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February 7th, 2010, 10:24 PM
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How many of you use washclothes? I know when I was myself in the shower I use one of those loofah/net type of things. I can't stand using washclothes because you can't really lather up with them! Do they make little loofahs for babies or do you have to use regular washclothes?
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February 7th, 2010, 10:36 PM
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I haven't seen any baby loofahs.... but it s probably because those materials tend to be rougher and would be to hard on baby's delicate skin. I agree though about disliking washcloths ... I love the sea foam sponges.
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February 7th, 2010, 10:37 PM
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Sea foam sponges...I will have to check these out. Where can I find them?
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February 7th, 2010, 10:48 PM
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Im opposite, I love washclothes and I have no problem working up a good lather on one. I've never tried the sea foam sponges, I've always thought they looked icky.
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February 7th, 2010, 11:44 PM
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I use washcloths for myself and baby!
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February 8th, 2010, 04:12 AM
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Washcloths are good for a baby's bath. Often a new baby doesn't like it's tummy being bare when they're put in the bath - a washcloth over their tummy can really calm them down a lot (well that's what a midwife told me and it worked with my two ). Makes them feel more secure..
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February 8th, 2010, 04:46 AM
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I used sponge with mine as i could never work up a lather on wash cloths either!
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February 8th, 2010, 05:28 AM
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With a baby it's really better and easier to use a soft washcloth.
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February 8th, 2010, 06:42 AM
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We've always used a washcloth on Kellan. Never had a problem with them.

Hmm, I have no other ideas. Hope you can find something that you like.
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February 8th, 2010, 06:45 AM
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When Max was a newborn we used wash clothes, never the baby ones though. Now we use a bath puff.
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February 8th, 2010, 07:46 AM
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I think for the first year or so, we used the little sponge and soft scrubby brush combo that the hospital sent home with us. It finally fell apart and we switched to washcloths
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February 8th, 2010, 08:25 AM
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We use washclothes and Davis Foam Baby Wash.
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February 8th, 2010, 08:49 AM
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I think I will go ahead and get a pack of baby washcloths and then also get some of those really soft sea sponges, that way I can try both and use the washcloth to cover baby's stomach if needed.
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February 8th, 2010, 09:54 AM
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I'll be using wash cloths. But they do have bath mittens that you can use to wash the baby
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February 8th, 2010, 10:03 AM
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i love baby washcloths- they are so soft and cute.
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February 8th, 2010, 10:24 AM
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I use washcloths for myself and for Lily. I used to use loofahs/sponges on myself until I read a few things about how many germs they harbor just after one washing. And you can't really get them clean again, but a washcloth you can just toss in the washer.
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February 8th, 2010, 11:12 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mum74 View Post
Washcloths are good for a baby's bath. Often a new baby doesn't like it's tummy being bare when they're put in the bath - a washcloth over their tummy can really calm them down a lot (well that's what a midwife told me and it worked with my two ). Makes them feel more secure..
^I agree with this, I did this alot when DS was a baby..

Infant washcloths are alot softer and thinner, so I think they lather up better than adult washcloths.. They have a softer texture which is important for baby.. I never used anything else on DS until he was a toddler, than we switched to the loofahs

Also, one thing to keep in mind about loofahs and sponges, is that they have a tendency to trap bacteria alot easier than a washcloth since people use new clean washcloths usually everytime.. Adults are able to withstand bacteria better than babies.
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