What do you use for wipes?

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I've decided to cloth diaper my next baby. I like the bum genius 4.0 one size, but I'm not sure what to do for wipes. I don't have a sewing machine so I can't make my own. Using disposable wipes seems to be too much extra trouble because I will still have to have a container for throwing them away. Did you find a brand of reusable wipes that you like? Do you use a solution or spray with the wipes? Thanks!!

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Malkara L. - posted on 01/30/2011

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I just use "baby" wash clothes for wipes and I have a small covered jar of "solution". 2 cups of H2O and 2 drops of Tea tree oil or lemon juice. (the last 2 keep it from getting moldy) You could use a drop of mild baby shampoo too if you wish. I have had luck with my jar and I make it up every few days.

Jenna - posted on 01/24/2011

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You can still make your own w/out a sewing machine! Just get some flannel at the fabric store, and get some fabric scissors that cut a zig-zag. They won't fray as badly if you use those scissors :)

For a solution, at home I keep my wipes in a tupperware type container and make my own solution w/distilled water and a squirt of Dr Bronner's baby soap. For my diaper bag, I just keep the wipes dry and carry a spray bottle w/water in my bag. Super easy :)

Rebecca - posted on 01/21/2011

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I couldn't afford the cloth wipes at the store, so I bought a yard of terry and a yard of flannel at JoAnn's during a 50% off sale and made 30 wipes. They are 5X8 inches, terry on one side (good for "scrubbing" poop off a bum), and flannel on the other. I do have some wipes solution in a mason jar made of 1 quart water, about a tbsp of baby shampoo, and about 2 tsp of baby oil. But when I'm out of solution, I just wet the wipes with water. Sometimes, though, I feel like I need the soap! I have stored them dry and wet them when I need them, and I have also stored them in a Huggies wipes box and poured the solution over them. I'll use them in about three days, so they don't get nasty and mildewy in that amount of time.

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I've bought several different types of cloth wipes, sorry don't remember which brands, but I have flannel and cotton and I love both. I bought the Prince Lionheart cloth wipes warmer which is awesome and it comes with some recipes to mix up your own solution. I've also used the California Baby brand wipes solution which is good :)

Sara - posted on 04/04/2011

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I buy baby wash cloths at the dollar store. I bought a wipe warmer at a resale shop for $4.99 and I use distilled water and kissaluvs wipe concentrate. I have it is a small spray bottle and carry dry wipes in the diaper bag.

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I know this has been answered already but wanted to chime in...
I used baby wash clothes with warm tap water. I did keep disposable ones on hand for out & about, and just threw those down in the wetbag with the diaper and washed them with my diapers- but I lined dried them the times that I had to put inserts in the dryer.
My best friend swears by flannel though- she gets old flannel things at thrift stores, cuts them up, hems them and uses them, with a solution of baby soap, olive oil & water. Good luck!

Gemma - posted on 01/26/2011

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We used wash cloths, these worked really well, i kept them dry and had a spray bottle containing chamomile tea with a few drops of lavender oil and a few drops of olive oil. The chamomile is soothing on baby's skin, the lavender has antibacterial properties and the olive oil moisturises baby's skin. A couple of drops of Tea Tree could be used in place of the lavender oil, quite good if you already have a rash developing. We never really had a problem with nappy rash, his bottom was like a peach!!

Robin - posted on 01/26/2011

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Bum Genius are our favorite!
We never used any solution, spray or soap...and our b/g twins only had a couple cases of redness but not rash. These are the wipes our family uses
http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/twos...

Can't say enough good things about them. Love the two textures and they lastly through 2.5 years of b/g twins and are still in great shape!

User - posted on 01/23/2011

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i bought some fleece with a lovly patten on and cut them up cost me £6.00 and i had loads and loads lol

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Yep, she's wearing one right now. Her interest comes and goes on potty training. I'm hoping she does before the baby comes in July, but I'm not going to push. She could tell I was excited about the diaper so she was excited to put it on lol.

Rebecca - posted on 01/22/2011

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Sara, I LOVE my FuzziBunz!!! I only have 5, so I'm still washing every day. I'm on a budget, so I started knitting wool soakers, and I love them, too! I'm going to make about half a dozen, or maybe a few more, and then I think I'll have plenty. I've got more than 2 dz prefolds (Gerber...UGH...but about to buy 1 dz indian prefolds). After that I think I'm all set!

I tried my FB one size on my 2 1/2 year old and they fit great! Although he doesn't like to wear them. He doesn't like diapers at all anymore since we're potty training! Oh, he's in a size 5 disposable, size 3T pants, and weighs 38 lbs and the FB still fit, so I bet they'll fit your 20 month old just fine ;-)

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Thanks, Rebecca. My mom is going to make them for me. I have some baby boutiques in my area. Their prices are similar to the internet. They had a 10 pack of wipes for $10.95. I know that making them would still be cheaper. We ended up buying some Fuzzibunz to try (we got 3). I'm washing them right now. They're one size so I'm going to try them on my 20 month old tomorrow. I'm really excited about getting into cloth diapering (and saving some money :)).

Rebecca - posted on 01/22/2011

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Not the dollar stores here in my area! They've NEVER heard of cloth wipes; in fact, some of the employees at Babies R Us didn't know what they were until I told them it was on their website and that they had the cloth wipe warmer in the store, so they must have had the wipes.

Kristian Amber - posted on 01/22/2011

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I am going to start making my own, both wipes and diapers, and I've heard that certain types of fleece doesn't fray after you cut it, those might work out for you in a pinch without having a sewing machine. Unfortunately, neither do I! I told my hubby that's the next thing we are getting on payday, I found a few pretty cheap ones that have just the simple stitches that I'll need for making the diapers and stuff for about $70.
I'm not completely sure about the fleece, but if it works that might be a really good idea to try at first.
Rebecca--- What kind of terry did you use for your wipes? I was thinking the same thing about one side for soft scrubbing and the other for the minor cleaning. I was trying to think of/find a good terry that wouldn't get tough after a little while and cause a raw bottom. I've been out of the sewing game for awhile and just now trying to get back into it for the babys diapers and wipes so our monthly costs don't skyrocket.
Any ideas would be great! Thanks you guys!
Sara--- I hope you get some good ideas to help you get some good baby wipes!

Rebecca - posted on 01/22/2011

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Sara, they are super easy! You just cut them to a 1/2 inch wider and longer than you want them, then sew right sides together with a 1/4 inch seam, leaving an opening so you can turn and topstitch. I did all thirty in a couple hours, and that included cutting and sewing.

Julianne, I wish I could have found them for that cheap! The only thing I had available to me were these from Babies R Us:
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp...

$10 for 8 wipes...that's $40 for 32 wipes, and I got 30 wipes for $5 and a couple hours of my time! Although it would have been a little easier if I could have just found some like you did!

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