Lydia - posted on 11/18/2008 ( 38 moms have responded )
Cloth napkins? Mama cloth (or diva cup)? Handkerchiefs? Just curious.
Lydia - posted on 11/18/2008 ( 38 moms have responded )
Cloth napkins? Mama cloth (or diva cup)? Handkerchiefs? Just curious.
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Shauna - posted on 06/26/2011
I make my own nursing pads.
Whitney - posted on 06/20/2011
I just started using a diva cup a month or so ago, and I like our cloth wipes, but hubby prefers disposable wipes.
Cyndel - posted on 06/05/2011
I plan on getting momma cloth and Diva cup...(I plan on having 3 more children so i'll need momma cloth for bladder during 3rd tri and for pp bleeding). I use cloth wipes part time as I don't have enough for full time yet.
I would do more but we use a laundry mat and hubby is already barely keeping quiet about me walking to the apartment mat every other day to wash diapers so i'm not going to push anymore until we are in a place with our own w&d.
Jenny - posted on 05/29/2011
we use cloth diapers, wipes, night time pull ups for the 9yo, kitchen towels, napkins, mamma pads, disinfectant wipes, mop pads. The cloth diapers and mamma pads are my favoirtes. And I could never go back to disposable store bought pads again. I cut up a few old prefold cloth diapers & sewed fleece to both sides, to help make them soft & wick the moisture away. Love them!
Stephanie - posted on 03/10/2010
I use cloth napkins, cloth nursing pads pretty much anything that you can use cloth for. I also use the Diva Cup and after the first month of using it (it took me a couple of days to get used to it), love it!!!! I still use paper towels to wipe the spit up off the concrete floor but I'm working on that :)
I really like the bamboo bumGenius wipes, I just wet them with a wipes solution and put them in the warmer. They work really well and have stood up to many many washings. I tried the flannel and did not like those at all.
Shannon - posted on 03/08/2010
I make my own cloth wipes & cloth washcloths. Receiving blankets work really well because they're so soft. The wipey solution is super easy to make.... 3/4 cup h2o..1 Tbl baby oil..1 Tbl baby soap.:-)
Greer - posted on 03/07/2010
We use cloth dipes, napkins, dishrags (I knit them while I was being induced! TeeHee)
and kitchen towels. We do still have papertowels but only for really awful messes from the dog, or things like bacon fat. I also hang most things out to dry instead of using the dryer. It looks a little funny in winter but things still get dry and they smell so good! It keeps my dipes nice and white and smelling like new. Can't seem to convert DH to cloth wipes yet but with baby #2 next year we'll see! Wish us luck!
Lerin - posted on 03/06/2010
Shanda- I used to stock up on feminine products also. I keep a few around for emergencies (like if a friend is here & needs it). I was going to try to use up my stash as well, but ended up donating them- I'm sure a women's shelter would love them!
Shanda - posted on 03/05/2010
We don't buy paper towels or napkins-- we just use cheap white washcloths as rags for cleaning, have a lot of kitchen towels, and have about 20 linen napkins we use instead of paper ones. Well, actually, we do keep some paper towels around but they are in a high cupboard out of sight and we only use them for draining the fat off of bacon!
We use cloth wipes for anything you'd use a baby wipe for (cleaning faces & baby's hands, and of course, his bottom.) Mine are a mix of ones I've bought from WAHMs off hyena cart, and ones I've made myself. They're all flannel on one side and cotton velour on the other.
I used cloth nursing pads with both kids. I only needed them the first month or two each time so I dont' have them any more. They were just ones I bought at BRU or something... they worked fine for me.
I've thought about using the diva cup, but haven't bought one yet. I have a very irregular period (which has only just come back at over 1 year postpartum) that generally only comes 2-3 times/ year so it will take a while to finish going through my Costco box of tampons. LOL!
