Originally Posted by jenrett
Thanks for the suggestions! Our tap water also takes forEVER to heat up, otherwise I would probably just do that. I decided to give the Munchkin a try, but if it doesn't workout, I will try the Lionheart. I got the Munchkin for $5 on CL anyway, so I figured it was worth a shot....
I really like the idea of rolling the wipes, especially because I have a couple of different kinds of wipes, so I could pick which one to use. How many wipes would you say the Lionheart holds? I know it would depend on the wipe, but the Munchkin seems kind of small....
One question about using a wipe solution rather than just water....do you not have to do a wipe with plain water at the end? I'm still new to this, sorry
What's the purpose of the wipe solution?
I swore I wouldn't get one, either. My mom told me I *needed* one, so of course, I said no way. Then DD started howling when I used cold wipes with room temp water. So I got one, and totally love it. No leaks, no mold. I do have mine on a small folded towel, but only because it's on my dresser, which is new and still nice, just in case of leaks.
As far as how many wipes the Lionheart holds--well, it depends on the wipes. I have some Cotton Babies flannel wipes that are thin and roll really small, whereas my Thirsties Fab Wipes are thicker, and also my Kissaluvs terry knit wipes are thick. The Babykicks wipes are thinner (and oval, with huge tags that stick out, so I don't love those.) But I'd say, of all of those types, I can cram a good amount in there. At least enough for several days of diaper changes (at this stage, newborns would have more dipes, therefore more wipes.) I'm traveling now and don't have my warmer, so I can't count exactly.
As for solution, no, I don't wipe with water after. The olive/jojoba oils are natural, and there is not that much in the solution compared to how much water I use. Just a dollop of oil for about two cups of water maybe. It's just like moisturizer, only natural. The tea tree oil smells nice, is antiseptic, I believe, and the lavender smells yummy. (that spa scent) The solution helps gets her skin cleaner than just plain water, in my opinion, although I have used just plain water on occasion, and there is nothing wrong with it at all. It's definitely better than ANY sposie wipe!
It's easy and really good for the baby's bum. Our ped suggested cloth wipes with water to us in case of any diaper rash (which we've never had), and then we told her we always use cloth wipes! I love 'em, and would be upset if someone told me I had to give up my cloth.