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Diaper wipes and petroleum jelly

hi,
we are expecting our first baby, and a bit overwhelmed by all the information out there.
can anyone recommend a good brand for wipes?
also did anyone use petroleum jelly? our hospital recommended using it instead of diaper ointment on each fresh diaper. what do you think?
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hi,
we are expecting our first baby, and a bit overwhelmed by all the information out there.
can anyone recommend a good brand for wipes?
also did anyone use petroleum jelly? our hospital recommended using it instead of diaper ointment on each fresh diaper. what do you think?
thank you,
Eshe
I use Lasinoh, the lanolin nipple cream, for diaper ointment if I see any irritation. It's very effective and I don't want petroleum soaking into my kids' skin. When we buy disposable wipes I get the least expensive unscented/sensitive skin variety.
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I don't know if you have access to a Costco, but their brand of wipes (Kirkland) are the only disposable wipe I will use. They are very low impact, soft and non scented. They work very well.

I wouldn't use petroleum jelly. I like the lanolin nipple cream as well, or a more natural brand such as California Baby.

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California Baby diaper area cream or coconut oil.
my fave wipes were a stack of discounted washclothes. we wet 3-4 every morning with plain water.

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I cut a dozen washcloths in half and zigzag stitch the edges to keep from fraying to use for wipes. I carry a peri bottle filled with water and calendula oil for wetting the wipe. We use either coconut oil or weleda diaper cream.

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thank you for these useful comments.
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DD had a horrifying reaction to California Baby wash so I tend to stay away from them. I'm not really particular about wipes but I found Desitin to work best on diaper rash. Though I have to say..I had completely forgotten until I saw it in this thread, but when I used to baby sit back when I was 13 the mom had me use petroleum jelly. I may look into that!
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Seconding (thirding?) coconut oil! It makes your baby smell like a pina colada, but it works! We use desitin, too, with 'sposies.

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