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I just packed my bag for the hospital stay yesterday. I will be there a week and take all my own cloth diapers and wipes. DH is on laundry duty. I made the wipes 3 months ago. Now they look really, really small. Most are just bigger than the size of my hand. Now I wonder if I need some larger ones. I still have another old flannel pillow case, and towels, so I could sew some more up. I also put some Sweet almond oil, lavender oil and calunda oil in the bag to mix with warm water to make a wipe solution. I will use a small plastic container and I plan on mixing it up every time. Is this smart? Should I make a mix ahead of time? What else would I put in it? I figure there will be few diapers the first day or so, then all they yucky meconium ones. Then the regular BF poopy ones.<br>
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What size are your wipes and what`s in you wipe solution?<br>
TIA,<br>
Kathryn<br>
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I use ones that are just larger than my hand.......and for my wipe solution- plain 'ol H2O. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Most of my wipes are about the size of my hand too. I put my wipe solution in a squirt bottle with a cap that I got from wal-mart. I think it was supposed to be a shampoo travel bottle.<br><br>
for my wipe solution I use: 2 cups water, 1 TBSP baby wash (Aveeno) and 1 TBSP olive oil.<br><br>
Be careful with the lavendar and calendu oil on your new baby's bum. It could cause a rash, it depends on the baby's skin. Olive oil is awesome for using on meconium the first few days. You can use extra olive oil in your wipe solution so the meconium doesn't stick and you don't have to scrub your baby's bum too hard to get it off.<br><br>
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OK, out with the lavender and calunda and replace with extra virgin olive oil. I still might make up some larger wipes as I was going to get the sewing machine out anyway. I figure I can always use more wipes.<br>
Thanks!<br>
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I have wipes all different sizes but I like the ones that are the size of a basic washcloth the best. We typically just use plain water, but wipe solutions are fun to make! For a new baby, I'd go with less is more, meaning, don't use a bunch of stuff just yet unless you need it b/c new baby skin is so sensitive. Granted, the oils you are using are very benign and have wonderful healing properties so it isn't like you're gonna hurt your baby or anything. You can make up solutions well in advance and store them away from direct heat or sunlight in amber glass bottles for a good long while (like a year) before they'll go rancid.<br><br>
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My wipes are 8x8, they are perfect! (IMO LOL) For solution it depends on my mood...usually some water, a little baby wash, and a little apricot oil. I mix it up right in the wipe warmer and fill it with wipes to absorb all the solution. Good luck!!!! <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 just tried a new solution which smells yummy, and seems to work well. Add a little bit of Burt's Bees apricot oil, and a little bit of California Baby wash to water. Put the solution in a container and add some washcloths. Mmmm mmmm good!
 

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I made my wipes 4x8 because that's the size that fits in my diaper bag wipe container... But my flannel is wearing out a bit and I was thinking of making new ones with terry velour or something in an 8x8 size. I think that would suit us better. And we usually just use water in a squirt bottle. Sometimes a few drops of lavender if I have time when filling the bottle. Yeah, so almost never! <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 wipes are 4x8 and fit perfectly in one of those huggies or pampers wipe tubs. I used to use just plain water, and change it out every two days. But then it started having a funky smell. and so now I put a small drop of TTO in with the water.
 

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wipe solution=water<br><br>
I only add gse (grapefruit seed extract) if we are having yuckies like yeast or rash (hardly ever then lol), I did try a long long time ago to add tto <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross"> and ds rashed up so bad from only 1 drop that i ended up never using a "solution" again.<br><br><br>
washie sizes, I have some that are 5x10 and 5x8 that I LOVE for poopies the ones I have otherwise are 5x5 (give or take) which is just a tad bigger than my hand spread out.<br><br><br>
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