Mum sparks furious debate after ditching toilet paper: 'Dirty'

The mum has shocked followers with her toilet paper alternative.

A mum has sparked fierce debate online after she revealed she no longer uses toilet paper after going to the bathroom.

In a TikTok, the mum explained she chose to ditch toilet paper for environmental reasons and showed off a basket in the bathroom with squares of cloth instead.

"This is a basket of clean wipes mostly flannel cut from old Christmas pyjamas," she said.

"When I use the bathroom I let the bidet do all the heavy lifting, pat dry with a clean wipe, and then put the used wipe in this bin which will eventually go into the laundry."

The mum told her followers no wipe was ever reused for multiple bathroom sessions until it had been cleaned, saying: "That would be disgusting."

"I personally love cloth toilet paper because it's sturdier and softer on my bum," she added.

Some followers were shocked by the woman's toilet paper alternative.

The woman explained she uses old flannel pyjamas as toilet paper. Source: TikTok
The woman explained she uses old flannel pyjamas as toilet paper. Source: TikTok

"Nope. Still poop left. I'm not sticking that in my washer," one said.

"You couldn't pay me to do this," another claimed.

"You do you but even touching that after I know someone else wiped with it makes me feel so dirty," a third added.

"Nooooooooo. All those germs are going into your washer, living there, spreading to ALL laundered items," a follower stated.


Others however praised the mum for her environmentally savvy idea.

"OK in addition to a bidet it makes sense. Without I couldn't really feel like you could properly clean the cloths," a comment read.

"I will never go back to TP. Cloth is so much comfier and does a great job of drying after a bidet," another defended the mum.

"Love this idea," a follower added.

According to Sustainability Victoria, regular toilet paper is made from virgin fibres by cutting down trees.

"Every year thousands of trees are lost unnecessarily to create products like toilet paper – an estimated 22 billion rolls in Europe alone," the website states.

"If you use regular toilet paper you are literally flushing trees down the toilet, and so-called 'flushable' wet wipes are no better."

The website adds however recycled toilet paper is made from 100 per cent post-consumer waste, including office paper and textbooks.

"Choosing recycled toilet paper also saves energy, since the production of paper and cardboard products made from recycled paper uses 50 per cent less energy and 90 per cent less water than making them from raw materials."

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