This thread cracks me up. But it is so important to know you know?!
My insight on wipes/cloth diaps...hope it helps!
First weeks I use preemie cloth diapers as wipes with just plain warm water.. Keep them in a warmer if you like then avoid having to wet it every time.
After about a month the Seventh Gen wipes come out and that's it from there. I can't stand the fragrance of the other brands let alone the chemicals used...
K, Boys vs, Girls.
Obviously Girls are harder for wiping poops. Wipe down (or towards the bottom).AND wipe thoroughly. Any residue will cause irritation right quick that will need extra cleaning and possibly creams to help heal. Careful with use of powder on girls too, powder can hold in bacteria if there is still moisture and that you don't want down there. Using plain arrow-root powder is a good natural alternative for powder if you want to use it.
Boys, easy-peasy. Wipe any ole' where and get the job done quick. Seriously, the wiping is just easier as there are less um...hidden folds to worry about cleaning well. Plus they don't seem to be nearly as sensitive in that area. (until they're older of course then any cheap shots to the groin is of course the end of the world)
Multiple or one wipe? Well that entirely depends on how big the mess is If it's a little poo then you've got it covered with one (but bring a spare just in case) If it's an elephant-with-gas type of poo that has leaked through the diaper cover, through the onesie and onto the blanket below...well...I'd head for the sink or maybe the garden hose.....
Cloth diapers while wonderful do have more trouble with leakage. It may be due to the gussets in the legs or how the cloth diaper molds to their body unlike the disposables that hang on the baby and catch most of it. Like the wipes, for the first 3-4 months I use cloth then switch to Seventh Gen diapers. BUT only when we go somewhere. When we're at home they're always in cloth (or all-natural) until potty trained.
ALWAYS when cloth diapering on the go remember to bring an extra pair of clothes. You never know when you'll have a blow-out.
(Notice I didn't specify WHO'S spare clothes to bring? That was intended )