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Ok family cloth mamas...I know the one thing that deterred me from starting family cloth was that I couldn't envision how it would all be set up. Let's share photos of what it really looks like in your own bathroom!

We use dry wipes for pee and have wipes in the warmer was poops. We also use those wipes for DD's diaper changes. We are currently using a Bummi's wetbag for the dirties, but we are going to get a stainless steel step can.

You can see photos of it HERE and HERE .

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Neat idea using the warmer! I bought a used one thinking to use it for our baby's wipes, but so far I've just wet them under the faucet. What kind of cloth wipes are you using?
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Yes....we love the warmer. I don't use it everyday, but it's so easy to set up with some lovely smelling wipe solution. If I use distilled water, it doesn't get "stinky" overnight. Just be sure to use a top warming warmer. The other kinds can get too hot and don't work as well...or so I've heard.

We have a variety of wipes from different WAHMs. I like Emibeans and Lucy Luvs .

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Here's my set up. The first 2 pics are of the downstairs 1/2 bathroom! I'm excited to show it off because we gutted this bathroom when we moved in in July & just finished it in December. It's still a little stark because I need to put stuff on the walls.

The others pics are the upstairs bathroom. I'm not crazy about the looks of my red bummies hanging bag (sticking out like a sore thumb), but very functional. No offence Delight, I see you have the same bag! I might just sew up a more neutral bag or something, shrug. But the upstairs bathroom is rarely used by guests so that's why I'm not to worried about it!

Click link below, Then click on the "Family Cloth" album

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Thanks for the referral, Delight! I just placed an order on Emibeans.

Thanks for sharing your pictures too, EricLeigh! We are moving very soon and I'll have to figure out how to set up our new bathrooms - we're going from one bathroom to two.
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(opps posted in the wrong thread)

I particularly love the chamber pot receptacle (photo) for the dirty cloths. I don't know if that's what it was originally, but it totally fits the scheme of things.
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Here's my set up. The first 2 pics are of the downstairs 1/2 bathroom! I'm excited to show it off because we gutted this bathroom when we moved in in July & just finished it in December. It's still a little stark because I need to put stuff on the walls.


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Cool cloth! LOL Mainly I'm posting to say I love your downstairs bathroom! The color on the walls is beautiful
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We don't have family cloth as I'm the only girl and even I don't use cloth for Bm;s, but I don't have anything fancy just some squares cut from a receiving blanket sitting on a shelf and a old folders can Works for me at least.

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Yes....we love the warmer. I don't use it everyday, but it's so easy to set up with some lovely smelling wipe solution. If I use distilled water, it doesn't get "stinky" overnight. Just be sure to use a top warming warmer. The other kinds can get too hot and don't work as well...or so I've heard.

We have a variety of wipes from different WAHMs. I like Emibeans and Lucy Luvs .
Just curious what brand wipe warmer you have? We're looking to go completely cloth with our next dc, plus family cloth so I'd love to have a good warmer around!
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All this talk about wipe warmers is making me think! Maybe I should try using cloth for BM's too???? We have a warmer sitting up in our attic, since DD uses the potty. Hmmm I don't know if I wanna go there, since I'm not washing dipes anymore. Do your poo wipes get stained? Convince me to try it.
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Just curious what brand wipe warmer you have? We're looking to go completely cloth with our next dc, plus family cloth so I'd love to have a good warmer around!
Our warmer is a DEX warmer. Got it at Target a few years ago.

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Do your poo wipes get stained? Convince me to try it.
No stains. It works just like using cloth for diaper wipes. I've never had a staining problem with either one. If you're concerned, you could always go with black or navy blue wipes. Thanks for sharing your pics...I do love your paint color too! As far as my bright red bag... It drives me crazy too. I need to get to Target and get the stainless steel step can. That bag will line it perfectly.

I think the best way to decide is to just try it...you'll be pleasantly surprised. Even my DH likes them. And he said he was NOT going to use them...but ran out of paper tp one day and had to.

And I must say, after using cloth, you'll get spoiled. I was at a rest area this weekend and their toilet paper was soooo crunchy and owie!!

