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#1 of 11 Old 03-09-2011, 07:56 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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?


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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!


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You can get a wipes warmer made for cloth wipes :D


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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.

 

 

 


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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


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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.


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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.


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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!


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I use a wipes warmer with a drop or two of dr. bronners, a little BB apricot oil, and a tiny splash of vinegar (keeps theme from going sour!)


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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).

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