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Who is planning on using them? I need advice ...<br><br><span style="color:#800080;">*Should I buy some or make them?<br><br>
*If making them, what kind of fabric should I use?<br><br>
*What do you use with them? (water, wipes potion, wipes warmer?)<br><br>
*How many do I need for a newborn?<br><br>
*Do you use them when out and about?<br><br>
*What do you keep them in?</span><br><br>
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We love cloth baby wipes.<br><br><br>
*Should I buy some or make them? I made my first batch of them. I got a new batch made for me last pg cause I didn't have time to make any. They're easy to make though.<br><br>
*If making them, what kind of fabric should I use? My first batch was flannel and velour. Then I had some made with hemp terry and velour. I love those.<br><br>
*What do you use with them? (water, wipes potion, wipes warmer?) I keep a wipe container with water and a few drops of lavender oil in it. I just dip them is as needed.<br><br>
*How many do I need for a newborn? I'm not sure. I bought about 4-5 dozen, but I had 2 others in diapers then.<br><br>
*Do you use them when out and about? I don't. I know I should, but I just have never figured out a system that I like.
 

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I bought one of those Walmart packages of the cheap terry wash cloths. I think there are about 20 wash cloths all bundled in that. I just kept a stash in the bathroom and would wet them with warm water before a diaper change. This time I'm planning to have twice as many just so I don't have to resort to using our face cloths on baby's bottom - DF is weirded out about washing his face with something that had baby poop on it.
 

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I made some out of flannel. I've seen them for sale on the hyena cart and most are made with velour. I did buy some of those gerber washcloths and use them as wipes too. I just use warm water to clean DD's bum.
 

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*Should I buy some or make them? <span>I buy mine from jollybums or a momma on diaperswappers .. pm me if you want her info</span><br><br>
*If making them, what kind of fabric should I use?<span>I like flannel velour or velour/velour</span><br><br>
*What do you use with them? (water, wipes potion, wipes warmer?)<span>I use right now for DS kissaluvs spray and honey chunks for the prewet ones, i will be getting a wipes warmer and putting water and solution in their and wetting as needed though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"></span><br><br>
*How many do I need for a newborn?<span>I would say at least 3 dozen</span><br><br>
*Do you use them when out and about? <span>Yep i take them dry and a small bottle of solution but also have sposie wipes for back ups and plan to get the laniosh ones for the new babe</span><br><br>
*What do you keep them in? <span>at home dry are in a basket and wet in an old huggies container , out a wipes bag <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></span>
 

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I love my wipes bag from Happy Tushies. Its zippered and lined with pro care. Just put the wipes in it and go. I just wet with water in the sink at home. I usually make flannel or terry one but have been wanting to try some velour or sherpa. May have to go get some fabric. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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my second hated cold wipes so we had a wipes warmer. I put water, a bit of baby soap, and a few drops of gse in the warmer with a my wipes. I just used some flannel squares and an extra package of baby facecloths I had lying around.
 

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<span style="color:#800080;">*Should I buy some or make them?<br><br>
make them. So easy -if you have a serger? I am making ours. Or, you could do a nice zigzag stitch around the edging. Or just use washcloths.<br><br>
*If making them, what kind of fabric should I use?<br><br>
I like a grabby fabric on one side- like a burly knit terry or something, and a softer flannel or cotton on the other. That way you can grab the poops, but not chaff the baby everytime you cahnge a pee! Velour is nice too.<br><br><br>
*What do you use with them? (water, wipes potion, wipes warmer?)<br><br>
I make the diaper wipe recipe on the fuzbaby site.<br><br><a href="http://fuzbaby.com/articles/makeyourown_laundrycleaners.htm#wipesolution" target="_blank">http://fuzbaby.com/articles/makeyour...m#wipesolution</a><br><br>
*How many do I need for a newborn?<br><br>
I would say at least a days worth. So at least 18, or 2 dozen, if you wash everyday.<br><br>
*Do you use them when out and about?<br>
yes, I spray my wipe solution and water as needed.<br><br>
*What do you keep them in?<br>
dry, in my bag.<br></span>
 

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I made a whole bunch out of a couple of old towels and some leftover cute flannel. I didn't measure them or anything, just cut and sewed. Baby doesn't care what the wipes look like, or if they're all exactly the same size. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
I would put them in a bowl of water with a teensy bit of baby soap in it right before a change...but I like that lavender oil idea posted above. I might try that!
 

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I made mine out of some washcloths that I bought at target or somewhere cheap. I cut them into quarters and sewed the edges. I use water with a little tea tree oil in my peri squirt bottle to wet them right before I use them. I used them all the time while out and about. I kept them in a small plastic bag and had a larger plastic bag for the used cloth diapers and wipes.
 

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I'm not sure if I will or not. I used them with dd2 and was disappointed at how rough they always were. I felt like I was wiping her butt with sandpaper half the time. :/
 

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We did it the easy/cheap way and just used some of the million baby washcloths we received as gifts. I like the cheap ones that are less "rough" like Gerber. Anyway, I tried a few different methods and my preferred one was just getting a couple wet before I changed the diaper. Sometimes I used a disposable wipes tub and just kept some soaking in there. We tried using a little solution once but it made dd's bottom rashy. So we just stuck with water. Worked great!
 