Lerin - posted on 03/04/2010
Cloth napkins. Diva cup. Hankerchiefs (cute from my hubby's old undershirts- super soft) old cloth diapers cute into smaller squares instead of tp (for #1 only). Used cloth nursing pads. Baby washcloths instead of wipes. Pretty much everything that we were using a one-time use paper product for, I've replaced with cloth. Only thing that I haven't recycled from stuff around the house was the napkins, the Diva Cup and our stash of diapers.
Melissa - posted on 03/04/2010
We use cloth diapers, Glad Rags, cloth napkins, flannel butt wipes, flannel wash clothes, and both cotton and wool breast pads
Yvette - posted on 03/02/2010
napkins, wipes, nursing pads
Jenifer - posted on 03/02/2010
Diva Cup, Mama Cloth, Cloth Diapers and Wipes, Cloth Napkins, and we use microfiber towels for all messes. I have a daycare, each kid has their own hand towel in the bathroom, we use cloth diapers and wipes on all the babies, washcloths to wipe faces and sometimes noses, it works better than a tissue especially when it's the after nap nose wipe. We use cloth napkins at meals and use reusable dishes for all functions at my house, even inviting the whole kindergarten class over... It saves us time and money and is better for the environment.
Jan - posted on 03/01/2010
we use cloth diapers and wipes of course, I use mama cloth and we don't use paper towels or napkins. basically the only throw away paper we use is toilet paper because DH would never go for switching to family cloth.
Aicha - posted on 03/01/2010
I use cloth diapers and cloth wipes cloth napkins and I wash with water after the bathroom then dry with a small towel
am considering trying cloth mama pads but haven't found ones that are long and wide enough...... might try making them
Charmaine - posted on 12/03/2008
Cloth diapers and wipes (flannel and terry cloth)...
User - posted on 11/30/2008
Cloth diapers, wipes, bibs, napkins, and Diva cup here!
Laura - posted on 11/29/2008
I have used the diva cup but found the keeper more comfortable.
Carolyn - posted on 11/29/2008
We just use "special" faceclothes for wipes (they go in with the diapers, they're seconds bought a WalMart used only for this purpose). I usually just wet them in the sink before a change and we're good to go. I throw them in the diaper pail with the diaper when done.
I've got a few cloth pads I used post partum (loved them! Making more!), just made of diaper flannel. I'm trying a diva cup if need be.
Can't get my family to use napkins. They apparently prefer their shirts at this point. I usually have a wet face cloth at the table to clean up very greasy and/or tomato-y hands and faces.
I have cotton breast pads for using during the day, but I usually use old faceclothes/handtowels/ratty diapers for night.
Kimberly - posted on 11/29/2008
Cloth Diapers, handkerchiefs and kleenex, just got my cloth pads (tried it once before and didn't like it but these ones seem alot nicer). I make my own wipes using aloe, distilled water, grapeseed oil, lavender oil and tea tree oil.
Amber - posted on 11/25/2008
I have the bum genious cotton wipes but I have found that the gerber baby washcloths work great and are quite a bit cheaper. However I think I will be cutting up old T-shirst from now on ; ) I soak my wipes in water with a little soap and a few drops of tea tree oil (anti bacterial properties), wring them out and store them in an old disposable wipes box.
Michelle - posted on 11/24/2008
We use Cloth Diapers, Cloth Wipes, I'm wanting to make some wipes to use for Family cloth - though it would just be me using them sometimes, thought about mama cloth, but not sure yet, I don't think I'll use it post partum, (or not at the very beginning at least) but I do LOVE the feel of the ones I carry in my store! lol - I probably would've tried them had I not already been preggo when I got them in my store!
And well, we'll see as time continues to go on!
Corrie - posted on 11/24/2008
We use cloth diapers & wipes. Occassionally we'll use cloth napkins. For those of you who use "mama cloth," how do you like it? Do you feel clean? Are you disgusted everytime you have to "change" it?
Janette - posted on 11/22/2008
Cloth Diapers/Wipes, nursing pads when we first started out and cloth dish towels
Lorry - posted on 11/22/2008
cloth pads (postpartum and pantiliners)
I was using a Keeper but it's been 10 years so time to replace it before I get my first pp period, I suppose! I'm thinking of getting a Lunette this time.
