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post #21 of 40
We have a travel pack of these in our diaper bag. I also looked up Huggies Natural Wipes on the cosmetic database and they are considered a "moderate hazard." A 4 out of 10. We use the Target brand, which are a 5

I had some 7th Gen wipes in the past, but switched due to cost. I am going to look into using cloth. I have a truckload of baby washclothes I can use and I like the pp's idea of using the peri bottle with a solution to wet them down.

Can anyone share their home made wipe solution recipe with me? TIA!
post #22 of 40
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Originally Posted by rosadesal View Post
i just wanted to say that methylparaben, which is on the list of ingredients on my huggies shea butter wipes, is a naturally occuring paraben that comes from blueberries.

"Some parabens are found naturally in plant sources. For example, methylparaben is found in blueberries,[3][4][5] where it acts as an antimicrobial agent."
-from wikipedia.
I found this too. But I think it's a little confusing because I think it's saying that methylparaben *can* be found in blueberries and not that it is ALWAYS derived from blueberries. Sounds like there might be another way to make methylparaben. Not sure though, but that was my first thought. Even with stuff that's natural, when it's taken out of its natural state, I don't always think it acts "natural" since it's being processed and used in a way that nature didn't intend - does that make sense?

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Originally Posted by diamond lil View Post
We have a travel pack of these in our diaper bag. I also looked up Huggies Natural Wipes on the cosmetic database and they are considered a "moderate hazard." A 4 out of 10. We use the Target brand, which are a 5

I had some 7th Gen wipes in the past, but switched due to cost. I am going to look into using cloth. I have a truckload of baby washclothes I can use and I like the pp's idea of using the peri bottle with a solution to wet them down.

Can anyone share their home made wipe solution recipe with me? TIA!
Thanks for posting about the cosmetic database. I am gonna go on there again and see where 7th Generation stacks up...
post #23 of 40
So, which wipes are the best and safest for our babes? I need to know so I can pick them up tonight at the store.
post #24 of 40
This could be why Ella has a nasty butt rash. How could I not think of wipes being the cause? *wanders off to make some cloth wipes*
post #25 of 40
Tushies Baby Wipes scored a 1, 7th Gen wipes scored a 2. Not sure where'd you get Tushies Wipes--I've never seen them before.
post #26 of 40
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Originally Posted by AKA_PI View Post
So, which wipes are the best and safest for our babes? I need to know so I can pick them up tonight at the store.
Seventh Generation are a 2 out of 10 compared to the Huggies and others that are a 5 out of 10.
post #27 of 40
Every kind of disposable wipe we've tried gives DD a rash- even 7th Generation. We use cloth exclusively at home but I like having disposable wipes for travel. I gave up and just use cloth everywhere.

She's so sensitive that we only use water in a peri bottle for wipes solution. I tried all kinds of homemade recipes, and water's the best.
post #28 of 40
I mainly use cloth wipes, but do use disposables for really bad messes.

My cloth wipe set up is a stack of cheap baby washcloths, and an old Pampers wipe container half filled with water. I wet the washcloth, wipe the bum, and toss it into my dipe container. I don't use the water in the container to rinse or anything, just an initial wetting of the wipe.

The old wipes container was the most convenient container I had at the time. But it works!
post #29 of 40
when ever we buy the "natural" wipes when we are out and about and need wipes right then, my ds gets a nasty rash.. Its the only time he EVER gets a rash.. we use cloth wipes normally..
post #30 of 40
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Originally Posted by witchygrrl View Post
Tushies Baby Wipes scored a 1, 7th Gen wipes scored a 2. Not sure where'd you get Tushies Wipes--I've never seen them before.
FYI, I saw Tushies Baby Wipes on diapers.com.
post #31 of 40
What are parabens?

Also, where is the cosmetic database? Thanks!

A friend recommended water and cheap baby washcloths for wipes, so I will probably try that and perhaps get 7th Gen or 365 for the diaper bag.
post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by CookAMH View Post
What are parabens?

Also, where is the cosmetic database? Thanks!

