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Mom Confessions: I Use My Kid's Flushable Toilet Wipes

by Sheri Reed on July 10, 2009 at 7:00 AM

mom confessionsIt's time for a Mom Confession — because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.

This Week's Confession:

I use my kid's flushable toilet wipes.

We bought some of those flushable Kandoo toilet wipes for our toddler son who was, well, not doing a very good wipe job on his own. They work marvelously, and we always keep a supply on the back of the toilet for him.

One afternoon, I was using the toilet and realized we were out of toilet paper, and there was none in the cupboard either. So I reached for one of my son's wipes. Well, it was pretty nice — all moist and soft, and I felt so clean! Now I use his wipes the time. -- anonymous

Question: Do you ever wish you had a career or something of your own outside the home?
  1. Yes, I am a SAHM and always hope to find a career I love. 45%
  2. Sometimes, but there will be time for that when the kids are older. 35%
  3. Never, I am fulfilled staying home with my kids. 8%
  4. I'm a SAHM, but I also have something of my own (explain below). 3%
  5. I like my job, but I still wish I could be a SAHM. 5%
  6. I work, and I still long for something more fulfilling for myself. 1%
Total Votes: 164
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We all have secrets and opinions — so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgemental!

Past Confessions:

I'm Going to Disney Without My Children

I Bribe My Children

I Hate Reading Children's Books

I Sleep Naked With My Toddler

I Hate My Neighbor's Kid

I Don't Like to Play

I Sleep While My Kid Is Up

My Kid Watches TV Up Close

I Let My Toddler Play Outside Alone

I Turn My Kids Over to A Mom I Just Met

My Toddler Wears Crude T-Shirts

I Let My Toddlers Climb Play Equipment Unassisted

My Kids Go to Sleep After Midnight

I Let My Toddlers Go Naked in Public

I Throw Away My Kid's Artwork

I Paid $22 for My Son's Haircut

My Toddlers Eat Pizza for Breakfast

I'm Dying My Toddler's Hair

I Leave My Toddler Alone in the Bath

Our Children Aren't Invited to Our Wedding

I Scold Other People's Kids

I'm on Vacation, But My Kid Is Still Going to Day Care

I Favor My Older Child

I Let My Toddler Eat Food Before Paying for It

I Find Excuses to Send My Kids to Bed Early

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Comments

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  • Nika75
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    Nika75

    July 10, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    They make adult flusable wipes too!  We've been using those in our household for a couple years! 


  • mmmom...
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    mmmommy0207

    July 10, 2009 at 10:54 AM

    Are these things septic safe? I've just started potty training, and I don't want to screw anything up!

    And yes, we've been known to use the "grown up baby wipes" LOL


  • RanaA...
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    RanaAurora

    July 10, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    We can't flush ANYTHING other than maybe 4-5 sheets of toilet paper at a time.  However, we still keep wipes in the bathroom.  They're for everyone.  I'm sorry, but you can't get really clean with just dry paper... and as a woman, a quick cleansing wipe can be refreshing since - let's face it - our parts can get kind of gross.

    (Note:  Just because stuff says 'septic safe' doesn't mean you should flush it.  It can still clog your toilet, the entrance to the septic tank, and the pipes.)


  • auror...
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    aurorabunny

    July 10, 2009 at 8:20 PM

    Those things are yucky, we don't use 'em.


  • lisay...
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    lisayoung247

    July 10, 2009 at 8:22 PM

    I used to feel bad at first when i used my kids wipes.  But i have to agree.  They do feel oh so good on the rear.  I also agree that it is a lot more sanitary....i always use wipes on my son because i used to wipe his rear and saw what was going to be left behind if i didnt use the wipes. 

    I like getting the kids wipes better than the adults wipes.  They feel nicer and (not like you scent matters with where you are cleaning) the kids wipes have a fresher and prettier scent than the adults.


  • Leesh...
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    Leeshamak

    July 11, 2009 at 7:34 AM

    I'd rather they use a flushable wipe in the bathroom than *ahem* it showing up in the laundry! You know you agree;) lol!


  • Seren...
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    Serendipitydoo

    July 13, 2009 at 12:28 AM

    nothing compares to being so fresh and so clean clean ;)


  • payto...
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    paytonleximomma

    July 13, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    I love using them.  My 7 yr DD is the only one who doesnt use them.  I use them and so does 3 yr DS and hubby.  DS wont let us use toliet paper cause he doesnt like how rough it is.  If he has me wipe him he always say's "Mommy use the soft stuff. "  I feel so much more clean using the wipes.


  • angel...
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    angelica02985

    July 13, 2009 at 4:39 PM
    Toilet wipe mom here!
  • Mommy...
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    Mommy2Mal

    October 31, 2009 at 9:53 PM

    We use the adult wipes for my potty training DD, (and I just read this to my husband because I thought it was hilarious, and he admitted to using them too. lol) and I use them when mother nature makes her visit. Any more often and I feel guilty for using DD's stuff. lol

    Although... now that I know I'm not the only one, I don't think I'll feel so bad. lol


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