New to Cloth wipes HELP :)

Crystal - posted on 05/03/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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I have my fabric cut for cloth wipes but don't know what wipe solution to use?

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I use the same basic solution listed by Mylene above (copied below), except I don't use apricot oil anymore -- it's pretty expensive and I've found olive oil works just as well. I bought a Thermos-brand push top coffee dispenser and I mix the solution once a week and put it in the container (the solution stays warm because it's a Thermos). I have a small dish that I squirt the solution in as needed -- it works really well for me.



1 cup water

1 tablespoon Dr Bronner's organic baby soap

1 tablespoon apricot kernel oil

3 drops tea tree oil

1 drop lavender essential oil

Melody - posted on 05/11/2009

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We just use water as well and he smells clean and looks clean and most of all is happy! Nothing to cause a rash.

Erin - posted on 05/11/2009

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I just use water and with a poop I wash with water first then use California Baby Diaper Spray to get the bum good and clean

Jami - posted on 05/08/2009

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We also make our own. My husband mixes up about 4 liters at a time in old soda bottles. The recipe he's worked out is:

2 T. baby shampoo (we like Healthy Times brand)
1 T. baby oil
few drops of tea tree oil
fill up the bottle

Megan - posted on 05/06/2009

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I just bought this wonderful wipes warmer designed for cloth wipes by Prince LionHeart. The recipe for wipes solution was 2 c. water 2tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp baby body wash / shampoo. The warmer is soo nice because I don't have to run to the bathroom every time. I just mix up a big batch of the solution, dip the wipes in it after they are washed, roll them up and pop them in the warmer. Then, in a few hours, they are nice and toasty.

Carolyn - posted on 05/06/2009

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I keep clothes in the bathroom, and when I need one, I wet it under the tap on my way to the change table, wipe the bum, and throw it in the bucket with the diapers. I just use "seconds" of white faceclothes I got at my local discount mass-merchandiser. Kiddo has a pretty sensitive bum, and burns easily from her BM even if it only sits for 5 min, so it's the only thing that doesn't irritate her.

Vilate - posted on 05/05/2009

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i would just go with water. It works great! try it and then you can get into the other stuff. What ever you do though add a few drops of tea tree oil as it is anti-bacterial and will keep any bacterial at bay. Good luck!

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well it depends how much you actually use and which oil you use... Anything with petroleum usually reduces absorbency but then again it's only a tiny bit sprayed on the cloth and then spread over the bum... You might have to strip the diapers a little more often if you use only oil. so far, other people using the recipe I posted earlier haven't had any problems with reduced absorbency...

Lainey - posted on 05/05/2009

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To those that use oils...wouldn't that cause a problem when washing your diapers? I have been afraid to add any oil to my solution for fear that it will get on my diapers in the diaper pail or laundry.

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I use my own solution:

1 cup water
1 tablespoon Dr Bronner's organic baby soap
1 tablespoon apricot kernel oil
3 drops tea tree oil
1 drop lavender essential oil

You can take a spray bottle and spray it on the wipe right before use.

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I use 2 cups filtered water, 1/4 cup Aloe Vera, 2 tsp. baby wash, 2-3 drops tea tree oil, 2-3 drops lavender oil, and the recipe had 1 tbsp. calendula oil, but it is so expensive I don't add it. Go to Google and type in "recipes for baby wipes" and you will find a lot of different recipes.

Elizabeth - posted on 05/04/2009

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I've got a spray bottle that I put water (it's probably safest to use distilled or boiled and cooled water, but I just use regular out of the tap), a little baby oil, little baby shampoo, and a few drops of tea tree oil. Works for us.

Kelly - posted on 05/04/2009

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I use just water or water with baby shampoo and baby lotion. I mix it in a water bottle and then pour it on the baby to run off onto the wipe, then clean up.

User - posted on 05/03/2009

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I just wet the wipes with water as needed. I would try just water first and see if it works for you.

Sarah - posted on 05/03/2009

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i have an old cleaned out quart yogurt container that i put three squirts of baby bath wash in, like a 4 second squirt of baby oil in, and then i fill the rest with water. the water sits next to my pile of cloth wipes and i dip in wipes as i need them. then there are dry ones to help dry off baby butt too! :-)

Sarah - posted on 05/03/2009

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I use Honey Chunks - natural soap with essential oils - but I make it more diluted than the instructions specify (about twice as much water per chunk). I keep a large covered glass jar (think cookie jar or flour jar) next to the changing table with the Honey Chunk/water solution in it and just dunk the wipes as I use them. We used to use a spray bottle but we got frustrated with how slow it was.

Victoria - posted on 05/03/2009

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I make my own wipe solution using approx 400 ml of cold camomile tea with a squirt of baby oil (olive oil would work too) and sometimes a squirt of baby wash. I then shake it up in a jar and pour over my wipes which are in a plastic box. I tend not to keep the wipes in their solution for longer than 3 days - I wash them if I still have some left unused.
Good luck!

Lori - posted on 05/03/2009

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Hi! I worried about this too so I looked at a lot of cloth diaper websites on the internet. I use water with a squirt of my daughters bath soap mixed in (spray bottle). This is the cheapest way, but a lot of the brands that make the cloth diapers also make a special wipe solution.

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