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post #41 of 122
So, how many "squares" of cloth tp is a good number for a family of 4? (Okay, it's actually 6, but two don't use the toilet yet and I have cloth wipes for them! lol!)

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post #42 of 122
Ummm... I think I've got about 40, but we never run out, so that might be too many.

OTOH, when someone has the runs, we do wash laundry more often ;->
post #43 of 122
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Originally Posted by deliarose
I know for a fact that my DH would not go for it. He already said no to momma cloth- may try a Keeper at some point.


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Originally Posted by maxnmaizy
And I am quite interested in how the keeper works for him.
I guess you haven't been reading Savage Love the past few months... :LOL
post #44 of 122
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Originally Posted by deliarose
I have to admit that this is one of the more interesting threads that I have ever read. I never knew that people didn't use paper tp! I know for a fact that my DH would not go for it. He already said no to momma cloth- may try a Keeper at some point. CD is about as natural as he will go and he rarely changes the babe and never does the laundry.
My ex was like that.

I just recycled some old t-shirts and backed them with a fleece receiving blanket (for leak-proofing) for mama-pads for a few months, and made a sheet into hankies, and started using the kitchen towels for more than hand-drying...

I did all the laundry, so he never noticed.

Then told him I'd *been* using cloth mama pads (and TP, and hankies, and kitchen towels)for X months, and was taking the money we would've spent on disposable products and spending it on some nice reuseable stuff.

It's frustrating when people are so irritating, isn't it?
post #45 of 122
Well I had a doctors appointment on monday and had to empty my bladder for the appointment. Let me tell you after using cloth tp for awhile I'm actually a little sore from the paper tp!

We have about 45 cloth wipes in each bathroom. There's 4 in our house, well 4 two legged creatures, and we never run out. Course I do laundry about every other day.
post #46 of 122
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Originally Posted by alexisyael




I guess you haven't been reading Savage Love the past few months... :LOL

Ugghh, actually I have! I was trying to forget about it though, thanks for bringing the visual back to the forefront of my mind...cringe...

And to be on topic, we have about 40, for a family of 4. We all use them and I wash about every other day.
post #47 of 122
I love using cloth TP!!!

We use single ply Liz cloth hemp wipes from www.diaperware.com

For larger jobs or if feeling sensitive down there, we use sherpa/velour two ply wipes from www.preciousdignity.com

I am currently attempting to leard how to sew, so I will be working on some wipes, dipes, and mama cloth out of the random material that I have aroumd the house!

We still have paper TP in both bathrooms for dh and guests.
post #48 of 122
you're so welcome, Jennifer :LOL

I have no idea how many I have... I cut up one of my dh's old long sleeved t-shirts (and also have some other t-shirts cut up I don't like as much).
post #49 of 122
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Originally Posted by DandK
Well I had a doctors appointment on monday and had to empty my bladder for the appointment. Let me tell you after using cloth tp for awhile I'm actually a little sore from the paper tp!
oh i so know what you mean there. we went on a 4 day vacation and it felt like we were using sandpaper on our bits and pieces. when we left on our 2 week trip, the cloth tp came with us!!! my dd is so pro-cloth tp that she gets mad when she sees we are somewhere she has to use paper.
post #50 of 122
Darlene so glad that your dd is so pro cloth! My kids have finally been pure cloth for a week now, except the two days they spent at grandma's. They aren't even hassling me for the other stuff. I'm so glad I finally got them to switch, course all it really required was removing the roll of regular tp and hiding it for when we have guest.
post #51 of 122
I didnt read ALL the reponses (I know, I know...but its 3 pages)

but we have been using cloth tp for about 2 years now, and all I do is use one of those turn 'machine' type things with one long piece of cotton muslin, and we wipe and turn it and by the time that section comes back around, its usually dry and ready to be used again. I wash it about once a month or so...or if the whole thing looks 'discolored'





































just kidding. we have been using cloth tp for a few years, but i get wipes now from melissa at 'spooky kitty collective' (its a yahoo group) and we must have 100, but I only wash once a week usually, and I am pregnant and have to pee very very often. we also use the same ones for wiping babies.

we use one of those really tiny diaper pails I got at Burlington Baby Depot (its a store) its very skinny and fits next to the toilet, and has a seperate handled lift pail inside to dump the wipes in the wash. our bathroom is too small for our main diaper pail which is always in the laundry room. there is never a smell and i just throw the wipes in the main pail when it gets filled every few days.
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post #53 of 122
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omg, you totally had me.
post #54 of 122
You had me to MelMel. Are you from Iowa? Burlington Baby Depot is why I ask. We're in Camanche Iowa.
post #55 of 122
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Originally Posted by benjalo
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omg, you totally had me.
Me too...:
post #56 of 122
melmel
post #57 of 122
Wow, I love you guys! After reading this thread, I think I'm going to give cloth TP a try! I had thought of it before, but pretty much dismissed it quickly. I didn't know that people actually did it, ha. Now that I've read this thread, I think I could very well handle it Thank-you, all!
post #58 of 122
So I did go back to Target and I bought 2 packs of the terry wash clothes. I like the colors and I have been using them around the kitchen for spills instead of paper towels. I had already been using towels for spills most of the time but, it has been nice to have a stash so I don't run out. This has lead me to look for nice cloth napkins that I can use for everyday dinners. Once again Target had these tan, gold, and burgundy striped napkins for 50% OFF they were 4.98 for 4. I love them, they match with my dinning area, I hope the will wash nicely so I will be inclined to use them often. My other cloth napkins need to be ironed after a wash and I have no desire to do that. Still working on the TP part, I will update.
post #59 of 122
I'm seriously considering this, but cannot get my hubby on board, and unlike you ladies my DH uses WAY more TP than me...seriously. I can make a roll last 1.5-2 weeks, he goes through 2 in ONE WEEK. Any tips??
post #60 of 122
I know that all of you are trying to do your part for mother earth, but...doesn't this seem a little over the top? i know, most of you will get upset that i even had to make a mention, but, i don't know...

what about the extra soap, water and heat needed to wash in hot water that is necessary to clean the cloths? feces is filled with awful bacteria...i wouldn't want to take ANY chances with my family's health.

just my 2 cents...
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