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Ok, so after 13 months of using disposables we've decided to make the switch to cloth. We haven't decided which kind yet, but we're going to do the 21 day trial through Jillian's Drawers to help with that decision. But I have about a million questions about the other stuff I need and would really appreciate any answers or resources.<br><br>
What kind of cloth wipes do you like?<br><br>
Do I really need a wipes warmer if I want to keep my cloth wipes wet? (I read this in a few places, but don't understand why)<br><br>
Is there a good resource for homemade wipes solution recipes?<br><br>
What kind of Diaper pail do you use? How do you control odors?<br><br>
What kind of wet bags do you use?<br><br>
So many questions! Can anyone help? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br><br>
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Congrats on the decision to switch!<br><br><span style="color:#008000;">What kind of cloth wipes do you like?</span><br><br>
I use a mix of things. My favorite wipes are from Cloth Etc on Hyena Cart. They're nice big squares and the mama uses different fabrics like velour, hemp, sherpa, etc.<br><br><span style="color:#008000;">Do I really need a wipes warmer if I want to keep my cloth wipes wet? (I read this in a few places, but don't understand why)</span><br><br>
No, you don't need one. Actually I would think keeping wipes in a warmer might breed bacteria. For the same reason, if you do leave them in a container make sure to change it every other day or so. I actually leave mine dry and then I wet each one with warm tap water.<br><br><span style="color:#008000;">Is there a good resource for homemade wipes solution recipes?</span><br><br>
Sorry, I don't know of a resource. In the past I've just mixed a couple drops of baby oil and a drop or two of EO and put it in a peri bottle. I only stopped doing that b/c I felt bad wiping DS with cold wipes!<br><br><span style="color:#008000;">What kind of Diaper pail do you use? How do you control odors?</span><br><br>
I have a plastic trash can with lever you step on to open the lid. I use Swaddlebees pail liners b/c I found one for a good deal and another used on DS. I never have too much trouble with odors, if it does start to smell a bit I put some baking soda in the pail. I also like to rinse the pail every month or so with vinegar.<br><br><span style="color:#008000;">What kind of wet bags do you use?</span><br><br>
I have a WAHMies one and a Jamtots one. I like that the WAHMies is two layers (vs the one layer of the Jamtots), but I like that the Jamtots has a snap on the top so I can loop it and attach it to things (like if my diaper bag is overflowing so I can attach it to my stroller, carrier, or bag strap).<br><br>
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<b>What kind of cloth wipes do you like?</b> - I have wipes I made myself. One side is terry cloth, one side is flannel. They are 5x8<br><br><b>Do I really need a wipes warmer if I want to keep my cloth wipes wet? (I read this in a few places, but don't understand why)</b> I had a wipes warmer at first but it got pretty funky, even when I added stuff to keep the germs out. What we do now is keep a basket of dry wipes at our changing station with a squirt bottle of water. I wet each wipe as we go along. It is just as easy as having pre-wet wipes. I have also read of people using vaccum type coffe dispensers so that the water is warm.<br><br><b>Is there a good resource for homemade wipes solution recipes?</b> We just use distilled water.<br><br><b>What kind of Diaper pail do you use? How do you control odors?</b> We use a Rubbermaid garbage pail, the kind with the foot pedal that lifts the lid. As long as the diapers don't sit for more than 3 days we've never had a problem with odors.<br><br><b>What kind of wet bags do you use?</b> I have a little pouch I made from a recyced sweater, and on occasion I've also just useda plastic bag from the grocery store.
 

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You really don't need a wipes warmer, IMO.<br>
I put the wipes in the wipes container with just plain water. Since my container only holds a day or 2 worth of wipes, getting "funky" has never been a problem.<br><br>
I've been using cheap baby washcloths as wipes, and they work fine. I recently ordered some from a WAHM off of diaperswappers and they should be here anyday now.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bouncy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bouncy"><br><br>
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