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I bought some from Gretchen at Small Wonders Wipes several years ago - I think she sells on hyenacart now. Ours were velour backed with fleece - and I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> them, they are so soft and still in great shape. They worked great for cleaning up soiled diapers, but also as soft wipes for runny noses, and gentle washcloths for the whole family.<br><br>
They don't look difficult to make, but I don't sew and didn't anticipate that I'd be teaching myself HOW to sew while caring for an infant, so I was perfectly content to buy them online. If you have a free afternoon and a sewing machine, I imagine you could make all the wipes you could possibly need. I think we had two dozen or so, and washed them with the diapers every three days. You might want a few more for a newborn, since you'll have a lot more soiled diapers in the early weeks.
 

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I too bought the big pack of plain white washcloths... they work fine. I imagine it would be easy to make some out of old towels or flannel sheets, though (very easy if you don't care how they look, and you could get the materials from thrift store for a few bucks).<br><br>
I keep a jar of homemade wipe solution handy to dip them in - for a newborn I'd only use water though.<br><br>
I would buy/make as many wipes as you have diapers, so you can use one with every change and not have to wash the wipes any more often than you wash diapers (I wash them together; the dirty wipes just go right in the diaper pail after use).<br><br>
I do use them when out and about. I don't bring wipe solution, I just assume that I will be changing diapers in a bathroom and can use tapwater to wet the cloth. When dd was a baby, I tried packing wet cloth wipes in a plastic bag, but this did not turn out well - they didn't stay fresh long at all, and sometimes I would forget about the unused ones after our trip and they would get mildewy.
 

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Well, scratch that! My mom just sent a bunch of cute japanese print washclothes. Characters and stuff. I have a few dozen, at least. A friend of my aunts works at some wharehouse place that gets to keep damaged merchandise packages. So she sent my mom a box of washclothes to send me. They are super cute and very soft. I think they will work well. Plus, they look so different as far as the make and colors than my old ones that are now family cloth in the bathroom, so telling them apart will be easy<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> And they are big.
 

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Good question,<br><br>
We will be using cloth wipes. I'm trying to be as frugal as possible, and I want to reduce waste. Plus, I don't want to give the disposable diaper companies any money.<br><br>
I'm going to make some from old towels (thrift store) and left-over flannel very soon. I will also keep my eyes open for some cheap wash cloths on sale in a package.<br><br>
We'll use them out and about too, we will just throw them in the dirty diaper bag and launder as usual.<br><br>
A stack of dry ones used with a spray bottle sounds the easiest, I'll go that route and make my own solution..... just need to make sure DH doesn't spray the baby's tush with it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I can imagine the squealing now.<br><br>
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Thanks mamas! I've definately decided to give cloth wipes a go. My sister is going to make me some (she quilts and sews and I don't). I'm also going to purchase some. I'm so excited to get started using my cloth dipes and wipes!<br><br>
I found this website with three different wipes solutions that I thought I'd share. <a href="http://www.diaperjungle.com/diaper-wipes-recipes.html" target="_blank">http://www.diaperjungle.com/diaper-wipes-recipes.html</a>
 

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I made my own by cutting up one of my old cloth t-shirts. Jersey (t-shirt) material doesn't have to be sewn or hemmed because it won't fray or come apart in the wash. Just cut it into hand-sized pieces. I got about 24 of them from 2 small tank tops I don't wear anymore. They were free! I keep them in a plastic snap-top container that used to hold my husband's Preparation H wipes. You could also use a butter tub or any other plastic sealable container. Soak them with a mixture of water and a little witchhazel extract. You can get it for cheap in any grocery store or drug store in the first aid aisle next to the rubbing alcohol.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Who is planning on using them? I need advice ...<br><br><span style="color:#800080;">*Should I buy some or make them?<br><br>
*If making them, what kind of fabric should I use?<br><br>
*What do you use with them? (water, wipes potion, wipes warmer?)<br><br>
*How many do I need for a newborn?<br><br>
*Do you use them when out and about?<br><br>
*What do you keep them in?</span><br><br>
TIA!</div>
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Nothing new to add except I add a few drops of tea tree oil to the witch hazel/water and keep some oil (i happen to use burts bees - but plenty of good natural oils out there) handy, too, for rash prevention, as they seem to work best with Fuzzy Bunz - no bad effects on lining so far.
 

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I am just in love with the fuzbaby recipe. It kept ds's skin so soft and healthy we barely used diaper creams.<br><br>
You jsut need to make sure there is enough oil in it to counteract the drying effect of the witch hazel or whatever else you use. And sometimes I would just spritz right on the baby and wipe with a wet cloth, which is what I may do this time.<br><br>
I loved using Dr. Bronners peppermint for my wipes solution, because they smelled like candy canes<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
And I got my aloe vera at Trader Joes in a huge jug pretty cheap<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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