i feel like i'm wasting so much water waiting for it to get warm every time... is there another way? we really like the wet cloth on the behind, but i want a more water efficient way...
what ideas have you got?
We use a peri bottle with a drop of olive oil amd burts bees soap. It's not warm but it works! You can also use a wipe warmer and pre-moisten them in it!
I honestly don't use water for most of the changes, but when I do I just use a spritz bottle or a peri bottle with room-temp water. It's not warm, but if you put the water on the wipe and not on the bum, it doesn't seem to matter too much. Alternatively, you could get a little crockpot- the potpourri size- at a thrift store and keep the peri bottle in that to keep it warm, or as another poster has said, a wipes warmer. Really though, once you get past the meconium it's really easy to just wipe off with a good dry wipe- what gets left behind isn't much but I'll use water on it.
I just run the cloth under the water for a second or two to dampen it then hold it scrunched up in my hand while I undress him & take his dirty diaper off. That warms it up enough to not shock him LOL
I like the wipes warm so I use a wipes warmer. I picked one up a few kids ago at a consignment shop and it is still going strong. I add a little almond oil, essential oil, baby shampoo and aloe vera gel to it, add water and away we go.
We just use a room temp. peri bottle. Another idea I've heard is to use a thermos with a push button top.
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I have two little bottles, one with regular water and another one with water and California Baby diaper stuff (just 1:10 ratio). It's not warm, though. But neither are disposables unless you use a wipe warmer. Though if you really want them warm perhaps you could just have a coffee cup of water and just warm it in the microwave every time you want some warm water? It'd be more water efficient.
- E . Single mom to DS E (15.12.05), T (reincarnated 18.04.08) and DD A (11.02.11) and Hoppy
some great ideas mamas! i'm going to try a peri bottle with water and see how that goes... if no go then i'll search for the diaper warmer. thanks for the input!
Prince Lionheart wipe warmer with my homemade wipes or washcloths... I'm too busy currently to add stuff, so it is just plain old water. I have a premixed bottle of wipe solution though in the fridge I should use (calendula oil, tea tree oil, glycerine, aloe vera, witch hazel in there).