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Old 04-21-2011, 07:54 AM - Thread Starter
 
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How do you do baby wipes with your CD's?  Until I can borrow my MIL's serger to make the wipes I want, I have a stack of soft baby washcloths to use. 


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 I made ~40 two-layer cloth wipes out of flannel and sewn together with my sewing machine.  We got a wipe warmer as a gift and keep some wipes in there with water only.  The wipes are 8" x 8" and fit in there folded in half.  It works well!  I wash the used wipes with my diapers and have never had a problem.


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I use paper towels (Bounty or Brawny....Viva tends to mold if not used right away) I cut the roll in half.  I put half in a rubbermaid container about that size.  I mix about 2 cups of water with a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of soap (Dr. Bronners baby soap) and pour over the towels ( standing on end).  After 5 minutes I turn the roll over, pull out the brown paper in the middle and they are ready to go!  Keep a lid on to keep moist! So cost effective and better for his little bum....and disposable!


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we have a stack of thin baby washcloths. I store them dry. I have a pump bottle full of water with a small amount of baby shampoo (I use CA Baby). I just squirt the liquid on the washcloth and wipe. I throw in laundry with the dipe.

When I was more hard core, I used to only use cloth wipes. Now I use 7th Generation wipes for super messy poos.
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I have made the ones from paper towels with my dd.  Those work great!  I was thinking cloth wipes so I could throw them in with the CD's.  Although I vaguely remember picking out regular wipes from ds's CD laundry pile (it's been a while!) on occasion.

 

I found a few recipes using tea tree oil and olive oil and a small amount of soap. 


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My favorite wipes are two sided: flannel sewn to micro-terry or sherpa.  The texture works great for wiping poop and the soft flannel is nice for patting dry.  I prefer to use wipe solution in a spout top bottle than a wipe container/warmer.  I just picked up a few 8oz bottles at a massage supply store (some natural grocery stores have them, too) and make my own solution with aloe vera gel, Dr. Bronner's soap, EO's and water.


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I started with flannel wipes that I made (two layers) but I really love sherpa/cotton velour wipes. I like 8 by 8 inches, if folded in half they fit wonderfully into wipe warmers or containers. I either just wet them with water or add tea tree oil/calendula oil/aloe vera to the mix or pumpkin butt cubes. I first bought them from small wonder wipes but then made my own. Sherpa is great at grabbing poop, I mostly ever just need one wipe to clean everything up.

 

A good source for material is naturesfabric.com, google their facebook discount code to get 10 or 15 % off I think. They carry sherpa and velour in the cutest prints (ooga booga, giraffes, and so on!). Serging sherpa and velour is nice and easy and won't fray!

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We just use the baby faceclothes.  They are cheap, thin enough to get into all the crevices and we wash them with the diapers.  Plus we got a ton for our shower.

 

 


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