Your favourite Cloth Wipe Potions....

Lisa - posted on 01/23/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hello,

I need a cloth wipe solution that is suitable for sensitive skin. I am currently using the disposable wipe container and just adding water to my cloth wipes. But I can only add a few at a time because if I don't use them in one day I waste them to the wash and tend to run out of wipes. Is there something I can do that will get me a few days out of the wipes? Or should i just stick to the water soaked wipes?

I stress, that she has very sensitive skin...

Thanks!!
Lisa

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I haven't made my own, but we use baby bits. They smell soo good! We haven't had a problem with her sensitive skin.

Heather - posted on 01/24/2009

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I use a solution of 7 cups of water, 1/4 cup baby oil and 1/2 cup baby wash. I pour some of that into a sealed plastic container and add my cloth (fleece?) wipes. When it's empty, I refill. By using baby wash and baby oil, you can make sure it's safe for sensitive skin.

Vilate - posted on 01/24/2009

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So, I will suggest adding a drop or two of tea tree oil here to to help keep the bacteria in check!

Kimberly - posted on 01/24/2009

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I use a variety of diapers (prefolds, all-in-ones and pockets) and I wash my wipes right along with the diapers. I use one cold cycle first and then a hot cycle of wash and a hot cycle of rinsing. I think all that hot water cleans any wipe solution up as well as all the messes. I don't have any problems with my diapers like resisting fluid or anything. (I think that most homemade wipe solutions - even those using oils like mine - are only using maybe a teaspoon or two of oils in about 2 cups of water...so you should be perfectly fine washing that up with your diapers.)

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I use prefolds with fleece liners and I wash them with the the cloth wipes on the hottest setting with scent free sun liquid detergent.

Suzanne - posted on 01/24/2009

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I keep my cloth wipes in a wipes box. I keep a small squirt bottle of water in there are well. This way, I can wet wipes as I need them. I can also use the squirt bottle to squirt water directly on her bottom if it's really messy. My daughter also has extremely sensitive skin, so we do not use any oils or soaps with out wipes. I have discovered California Baby Diaper Area Spray - it is non-stinging and all natural. I use it only when she is really messy, after I have cleaned the mess up. I spray it on and then wipe off with a clean, dry wipe. Works for us! Good luck!

Lisa - posted on 01/24/2009

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Quoting Carmen:

My twins also have sensitive skin so I just use water with some olive oil in a wipe warmer. The warmer can hold about fifteen cloth wipes at a time. Hope this helps.

Carmen


When using oils do I need to wash the wipes separatly from my cloth diapers?



 



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Kimberly - posted on 01/24/2009

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I use a solution with 2 cups hot water (but then I let the solution cool before using it on baby...), 2 or 3 drops of tea tree oil, about a half teaspoon or so of vitamin E oil and a tablespoon or so of alcohol free witch hazel. You could skip the witch hazel if it was too strong for your baby's skin.



I put this mixture in a glass jar and then just keep my clean dry cloth wipes and a bowl on the dresser. I pour a little of the liquid into the bowl in the morning and then just dunk my wipes as needed for diaper changes that day. Then I don't feel like I'm wasting wipes that get musty. I also keep some of the solution in a spray bottle to use on the go or to loosen tough stickies. :)

Jennifer - posted on 01/24/2009

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We make our own disposable wipes (with Bounty paper towels), and our solution is simple. We put in 1 tbsp. of baby oil with 1 tbsp. castille soap (pure and unscented) with 1 cup of water (we use distilled). You could probably soak the wipes or just put it into a spray bottle and spray it onto your cloth wipes. I hope this helps!

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My twins also have sensitive skin so I just use water with some olive oil in a wipe warmer. The warmer can hold about fifteen cloth wipes at a time. Hope this helps.

Carmen

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