Aaah yes, the greatest invention... the wipes warmer. We've had one since DD#1 was a few weeks old. I seem to have to buy a new one with each child though. First I needed a second one when DS#1 was born because we had two seperate changing areas for DD and DS#1. Then with DS#2 the warmer that was DD's... the lid broke.
: Now I need to replace the one that is currently DD#2's because the lid on it broke!
: Guess they only *last* about 2 years.
The running water in the sink doesn't work for us because it takes like 5 minutes for the water to get hot enough and I hate to 1. wait that long and 2. waste that much water.
Secret to keeping the water/solution from getting musty... either use distilled water (if you buy it) or boiled water (microwave on high for about 10 minutes, I do 2 quarts at a time). You can't use just tap water without boiling it first. You need to kill the little things living in the water. The heat of the warmer makes them grow too much.
A little Tea Tree Oil also helps.
I make up solution by the gallon. Its just easier for me that way. I microwave 2 quarts at time and pour them into a gallon jug (leftover from buying a gallon of distilled water). I add about 20+ drops of Lavender EOil, 15+ drops of Tea Tree Oil, 10+ drops of Sweet Orange EOil, a tsp of Burt's Bee's Apricot Oil, 1 tsp of Weleda's Calendula Oil and a squirt of Baby shampoo (whatever brand we happen to have at the time). Instant wipes solution.
We only use cloth diapers and cloth wipes.