When washing nappies in the toilet it's always nice to have a distance increaser, or, to give it it's Latin name: A Pair of Tongs.
They keep your hands away from the juice found in toilets and allow movement of nappies without the brown tipping of fingers.
These can be made out of wood, and when made quickly out of offcuts of wood and a homemade hinge (old PC case) they tend to be crap.
When remade (from the same materials) they can be a lot better.
Special slider that stops the ends from missing as the tongs twist:
DIY hinges as the hinge pot was empty (made from old PC case sheet material):
In between the wooden bits, there's a spring, held captive by the slider:
It works a lot better.