes cloth diapering much easier too! Sara on 27th Nov 2018
These are huge in a good way! I was skeptical about the claims of not having to spray my diapers but for the most part I don’t! I’ve only had to spray 2 so far along the leg hole! I ordered more right away! Alicia C on 20th Nov 2018
I recently purchased these liners and OMG I am in love. It makes cleaning up a lot easier. They are the perfect size as they cover the entire diaper are compared to other brands. I will definitely buy these again. Unknown on 7th Aug 2018
We really like the inserts- makes diapering and dealing with number 2's so much easier!! Only suggestion would be to offer a shorter version for newborns that only use 1 insert so it doesn't have to be folded. sarah on 2nd Jul 2018
Love the liners!I am a first time mom having the liners help a lot on clean up.It keeps everything so much easier to work with. I don't recommend to flush it out even it is flushable as it might cause some clog to your toilet. Eugenia P on 17th Apr 2018
Now that we have started solids we use a liner in every diaper. Makes it SO much easier - just toss the liner and poop in the toilet and flush. No scraping, spraying, or swishing. Best. Thing. Ever. Dawn on 23rd Mar 2018
We purchased these originally and LOVED them!!!
Then realized you can buy a similar product another place and it's a dollar or so cheaper..."que 'you-are-running-upstairs-with-a-killer-in-the-house' music...BIG MISTAKE! HUGE!....Many, many, MANY poop overflows and sun bleaches later our covers are FINALLY back to their pristine snowy whiteness and we will never make the same mistake again!
These are at least 2-3 INCHES wider than the best reviewed product on Amazon AND LONGER! They fully cover your insert and the legs of your cover. Absolutely the best bang for your buck!
*Go out the front door silly, scared crapless blonde girl...it's right there!!!* *eye roll* Paige "Lil Helper Loving Mama of Twins on 17th Feb 2018
solved my only objection to cloth diapers- scraping poop into the toilet :)
like the fact it is bamboo and flushable. Used other brands, but this is a nice size which covers the whole diaper and able to contain a decent volume!
highly recommend! Unknown on 2nd Oct 2017
Awesome helps keep the mess off the diaper Roberta on 8th Mar 2017
good size and solid. However, I wouldn't flush them. Put one through the wash with my diapers and it was as good as new after. Definitely would clog up plumbing. Unknown on 19th Jan 2017
I love the flushable liners. I can just take it off the liner and straight into the toilet making much less mess on the liner. They are wide enough to have full coverage. Esther on 3rd Nov 2016
Has helped keep the cloth diapers clean and makes clean up very easy. Highly recommended!! Unknown on 6th Sep 2016
Love these liners, they are so handy for when you are on the go! (Or if you are like me and want to cheat and be lazy!) Kathryn Boyle on 7th Jul 2016