How do you stop kids using SOOO much loo paper!!

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14 years 11 months ago #18766 by Jan
Ok i have had enough! The amount of loo roll we go through a week is staggering! I have had talks with my 6yr old son and 10 yr old daughter, but they still use heaps!!! Im not sure who is the most prolific loo roll user...though i have my suspicions... but enough is enough...[:(!]

So any ideas how to stop this excess us of loo roll [:I]

I had thought of changing our nice soft paper to the stratchy stuff [}:)] but cant seem to find that any more...

Help!!!

Jan

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14 years 11 months ago #277886 by maggies mum
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Hide it, make 'em poop outside and use dick leaves!!

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14 years 11 months ago #277887 by maggies mum
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Oops!! That should say Dock!!!! :D:D:D:D

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14 years 11 months ago #277895 by Xartep
Yup we had that problem too.

Its the scrunching LOL, they don't like the idea that their hands are getting near the poop. So they reel off heaps of paper and scrunch it into a ball and dab, very waste full. Its also a time thing, scrunching is quicker than carefully wrapping or folding.

No doubt that comment will start a debate re the merits of scrunching via folding. LOL :D

Have you talked to them about where the paper goes, impact on the environment, and that they are killing trees and fishes? Sometime that helps.

Tell them that 4 sections is enough, and if you get something on your hands you wash them for a wee bit longer. Hard for the younger ones, but the ten year old should get it.

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14 years 11 months ago #277898 by Seaside
Ha, our boys have gone from the extreme when they were toddlers of throwing a whole roll down the dunny, to a stage (usually between the ages of 3 and 6) of not using any loo paper AT ALL. Makes the doing the laundry rather disgusting.

Sorry, that doesn't help your problem. How about getting a loo roll holder that doesn't turn very well, so it's more of an effort to get a big wad (rather than a loo roll holder like ours, where just a small push and half the paper's on the floor).

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14 years 11 months ago #277901 by DiDi
Hell this brings back memories. There were four of us and my Dad spat the dummy and said "You use four sheets for poos and 2 sheets for wees" - and we did! I have no idea how he would have known if we cheated but we didn't dare. Makes me grin now.

I am convinced there is less loo paper on a roll now as I live alone and still seem to get through it at a great rate of knots! Visitors too but jeez....

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14 years 11 months ago #277909 by Prim
I was going to say that the rolls seem to be shorter now, which is a bit frustrating!

Have you thought about investigating a flushable-type of wet wipe they could use for No 2s?

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14 years 11 months ago #277910 by Simkin
We had that problem, too. I could hear the roll going and going when I happened to be in the vicinity of the loo when one of our kids was in there. And it was blocked very ferquently.

We had a good talk to them telling them that next time the loo was blocked the culprit would have to do the cleaning. As that was yuckier than the possibility of getting poo on their hands our toilet rolls last a bit longer.

Also - yes - they have downsized the toilet rolls. Cotton Softs have 230 sheets, Purex have 220 and the budget brands have 200. They used to have 250. No wonder they now advertise big rolls with twice the number of sheets.

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14 years 11 months ago #277916 by jeannielea
I've thought about this too as my grandies use heaps when they're here. So I wondered if you can still get the box with separate pieces - surely the effort will deter them a bit? And although its a bit more expensive I make sure I've got the single layer ones when they're here!!

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14 years 11 months ago #277918 by Simkin
Oh, grandies often use heaps because they can't reach anymore so need a big ball of toilet paper[:I]

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14 years 11 months ago #277932 by LongRidge
Back in the good old days, when toilet paper was very expensive and newspaper very cheap, some mothers would cut the paper into pieces to use in the long-drop down the end of the garden. Threaten newspaper sheets if they cannot quickly come to terms with 2 for wee, 2+2+2 for poo.

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14 years 11 months ago #277937 by devan
Before you put it on the toilet roll holder, squash the roll so the cardboard bit isn't round anymore, it makes it harder to get the toilet paper cos it wont just spin off the roll.... and we all know how damn lazy kids are so it will require far too much effort to get lots of paper :D

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14 years 11 months ago #277944 by Seaside

LongRidge;258789 wrote: Back in the good old days, when toilet paper was very expensive and newspaper very cheap, some mothers would cut the paper into pieces to use in the long-drop down the end of the garden. Threaten newspaper sheets if they cannot quickly come to terms with 2 for wee, 2+2+2 for poo.


I had a flatmate that would do that (put newspaper in the lavvy) when it was his turn to buy the toilet paper. Ah the joys of student days when I (female) shared a house with 8 men. It was a mostly-engineering college.

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14 years 11 months ago #277966 by Stu_R
:) brave girl seaside :)
lol or was it brave flatmates to allow you to live there ? :) lol lol

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14 years 11 months ago #277973 by GloPony
:D :D I was going to mention my flatmate too Seaside! I don't know about training kids but I managed to train him not to use so much by giving him his own roll at the beginning of the week & hiding the rest.

Usually by about Wednesday, he'd be trying to find 'the stash' then he'd be bartering with us all for squares of loo paper. By Thursday, we'd making really good money! :D [;)] :p

It took him awhile to fully appreciate the meaning of rationing but meantime, we were making enough dosh out of him to bulk buy toilet rolls & buy luxuries with the groceries.

By week 4 or 5, he fell off the wagon & then mutinied & resorted to using his Soccer Express magazines. That only lasted a week or so 'cause (in his words) he "hated wiping his arse on his heroes & he'd used all the pages with the shit teams on".

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