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Cloths with wipe solution spray bottle

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ea/misc011.jpg

Reused storage container for soiled wipes

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Cool cloth! LOL Mainly I'm posting to say I love your downstairs bathroom! The color on the walls is beautiful
Thanks Crystal! I love the paint color too! I really love to see all of the bathroom pics! Its so cool when other people here see it & decide to try family cloth because it really looks neat & clean & comfy & not yucky or messy! Come on mama's lets see some more
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OH I wish I could post mine, but I am not at home. I am really thinking about the wipes warmer though. I am wondering how easy it is to open? My four yr old would have to get in there. She can wet a wipe at the sink but I really like the warmer idea. We are also going to be moving soon so we will be chaning things around. But as of right now I have a little box that I crocheted to hold the wipes downstairs, and I have a basket that is on top of our dryer that holds all of our dirty cloth, like from the kitchen, spills and cloth tp, so that is where it goes. Upstairs is very unorganized so I won't share that. I am hoping to get it more together in the next house. I also need to get more. Sometimes my 4 yr old uses 4 for one pee... I guess you can't really get away from the whole using the whole roll of tp withthem So thank you for posting where you got them. I just made my own and since I never have ordered diapers online, just used flatfolds, I don't know ANY diaper sites that had wipes. I will try to take some pictures when I get a chance.
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Emi Beans shipped super fast and even included some freebies! Jennifer did a great job! I teased my daughter that the Curious George wipes are all mine! We decided to share them.
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Yes...she is great. I know some people think 'm crazy to have people "make my toilet paper". But I like it to be pretty and I don't have time to sew. Yay for Curious George!

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Oooh, you mamas are making me want to try this! I already use(d) the Keeper and we do cloth dipes for the babies, so why not this? I think dh would get on board because I am the one that does laundry and it would save money. For those talking about the Target stainless steel stepcan and the Bummis bag-are you saying the size Medium Bummis red wetbag will fit? I already have 2 of those so if so that would be nice.

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Cool thread!

I'm almost there... as soon as I have my -own- washer and dryer again. Where did you find your beautiful bean pot, Delight?
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I got the bean pot locally at a store called The China Shop, but I bet you could find one online or in a cooking store, maybe bed bath & beyond?
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Oops! Sorry, EricaLeigh.
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Don't worry about it klondikesky! Delight, I asked Dh to get the wipe warmer out of the attic so I can try using wet wipes for #2!

I'm glad this thread is still going. I really think it helps people to see some different cloth setups. They can see it can be clean & neat & you don't have to go out & buy special stuff to do it. And we don't have no smell problems, I promise! I still want to see more pics
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Ok I finally got my pics up! My toddler uses cloth training pants so we keep those in a basket on the back of the toilet. I keep another basket of wipes (along with my bag of mama cloth) next to the toilet on the counter. If I know my toddler or I are going to go #2, I wet the wipe under hot water first. We use a stainless steel step trashcan w/ removable plastic liner for the used pants and wipes. I will sometimes empty the can into a wash with the babies' diapers or sometimes just do a quick one by themselves. It is so easy, I don't know why I didn't do this sooner.

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I hadnt even thought of using cloth wipes for us all. Kinda a duh thing though, huh? I already use cloth wipes for diaper changes. This could save me the stress of my 3 yr old using half a roll of tp to wipe and clogging the toilet. Very cool. I think I am gonna get on board with this. May take some convincing Dh.....but am sure as long as he does not have to be teh one cleaning them.......LOL
Thanks for the ideas ladies!
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DISCLAIMER: DH finally taught me something about digital photos and the computer so be patient please if this doesn't work.

I finally got some pictures of my cloths and cloth dryer. I made a ring dryer but am switching to small chain link for durability. I started with string just to get it going.

http://members.cox.net/rabbithorns/clothtp.jpg

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But now I'm thinking of switching to one or two cloths that I rinse after use (and wash weekly). That's been in another discussion and since it still uses less water than is used to make tissue paper pulp (millions of gallons) then I might do that.
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great pics! i had never thought of this. yet another 'duh!' moment for Maggie.

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I am always afraid the kids would knock the wipe warmer into the tank

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Wow, I don't have any special setup. I keep the diaper pails in the bathrooms, one in each bathroom so I'm not going up and down the stairs all the time, and we just throw our wipes in there with DD's diapers. They're just lidded kitchen trash cans. Upstairs, I keep wipes folded in an old disposable wipes container on the back of the toilet, and downstairs they're in a drawer in a little set of plastic drawers that also holds some towels and some cleaning supplies. Nothing fancy. If I need a wet wipe, I just wet it in the sink, which is within reach in both bathrooms.

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bumping to say, I would love to do this but was procrastinating, and now I know why, the wipes I planned on using (old cd wipes) are natural colored! I need pretty rainbow color wipes like you mama's, then i could put them in a basket on the toliet and give the john some color!!!
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