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Cloth wipes solution recipes- Ever tried any?


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March 25th, 2013, 10:34 PM
Rochelle
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http://www.zany-zebra.com/cloth-wipe-solution.shtml

Anyone try any of these (or other) recipes before? I've never made my own solution and I was leaning towards starting with the one below since I have some Dr. Bronner's Castile baby soap already and the rest of the ingredients. I was going to try using coconut oil though bc I heard it's really good for the skin.


Castile Solution
Cloth Wipe Solution Recipes - Castile Soap

Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap comes in several yummy scents!
-1 tablespoon almond, apricot, or other oil
-1 tablespoon Dr Bronner's Liquid Castile Soap
-2 drops tea tree oil
-1 drop lavender oil
-1 cup water



What has been your experience with cloth wipes? I've only used them with my first baby and we just wet them with water and she was really prone to rashes. I think that had to do more-so with the fact that I was too dumb to know I should have stripped the diapers sometimes and bacteria was hurting her (poor baby). I didn't know about these helpful forums 10 yrs ago or things would have been way different.

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March 26th, 2013, 02:56 AM
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No I have never used wipe solution. I was going to use water and then coconut oil for a protection. Maybe I should use a solution but I want it to be very gentle.
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March 26th, 2013, 04:12 AM
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I was planning on just water and coconut oil too! However, there is this Californian Babies spray stuff that a friend of mine squirts onto her wipes before wiping. I'll def be getting some of that too. It doesn't get any easier than just squirting something onto a wipe.
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March 26th, 2013, 04:48 AM
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Yep. The list I have is similar to the one you posted. bumgenius, cloth diapers, bumGenius One Size, Thirsties I use the basic wipe #2 one. Pretty much because I happened to have all the stuff it called for. I think it works well, and I just keep it in a spray bottle by the changing table. When I run out I sometimes just use water which is fine too.
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March 26th, 2013, 07:54 AM
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I just fill a bottle with warm water, a squirt of almond oil, and a few drops of tea tree oil. I don't measure anything. I used to use lavender and Dr. Bronner's too, but then I got lazy, lol. The tea tree oil is what really helps keep rashes at bay so I just don't bother with the other stuff anymore. I have an old plastic wipes container and I put the wipes in there and pour on just enough solution so that they're wet but not drippy; that way I don't have to spray them every time. Super easy. The tea tree also keeps mildew at bay so they can sit for a few days (not that they will with a newborn since you have to change them so frequently!) without getting stinky.
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March 26th, 2013, 08:18 AM
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I just use warm water. We used a wipe solution with Katelynn and she got a horrid rash so we just went to water.
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March 26th, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Thanks for the responses. I think I'll start with that recipe and then when I get lazy (and I WILL), then I'll probably just do a modified quick version.
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