A friend recommended water and cheap baby washcloths for wipes, so I will probably try that and perhaps get 7th Gen or 365 for the diaper bag.
The cosmetics database that I use is www.cosmeticsdatabase.com. It's awesome.

To answer your question about parabens, they are preservatives found in lots of (if not most of) cosmetics and skin products. There has been lots of concern lately about their safety. Here is a link to info about them on the cosmetics database...

http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/ing...y%3Dparaben%26

And here's a link to an article I bookmarked a while ago that talks about parabens being found in cancerous tumors.

http://www.health-report.co.uk/parabens.htm

Personally, I don't know how dangerous parabens are, but since simply switching to products without them is a option, I'd rather be safe than sorry. And, IMO, using a product with parabens once in a while is not a big deal - I'm all about moderation of most things - but, when you start reading the labels of shampoos, creams, etc., it's scary to realize most of us are using them everyday (without really knowing it).

BTW - I just looked up our Burt's Bees Baby Shampoo to see what the rating on that was and it's a 4, which I'm not totally satisfied with. I looked at the least toxic baby shampoos and the one I looked at more in depth scored a 0, but then when you read about it, it shows that one of their ingredients (soybean oil) has been linked to cancer - so who knows??! Even the least toxic one at a 0 is still questionable? I guess it's just a matter of what's the least risky.

Sometimes I don't know if having all this information is a blessing or a curse
post #33 of 40
I made my own cloth wipes using some of the flannel receiving blankets ds had laying around. It was easy to do and free b/c we already had the blankets.
post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by mommabear207 View Post
the other week i was at the store- and while i try to use cloth wipes sometimes disposalbles are easier IMO- and looked at huggies because of priceing but decided to read the label OMG the ingrediants are scary! so i ended up paying up for 7th gen (and trying to get my cloth wipe system down)
Our cloth wipe system is SOOOOOOOOOO easy, so I'm going to pass it along. We just use those cheapy baby wash cloths (no hemmed edges or anything fancy), and we fold them up inside the diaper (we have BG 3.0 pockets). Then when we need to change a diaper, we don't have to searching for a the cloth wipe. And we just use plain water for our wipes... so you can wet the cloth either in the closest sink or if you're out and about, have a water bottle to pour some water on the wipe. Then the dirty wipe and diaper both go into our dirty diaper tote bag and get done in the same load of laundry.
post #35 of 40
We also use cloth wipes and have found the easiest and best is to cut squares of fleece (from blankets, fabric store, thrift store) and use water to clean up. No need to hem the fleece, it doesn't fray. It's really no big deal to wash them, and our diaper pail doesn't stink unless I open the lid -- honest!
post #36 of 40
a lot of my cloth wipes are dh's old tshirts cut up..
post #37 of 40
Saw some people asking about alt wipes.. We did cloth originally but now we use disposable wipes, I can not keep up with the laundry as is and we need a new machine we're using a 20$ OLD machine that I got off of craigslist when ours broke.

I dont like the chemicals so I get soft paper towels[Viva], cut the roll in half so I have two smaller rolls.
Next I pull the cardboard roll out.
I use an old wipes container[We threw the wipes out as they gave DD a rash,]
I put DISTILLED water, tsp Dr Bronners, drop of tea tree oil[stops mold growth, well I think so]
Put the wipes in and there you have homemade wipes with less chemicals!
post #38 of 40
we use 7th gen....we use the subscribe & save through amazon & get it at a discount...we have amazon prime so shipping is free.
post #39 of 40
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Originally Posted by New_Natural_Mom View Post
we use 7th gen....we use the subscribe & save through amazon & get it at a discount...we have amazon prime so shipping is free.
Nice! Shipping is actually free on those subscribe & save items even without prime . I've used on a few items. The savings is great.
post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by New_Natural_Mom View Post
we use 7th gen....we use the subscribe & save through amazon & get it at a discount...we have amazon prime so shipping is free.
Do they really send you 12 of the 80 count wipes in the plastic wrapping?
No dispenser ?
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