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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Do you used cloth wipes or disposable wipes?  If you use cloth did you buy the cloth wipes or make your own?  If you made your own what did you use?  If you use cloth, what type of "solution" do you use?  Any other details that you could share to help me decide if I should rid myself of this horrible baby wipe problem I have (ie. use them like they're going out of style, ugh!).

post #2 of 18

We use cloth wipes - we have a dozen organic whatevers from Green Mountain but the rest are cut up cotton cloths from some local "pañales" we got at the store here.

 

For solution we use water and some drops of Dr. Bronner's in a spray bottle. So far so good!

 

It's nice to not be throwing away wipes all the time. I can see how that would add up!

post #3 of 18

i use cloth wipes but for this babe i got a wipe warmer- hands down best purchase. I use a squirt of organic baby soap ( I have a few different brands so it varies) mixed with water, add the cloth wipes to the warmer and that's it. Oh, i also prefer velour wipes. http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/other.htm in my diaper bag i have used these for years with the box http://www.babybunz.com/Baby-Bunz-Terry-Cloths.html and i have a wipe spray from sheepishgrins to use along with them http://punkinbutt.com/product_info.php?products_id=143

 

 

post #4 of 18

I use cloth wipes.  Definitely easier cuz I don't have to have a separate garbage for them.  I also use a wipes warmer although I just put water with a wipes cube (love WeeEssentials on Etsy) and dip the wipes as I need them.

 

For wipes, my favorite materials are flannel/velour and flannel/sherpa.  We also really like regular washcloth material (terry cloth).  My favorite seller for cloth wipes is Quilter's Nappies on Hyena Cart.

post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by rducky View Post

I use cloth wipes.  Definitely easier cuz I don't have to have a separate garbage for them.  I also use a wipes warmer although I just put water with a wipes cube (love WeeEssentials on Etsy) and dip the wipes as I need them.

 

For wipes, my favorite materials are flannel/velour and flannel/sherpa.  We also really like regular washcloth material (terry cloth).  My favorite seller for cloth wipes is Quilter's Nappies on Hyena Cart.

how does that work with cubes? i guess i'm not sure what a wipe warmer is. i should google... how do you use these soap cubes? per how much water? how long do they last? interesting!
 

 

post #6 of 18

I have those same cubes too- I dissolve mine in a measuring cup ( I don't measure it though) with hot water and then add it to the wipe warmer, stick the wipes in and there. I also love those quilters wipes and have a bunch of those too. I keep about 4 dozen or so wipes on hand and so every few days have to refill the warmer (of course washing the wipes with nappies too).

A wipe warmer is a container used to hold wipes (they sell one for cloth wipes and one for dispos wipes) and you plug cord into the wall and then end of cord into the container- keeps wipes warm and ready to use.

 

post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks, Ladies!  A lot to think about here. Anyone else? orngbiggrin.gif

post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by rducky View Post

For wipes, my favorite materials are flannel/velour and flannel/sherpa.  We also really like regular washcloth material (terry cloth).  My favorite seller for cloth wipes is Quilter's Nappies on Hyena Cart.



I had no idea wipes could be so nice. Poor Arlo and his ragged collection of cut up bum rags. I will invest in a few softer wipes soon... thanks for the recommendations!

post #9 of 18
I just throw the cubes right in the warmer with hot water. Instructions say 1-2 cubes per cup of water but I use a bit less. Still smells good, cleans the bum and they'll last a little longer!
post #10 of 18

I got a cloth wipe "kit" at our local cloth diaper store, and it came with a "clean oil" and a "dirty oil"  I can't remember all the ingredients of the clean oil, it has some kind of scent, but I know it has tea tree oil in it

post #11 of 18

I love cloth wipes, think they get baby's butt much cleaner. I just keep mine in plain water in a wipe warmer. I didn't know about the cubes I see mentioned here...maybe I will check them out... is it some kind of soap?

post #12 of 18

ok logistical help needed here...

 

i have cotton clothes i spray with a bottle to moisten then clean up the baby. today there as a poo-splosion and i was so frustrated trying to squirt the spray bottle fast enough that i, for the first time, ripped open a package of regular baby wipes and was able to clean up da butt way better than my spray bottle process.

 

thus far i haven't been so frustrated with my system (maybe cuz DH gets called in for the poo-splosions *guilty* :) however, from this thread i'm wondering --- what can i use to keep the clothes wipes totally wet and i guess sorta simulate this 'wipe warmer' thing i'm hearing so much about?

 

even if they are not in a warmer, what's a good idea to have totally wet clothes available? should i just put a bucket with water/soap and clothes in it? uuggghhh will attract mosquitos :(

 

IDEAS? headscratch.gif

post #13 of 18

I tried two babies with cloth and held onto store bought wipes for some reason and it was such a pain to dispose/separate the two.

 

Last babe c/d until 2 years we came to the US, I just went with Gerber style baby washcloths and water in my old broken wipe warmer, or in an old plastic wipes package with plain water in it. I would leave a few (maybe five) in the water and a stack of clean dry ones to add as needed. Worked great and they didn't get smelly from hanging out in water for too long. He also never had a diaper rash, so it worked out great all around.

 

Guatemama--try a bucket with a lid if you can get one, that will keep the skeeters away :-) I used to have an oxi-clean bucket for soaking, small and tight lid that was nice to soak things in. I just took the oxiclean out and stored it in a big ziploc and used the bucket for other things.

post #14 of 18

Ziplock bags with moist wipes.

post #15 of 18

those are helpful suggestions, thank you

post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by guatemama1 View Post

ok logistical help needed here...

 

i have cotton clothes i spray with a bottle to moisten then clean up the baby. today there as a poo-splosion and i was so frustrated trying to squirt the spray bottle fast enough that i, for the first time, ripped open a package of regular baby wipes and was able to clean up da butt way better than my spray bottle process.

 

thus far i haven't been so frustrated with my system (maybe cuz DH gets called in for the poo-splosions *guilty* :) however, from this thread i'm wondering --- what can i use to keep the clothes wipes totally wet and i guess sorta simulate this 'wipe warmer' thing i'm hearing so much about?

 

even if they are not in a warmer, what's a good idea to have totally wet clothes available? should i just put a bucket with water/soap and clothes in it? uuggghhh will attract mosquitos :(

 

IDEAS? headscratch.gif

I'm headed to the el barrata thrift tomorrow~ if i see a wipe warmer, i will send it along with the things you ordered ~
 

 

post #17 of 18
I wet the wipes as needed to avoid getting smelly wipes. You could just keep a container with a lid and dip the wipes in it, even using plain water. I use a spray bottle when we go out, or just pack a few wet cloth wipes in a baggie, like a PP said.
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by stellabluz View Post



I'm headed to the el barrata thrift tomorrow~ if i see a wipe warmer, i will send it along with the things you ordered ~
 

 


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