I will get back to deeper blog topics, I promise, but I could not let this subject go without making a comment.
I’ve really tried not to be judgmental, really I have. But can we just talk about what a “family cloth” is and how uncomfortable it makes me.
“The family cloth” is a reusable alternative to toilet paper, made of rags, old t-shirts, sewn fabric, or purchased cloth wipes. They are mostly used for wiping pee, but some families use them for poop and periods. “
Just stop right there.
I just can’t even believe this.
I realize we all want to be eco-friendly but can we agree just for a moment that this kind of crosses the line? Even the hippie line?
Mother Earth will forgive us for using toilet paper, right? She has to!
Oh please Lord do not let me visit a friend that makes me use their family cloth. Because honestly, what proof do I have that these cloths have been properly bleached and boiled over 200 degrees?
So many family cloth users say “it’s really no big deal”.
The same cloth that dad is using to wipe his bum today is the same cloth mom used for her period last week?!
I’m disgusted. Horrified actually.
We do have other options but seriously, toilet paper is just not that expensive.
Here is a link to a bidet attachment sold on Amazon. It’s $25 and has a 4.5 star rating.
Astor Bidet Fresh Water Spray Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment CB-1000
And here is probably my favorite article on why you shouldn’t use a family cloth, if you are still not convinced. Lots of great information.
And if you still want to use those cloths because of finances please start a gofundme, I’ll donate. I promise.
<okay, rant over. I’ll get back to my usual posts>