You see.. I have always wanted to share about what I am about to write the minute I learned about it. However, it tends to slip away (more than 6 years now) for some reason.. something very very remeh I would say actually.. but if you do it, it would be very thoughtful of you. That is how I see it if I have to put it in one sentence. This post is about *drum roll* how (I think) best to clean your toddler when he or she pooped. Hihihi. Yup! Seriously!! :-p
When we were in OZ.. I guess most parents there including myself used the wipes to clean our toddlers. Not only when we were out shopping or travel but I was in the same habit even when we were at home too. I would say probably because of the condition i.e. no tap in their toilet and when it was winter, we would as much as possible hate to go to the bathroom. Hihihi
Anyway, when we returned to Malaysia, my mother-in-law suggested something as I described above - thoughtful - when I was cleaning Jia's poo. I am pretty sure some thoughtful moms have done it too. But if you haven't I would suggest you give it a try especially if your toddler is able to stand and sit on their own. Hihi
So here goes;
Step 1: After confirming that your toddler has pooped, make your way with your child to the toilet with his/her towel.
Step 2: For this second step.. it would be easier if your toddler poopy is all nicely 'figured' (type 4) not that 'mushy' type kind of poo (type 5 or type 6). What you should do is, after carefully removing the strap, slowly bring up the soil nappy up to drop the poo into the toilet bowl (yup, that's why I said it would be easier for the type 4 not the latter :-p). Usually, I tried to 'push' as much poo as possible into the toilet bowl. As my mother-in-law has put it, this way, we are helping the garbage truck man by reducing their burden handling smelly nappies. :-)
Step 3: After carefully fold and strap the soil nappy and telling your toddler how smelly his/her poopy was, carefully carry your toddler and put him/her on the toilet bowl. If your child still could not balance on their own, support your toddler with your thigh.
Step 4: Open the tap and wash your toddler there on the toilet bowl. Yup, just like how we adult do! This way, you don't need to clean the toilet floor every time you wash their poo. Kan kita nak ambil wudu' and all kan kan kan. ;-)
Step 5: Wrap your toddler with his/her towel and throw the soil nappy. By the way, if you tied the soil nappy in a plastic bag (the small plastic bag which you get when buying kuih-muih comes really handy here) will help to reduce the foul smell from coming out from the garbage.
There you have it.. a simple step-by-step cleaning poo trick. Simple sangat kan! It's Fatihah's turn now. Hihihi ;-)