Kristin - posted on 11/21/2008
Diva cup user here.
Rachel - posted on 11/21/2008
Lydia-I am glad you like the bum genius wipes. I had ordered some from diaper swappers and they should be here soon. We have also been using cloth/canvas grocery bags for years.
Anyone's husband giving you crap for your love of cloth? He was okay about me using cloth dipes (even though he won't use them and their pockets-couldn't be any easier!), but when I brought up going to cloth wipes and napkins, he complained about the energy/money I will be wasting by washing them (even though I plan on just throwing the wipes in with the dipes and the napkins with other stuff and washing on cold).
Andrea - posted on 11/21/2008
I use cloth wipes (some terry, some flannel,all made by me), cloth nursing pads (hemp fleece, made by me), cloth mama pads (different fabrics) again made by me. Have seriously considered using cloth napkins.
Lindsey - posted on 11/21/2008
I use cloth diapers, cloth wipes (bum genius, cotton babies and kissaluvs). I had lanolin wool breast pads as well. My mother purchased the diva cup for herself and is still undecided as it is a little uncomfortable
Sarah - posted on 11/20/2008
we are super poor, so we have cloth EVERYTHING! my sister quit smoking while i was pregant and made me cloth breast pads, regular pads, burp cloths, baby bibs etc. And when we found out how rediculously expensive baby wipes are, i just decided to cut up some old teeshirts into wipe sized squares. i keep a tupperware of water next to the changing table and just dip in my squares before wiping the baby. works great! there are also homemade diaper wipe recipes which have baby oil and baby shampoo in the water to help, but we haven't really needed that. i throw the dirty wipes into old plastic containers and just wash them with everything else!
Lydia - posted on 11/20/2008
I like the bumGenius flannel wipes from cottonbabies.com, but really the cut up t-shirt works well - I just cut them too small. I keep my wipes in a wipes warmer with a solution of water with a little bit of baby wash and baby oil.
I bought a pair of hemp nursing pads when my milk came in, but by the time they arrived I had stopped leaking.
I also use cloth grocery bags.
Katie - posted on 11/20/2008
I tried cloth nursing pads but leaked through them every time. It was awful lol! I'm starting to use a handkerchief, and we use cloths to clean the furniture/bathrooms.
Nicole - posted on 11/20/2008
I would like to start using cloth wipes and was wondering what a good brand is? also do you get them wet or how does that work?
Rachel - posted on 11/20/2008
forgot to add that, i love my cotton and hemp nursing pads! what kind of wipes does everyone like? we are in the process of ordering some.
Lisah - posted on 11/20/2008
I use cloth wipes and napkins and I used cloth breastfeeding pads
Lydia - posted on 11/19/2008
We use cloth wipes - my favorite are the bumGenius ones we bought with the diapers, but I also use some of the double layer flannel clothes that my sister made, and some pieces of cut up cotton t-shirt, which work really well for the smaller messes.
I don't remember deciding to use cloth diapers, but it when I was reading about them to decide which ones to buy that I first heard of mama cloth. I bought New Moon pads (www.newmoonpads.com) for my postpartum bleeding and loved them, but I may buy a diva cup too if af comes back before we're ready to ttc again.
We don't use many napkins, but I think we actually have some we got as a wedding gift, so I may as well get them out. We do use a lot of Kleenex, but I'm not sure how it would work to use handkerchiefs. For now we'll keep using Kleenex, but the idea is percolating now...
Rachel - posted on 11/19/2008
I am beginning to convert. We have been using cloth dipes and it just makes sense to use cloth wipes and we have started to use cloth napkins. What about you?
Lisa - posted on 11/18/2008
Cloth napkins - I have made about 200 double layer flannel wipes that we use for pretty much everything you'd use a wipe/cloth for!
DivaCup - LOVE LOVE LOVE my DivaCup!