cloth wipes

Jenn - posted on 10/26/2008 ( 26 moms have responded )

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what solution do some of the other moms out there that use cloth wipes use on there wipes before each use?

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Sara - posted on 01/26/2009

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I bought packs of baby wash cloths and use LuSa Baby Wipe Juice. It's organic and I think it smells good. It's easy and you don't need much. I use 1 t. juice to 1/2 c. water and I keep my wipes in a wipes warmer.

Nichelle - posted on 01/26/2009

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I bought some flannel bumGenius wipes and tried their "bum cleaner'. It gave my poor little girl a TERRIBLE rash. So, we currently aren't using the wipes because I didn't know what to put on them. I am so excited to hear about all these ideas and can't wait to try them! 

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I make a solution with 1 cup of water, 1 tbs. natural baby wash like Burt's Bee's and 1 tbs. baby oil. I put it in a spray bottle and spray each wipe as I need it. This is great to have in the kitchen too for face and hands clean up.

Dawn - posted on 01/26/2009

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I use cloth wipes and solution from Monkey doodlez. I use it in our wipe warmer , we love it.

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I bought some really cute printed flannel, cut it up, and since my change table is in the bathroom, I just use warm water. Sometimes I actually hold her under the tap, and just rinse her off and dry her with a towel:)

Christy - posted on 01/17/2009

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I experimented w/ a few techniques before coming up w/ my current procedure. FYI my DD is a toddler, but it'll be awhile before she's PT and we've been cloth for 5 months now, anyway she's totally on solids now (still b/f'ing at 22 mos, but heck her poo's are like grown ups so you get the idea). Anyway, I FINALLY bought some double sided bamboo terry for some wipes, and it's WONDERFUL!! l've used cotton flannel, but it didn't have enough 'grit' to get rid of the poo mess, and she's SUCH a princess the regular cotton wash clothes bugged her, so I wanted something soft, I went w/ the bamboo terrycloth. I bought my bamboo terry cloth fabric from Kids in the Garden online. I have a spray bottle w/ a solution I make from "Booty Cubes" (made from a single WAHM also found online, I feel good about supporting another WAHM) and a damp wipe (my bamboo ones). I spray the solution on her bottom and use the damp (I moisen w/ just tap water) wipe to clean her. I think a big part of cloth dipering is experimentation to find out what works for you and your baby, but for us, this is what works the best, and it's come after 5 months of experimentation!

Michelle - posted on 01/10/2009

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I just put a few squirts of baby wash in an old wipes box and add some water.  Throw the wipes in the bubble water and I'm good to go.

Alicia - posted on 01/10/2009

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i just wet them with water before use, but i have hear the monkey doodlze wet cubes are supposed to be good and i have a friend who just uses tea tree oil in water

Ali - posted on 01/01/2009

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I use a squirt bottle of water (4 oz) mixed with 1 tsp baby oil and 1 tsp baby wash. It smells great and works well. I don't keep mywipes wet. I just spray his bottom and then wipe with the dry cloth (i like thirsties velour wipes because they are super soft). I do use disposable wipes for poo though, otherwise it is just too much of a mess!!

Safa - posted on 12/28/2008

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wow, thanks for all the ideas! i've just been using water in a bucket that i fill each time but will definitely try some of your ideas! thanks!

User - posted on 12/13/2008

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Hey girls, I did the same thing with the receiving blankets. It is amazing how many you get as gifts. They work perfect. I cut 2 blankets into 3x7" (the size of a huggies wipes container) and I just pour a solution of my baby wash, oil and water over it. After I wash them with my diapers I just put the new ones on the bottom and they soak up the solution. I rarely have to add more solution, maybe 1x a month. Since doing this I have also found that her skin has cleared up. It was the wipes that were causing her diaper rash.

Kasey - posted on 12/13/2008

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I used old receiving blankets and cut them into squares. Then I use a small spray bottle filled with water and a dash of baby wash. Has been working good so far and my baby is 3 months old.

Brandee - posted on 12/09/2008

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We just keep plain water in a squeeze bottle next to a stack of cut up old receiving blankets. I wash the wipes with her diapers so that they don't accidentally get fabric softener on them and become water repellent! Works great and she doesn't have any odor.

Shannon - posted on 11/14/2008

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Jennifer, I use Shaklee baby wash and creamy baby oil on my son too! It smells SO good! I use a lot of their other products too.

Jennifer - posted on 11/13/2008

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I bought some flannel fabric, cut it up, and put it in an old wipe bin. Then I pour over a solution of 1 cup water (heated to boiling), 1 T. Shaklee creamy baby oil, 1 T. Shaklee baby shampoo. I used to just use water on my cloth wipes but have found that this works much better - wipes on baby's bottom more smoothly and helps to eliminate odor on the skin naturally.

Shannon - posted on 11/12/2008

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I use a mixture of baby wash, olive oil and water for my 7 month old son. I use flannel wipes and spray the solution on them with a squirt bottle. My son was getting a rash from all other kinds of disposable wipes. Even ones for sensitive skin. We haven't had any rashes combining the cloth wipes/solution and our Fuzzi Bunz diapers.

Erin - posted on 11/12/2008

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I actually just use cloth wipes and water. I used the solution of a scented oil and soap for my first, but realized they didn't have all that stuff in the old days, and we're not supposed to put soap in our "area" anyway, so with a baby girl, I find it easiest to use water. She stays clean and never smells.

Erin - posted on 11/11/2008

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I use Dr. Bronners lavender soap. Just a few squirts in a sink full of warm water. Then I soak the wipes and wring them out a little and put them in a container. It works pretty well.

Jennifer - posted on 10/30/2008

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I just use my aveeno baby wash. I put a stripe of it down the middle of a disposable wipes container, fill it 1/4 full with warm water and swish to mix. Then I put a days worth of wipes in the tub and use!

Liza - posted on 10/29/2008

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I use Punkin Booty Bits but they were sent to me, not sure where to get them. I'd do a search for it.

User - posted on 10/29/2008

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I have been looking into switching to choth wipes. I only have a few disposable wipes left, and since I have faith potty trained for pooping I figured it wouldn't be that bad. What solution do you have?

I plan on just using cut up cloths instead of buying "Cloth Wipes" what do you do?

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