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:LOL how do I <i>and what do I do with it</i>.<br><br>
...its a small part of a large diaper overhaul. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I thought some new wipes and even some <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"> wipe solution<br>
too...But <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I dont understand what you do with it, other than rinse/dunk the wipes ?...right now he just gets a warm water wash cloth.<br><br>
So a wipe solution recipe (and instructions) would be wonderful!
 

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i just fill the bathroom sink 1/2 w/water, add a few squirts of baby soap and tto. i soak the wipes, squeeze out the excess water and put them in my wipes warmer.
 

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hey...fancy you turning up :LOL<br><br>
what is tto?...Im totally thick...which you should darnd well know by now...<br><br>
Do you do that once a day?...and if I dont have a wipes warmer???
 

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oh wait wait! is...it....tea tree oil? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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yes, tea tree oil. helps keep the wipes from getting that old water smell to fast.<br>
if i didnt have a wipe warmer- i would probably use a disposable wipes container or a zip lock cause getting wipes everytime i changed a dipe would drive me nuts!<br>
or, if you have a food container with a cover that could work.<br>
the wipes usually last me a couple of days. i really pack'em in there. :LOL<br><br>
Sad, but i didnt even look at the user name when i read the thread. i just thought, "look, no replies" and posted my thoughts. see what being part of the IPTK club does??? Makes me want to leave replies so someone doesnt feel ignored. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks...did you have to say that in public...now everyone knows...<br><br>
well at least you didnt go aaahhh there's poor old kiwimutti...no one will respond...<br><br>
Ok well I think I understand about the wipes soultion now. phew that was easy :LOL<br><br>
now...next thing was...train dh. (I always thought it sounded so bad when mamas rolled their eyes about how their dh's couldnt cloth diaper or asked about "dh firendly" diapers etc....... today I am joining that club).<br><br>
my turning point was "hmm what on earth is ds playing with?...ooohhhh its a poo" that fell out of his coverless-barely-pinned-diaper that was halfway lost in his overalls. dh said sweetly "well at least I changed him"...he may lost some confidence about identifying a cover ...after showing up with ds in a <i>pair of dd's flowery pink skorts</i> "cover" :LOL<br><br>
So, organizing the diaper area now so dh can be more successful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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kiwimutti said:
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my turning point was "hmm what on earth is ds playing with?...ooohhhh its a poo" that fell out of his coverless-barely-pinned-diaper that was halfway lost in his overalls. dh said sweetly "well at least I changed him"...he may lost some confidence about identifying a cover ...after showing up with ds in a <i>pair of dd's flowery pink skorts</i> "cover" :LOL<br>
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Ewww! I had that experience but it was with my PL DD and panties. Still, ewwww!
 

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I fill my wipes warmer with my solution only and keep the dry wipes stacked next to it and dip as needed. I used to keep the wipes moist in the warmer, but I had bleeding issues (with wipes that had been washed numerous times). I use a plastic sports drink bottle (maybe 20oz or so) to mix up the solution, and I use two with the solution and then dilute it a bit with two of just plain water. Make sense? Here's my recipe:<br><br>
squirt of Dr Bronner's lavendar soap<br>
squirt of 100% aloe vera gel<br>
squirt of VitE oil<br>
4-6 drops of Lavendar EO<br>
2-4 drops od TTO
 

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I fill a spray bottle and two peri bottles (one for the diaper bag). I use distilled water, a squirt of California Baby Wash, baby oil (currently using grade seed oil), 2 drops of TTO and 2 drops of lavendar. Sometimes I spray the wipe, sometimes I peri the wipe when I need a lot, and sometimes I just spray the baby (which she enjoys very much!). HTH.
 

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I also use a peri bottle and fill it up with my solution then I squirt it over the wipes inside the wipes warmer.<br><br>
I use a few drops of lavender, a tablespoon of almond oil, and the rest plain distilled water.
 

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:LOL Mine does too! First she gets this sorta shocked look like "woah, what just hit my bum?" and then she gets a big smile and a giggle. I think the mommy-powered bidet really makes her day!<br><br>
Our wipes solution is either baby bits and water or burt's bees apricot oil and water. Nothing fancy. I have dry wipes in a pocket of my hanging thingy(it's one of those shoe hanging things) and a spray bottle in another pocket.<br><br>
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I'm really glad you asked this ? because I was wondering the same thing. I want to start cloth wipes too. Sounds like I need a wipe warmer which seemed like such a silly product until now. In fact, DH was just saying so.<br><br>
I bought some Mother of Eden wipe cloths and I've washed them a bunch of times and yet they are not soft enough to rub on my baby's little tush. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I have a wipes warmer that I just put the solution into, and dip wipes when I need to.<br>
My recipe is a squirt bottle filled with water, add squirt of California baby wash, squirt of California baby calming oil, and thats it!! I had a rash issue with TTO so I dont use it anymore (only on dipes during the wash).
 

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I bought my wipe warmer at Target today and I'm ready to go. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I bought some cloth wipes from MotherEve, but they aren't very soft. I've tried washing them a bunch, but they haven't softened up. Any suggestions for how to fix these? Any recommendations for which kind to buy?
 

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Just jumping in to say how great it is to hear what everyone else is doing! I have been using a tiny bit of Aveeno lavendar baby wash, burts bees apricot oil and TTO. I'm wondering if the red marks on dd's tush might go away if I stop using TTO, I know I used way to much in the last batch of wipes I did, this time I didn't use but a drop or two, if the redness persists I'll stop all together.<br><br>
I was looking at the wipe warmer at Target today too!! I want it, but feel like it's an unnecassary expense. Then I see how dd jumps when the cold wipes hit her tiny bottom. I'll probablly go back to target tomorrow...
 

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I mix in a peri bottle:<br>
filtered water<br>
some olive oil<br>
some Dr Bronner's Almond soap<br>
1 drop TTO
 

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We use a peri bottle filled with water and about a tablespoon of Cetaphil cleanser. I change this daily. This has worked great for my sensitive skinned boy!
 

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I use booty bath. I have it in a spray bottle & i wet the wipes. Depending no the type of diaper i might use warm water on the first 2 & then the last the booty bath. My kids actually prefer the coolness of the spray after the warm ones. i'm not sure why but hey it works!!! I switched to booty bath on a recomenadtion of a mama who used it for their sensitive skinned baby after horrible rashes. I can say that it helps clear up the rashes. We have been rash free for 6 months now!!!!!! I also dilute the wash with an extra 1/2 cup of water, it just seed to work for us. I use to use a wipes warmer but once i got out of the nursery table changes i switched to the living room floor & the way i do it now... lol
 
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