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I'm in the process of switching over to cloth diapers now (this board is a great resource), and am debating whether to start using cloth wipes too. I've always used a wipe warmer and I'm afraid my little gal is spoiled now (gives me that insulted look when I wipe her with a cold wipe). Have you ever used cloth wipes with a warmer? Any pointers? I know that bacteria can breed, but if I refill it every other day or so, is that often enough to prevent any germs from building up?<br><br>
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<i>Originally posted by Bokoto</i><br>
I'm in the process of switching over to cloth diapers now (this board is a great resource), and am debating whether to start using cloth wipes too.<br><br><br><br>
Its very easy to use cloth wipes! We use terry/velour wipes in the 8x8 size. I bought these from grannysark.com<br>
Whenever I need to use them I just get a clean one and run it under water and use it. When I'm done I just put it in the pail with the diapers!
 

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I LOVE CLOTH WIPES!!!! I think I am more addicted to my wipes, than my dipes - LOL<br><br>
I had no idea that I would even like them - but I do, they are so nice! I have about 40 bazillion cloth wipes from <a href="http://www.darlingdiapers.com/cgi-bin/cart.pl?command=display&catagory=Darling_Diaper_Wipes&ref=5264027" target="_blank">Darling Diapers (running a sale on wipes right now!)</a> My faves are the flannel/sherpa wipes. They are the perfect combo of softness on my baby's skin and texture to grab all the poop! I don't use a wipes warmer, I just keep the wipes in a basket under the changing table, and another basket in the kitchen for cleaning up baby after meals, and a little bag full in the diaper bag. Also I have a spray bottle filled with <a href="http://www.punkinbutt.com/babywipes.htm#wiperecipe" target="_blank">Punkin-Butt's Favorite Baby Wipe Recipe</a> at the changing table and in the diaper bag. That stuff is SO yummy smelling. I use Dr. Bronner's Hemp/Almond soap, and olive oil, along with the aloe vera, the lavender oil and the tea tree oil. It smells so good, cleans SO well and keeps my baby's bum soft, too. The first thing I do during a diaper change is to spray it on the wipe, then I crumple it in my hand for a minute to warm it up while I am getting a new diaper out, taking off the old one, etc.!<br><br>
Anyway, enjoy your wipes! You won't understand how you ever could have used that scratchy disposable stuff (and I did for 9 months! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> ).<br>
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I use cloth wipes and keep them in a rubbermaid container with homemade wipes solution (usually jsut distileld water, a splash of glycerin and a healthy splash of tea tree oil and lavender oil) and when I am going to change ethan, I grab one wipe and toss it in the microwave for 10 seconds. warms it up just right<br>
when we're out, he suffers with lukewarm wipes, though, LOL!
 

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Amanda, I have a wipe warmer too. I fill it about 1/4 way with water, add some tee tree oil and lavender, and then throw in a bumch of cloth wipes. (enough to soak up the water)<br>
This keeps the wipes warm.<br>
I love my system so far!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I carry dry cheapo washclothes and a little spray with handmade wipe solution which works wonderfully. It[s never been so easy to clean messy poops - now I hare disposable wipes!!!
 

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We cloth wipe. Until recently, I would just rinse under water. However, diper changes have become an olympic event with our little wiggler. So I found a great wipe recipe on a website (sorry I don't have the reference..but it is something like this:<br><br>
1 cup boiled distilled water (I boil distilled water (to make sterile)<br>
1-2TBS dr. bronner's (almond or lavendar)<br>
1 tsp aloe<br>
1-2 tsp oil..I use olive or apricot<br>
a few drops essential oil (I usually use lavendar)<br><br>
I add this to a container and add about 10-15 cheapo terry baby washcloths.<br><br>
Upon diaper change, I can grab one and go fast (fast is the name of the game these days).<br><br>
I just toss them in the wash and wash on HOT.<br><br>
Good luck!<br><br>
Oh-we don't warm the wipes....I guess we are somewhat draconian that way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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We use regular cheap washcloths (Walmart 18 pack) and they work great. We have a basket next to our bathroom sink (across from the boys' room) and we wet it with warm water before the diaper change. Then we throw it in the pail when we are done. If you go cloth, I strongly recommend using cloth wipes too. Disposable wipes are a pain in the behind (no pun intended!)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> because you have to separate the wipe from the dipe and throw them in 2 different places. Plus they don't work as well.<br><br>
Jenny<br>
SAHM to Noah (4), Joshua (2) and edd 10/18/03 Sarah
 

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I've tried lots of different ways of using cloth wipes... in the wipe warmer (would probably still do this but mine cracked when we moved), in a tupperware container w/ solution, dry w/ a spray bottle, etc. The easiest way for me right now is to keep them all folded on a shelf in the bathroom. I squirt a little Dr Bronners lavender soap on them and wet them in the sink as needed. Works for us!
 

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Oh-we don't warm the wipes....I guess we are somewhat draconian that way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></b></td>
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If you're draconian, then I guess I am too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Not only do we not warm the wipes, we don't even use a solution! I just have a spray bottle of water on the changing table, and squirt the wipe - although I've been known to squirt directly onto the bum when it's really bad! So far no complaints from my kiddos!
 

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I just run them under warm water when I get ready to use them. I tried using a container but was too lazy to change it often enough and this works perfectly.
 

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I've never used a wipe warmer, however I can say that based on DS reaction a cold cloth wipe beats a cold disposable wipe anyday. I'm currently alternating between Mother of Eden all fleece wipes (soooo soft) and Kissaluvs terry wipes (not as soft, but still pretty comfy and better at gripping those clay-from-the-depths-of-the-Mississippi bm's o' doom). At home I usually just use warm tap water on a wipe. In my diaper bag I keep a bottle of Kissaluv's Diaper Lotion Potion in the same pocket as my wipes (this way I always have fresh wipes packed and never worry about mildewing wipes or leaking peri-wash bottles). I spray it directly onto DS and wipe as needed. The wipes always go into the dirty dipe when I'm done then into the diaper pail (or wet bag first, if it was an out and about change). The only special treatment is that I prefer to use my dryer on the terry wipes (and my hemp doublers), everything else I line dry. Hope that helps.<br><br>
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We use cloth wipes in a warmer! It is super easy. All we do is wet the wipes (maybe 20 at a time), fold them nicely, and place in the warmer. They stay wet, and are nice and warm for the babe. Because we fill it everyday, there is no chance of mold.<br><br>
We have never used any kind of solution. I don't know why - water seems to clean our daughter's bum well enough. She gets a bath everyday, so I don't see the need for a solution. Just my opinion!
 

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I like to keep things as simple as possible. I have a Dex wipe warmer. I can fit enough cloth wipes in it for about a day. I put the wipes in and pour plain ol' tap water over them. Every so often (like once a month or when I'm on a cleaning jag), I'll wipe out the inside with tea tree oil. Other than that, it's just water. No problems yet.
 

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Somone posted about having to separate disposable wipes from the diapers...just so you know...I found out by accident that sposie wipes can go through both washer and dryer and still come out in almost usable form <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Just a tip to make things easier until you get some cloth ones!
 

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I LOVE cloth wipes!!!<br>
I have some velour/organic sherpa wipes from littlelounginglizards, and then a bunch of different kinds of wipes from darlingdiapers. I just keep a spray bottle filled with water and squirt the wipes before using them. It's worked out great so far.
 

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I use a wipes warmer with a few drops of TTO. I just put the wipes in, pour tto and water mixture over top. I rinse it out every few days or so.
 

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I treat the wipe warmer just like I did with disposable wipes...I do nothing to it; when it's empty, I fill it. I just have to get the wipes wet. I bring the warmer in the bathroom, run some warm water in (about 14/1/3 full), add a dab of baby soap and a dab of apricot baby oil (Burt's Bees) and mix it up....then I add enough wipes to fill it and absorb the water.<br><br>
I like it SOOOO much better than disposable wipes. I had to keep a separate pail in the bedroom just for the dirty wipes, and had to pick up all those poopy wipes and stuff. This way it works just like it does with disposables...put the dirty wipes in the dirty dipe and toss it all in your pail! One less step to deal with. And, they wipe up their bums so much better, I can usually do a poopy dipe with 1 wipe, sometimes it takes 2. And definitely get them with velour or sherpa or terry on one side to grip the poo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I keep a stack of wipes in a basket beside each sink and then when it's time for a change, I head to the sink first and run a wipe under warm water, then grab the changing basket (full of supplies for the day) and hunt down and tackel DS. I just throw the wipes in the wetbag with the dipes and wash them all together.<br><br>
Oh, if you are shopping-be careful! wipes can be just as addictive as diapers. Don't ask how many I have now LOL.
 

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I keep a little basket of wipes next to the changing table. I have a big spray bottle of wipe solution I make up every couple weeks or so. I spray the wipe, wipe the bum, toss into diaper pail.<br><br>
I have a bunch of baby washcloths, some velour from darling diapers, and I just ordered half a dozen from emi beans.
 
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