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  #1  
December 14th, 2012, 06:17 AM
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Alright ladies.

I would like to use cloth wipes in addition to diapers, it just seems like the easiest way to do things as it all gets thrown into the same basket in the end.

I would like to know a) what you use for cloth wipes? did you make your own, buy them made, or use wash cloths etc? and b)how do you store them/what do you use for a wipe solution?
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December 14th, 2012, 06:47 AM
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I bought mine. They are the big cotton terry/velour wipes from GMD and then some are the smaller 2 sided flannel/terry. I have 4 dozen. They are now used more for wiping out the potty and mopping up little wet areas in the bathroom and wiping M's butt after she uses the potty... she doesn't need to be wiped down at pee changes and her poops are so thick and yucky now that I always wash her butt at the sink with soap when she poops in a diaper!! But when she was little we just used a little spray bottle of water, no special solution, and sprayed her butt directly, she never minded that. Then wiped with a dry cloth.

If you ask a pediatrician or look at the AAP recommendations, they actually advocate using only clean water and soft cloths to clean the bottom during diaper changes, or using running water and mild baby soap for a full on bathing if needed. They hate disposable wipes. I think it is a main cause of some of the worst diaper rashes. If you don't have a very sensitive skinned LO, they may be just fine with a wipe solution or whatever, though, too.
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December 14th, 2012, 07:44 AM
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i keep mine dry in a stack on the change table next to a spray bottle with water, i just spray them with water as needed
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December 14th, 2012, 12:02 PM
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Ours are stored wet. We have washcloths, cheapies from Ross. We dry store what doesn't fit in the wipe warmer. But I love keeping 20-30 damp in the warmer (secondhand one, works great). It lasts us 1-2 days before I refill it with wipes and water. No solution here, just water.

I find dry or spritzed was fine for newborn poop...but toddler poo is sticky and requires elbow grease unless the wipes are rather wet.
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December 14th, 2012, 03:54 PM
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I made mine. Cut up fleece squares. I have a spray bottle of wipe solution that I spray on his bum before using each wipe.
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December 15th, 2012, 01:57 PM
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I used to store them dry and wet as needed. Now that we have a wipes warmer I keep them wet all the time in that. Just plain water!
My favorite are double layer flannel. I bought mine because I can't saw.
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December 15th, 2012, 03:38 PM
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I store mine dry and wet them right before use with just warm water. I have wipe solution but he hates cold wipes :/

I bought mine mostly from a friend on Etsy, and some other random ones as well.
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December 17th, 2012, 01:42 AM
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I just bought baby washcloths snd they work great. I store them in a huggies plastic tub. I store them wet and just plain water.
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December 17th, 2012, 03:01 PM
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I have a Prince Lionheart Warmies wipe warmer. I store about 20 in there at a time that are wet with a solution I make. I use 2 cups warm water, 2tbsps baby soap & 2tbsps coconut oil(you can use olive oil or baby oil too). I pour the solution over wipes in a gallon baggie and then move them to the warmer. My wipes are handmade. I bought 4 yards of flannel(made 38 wipes), cut into 8x8 squares, doubled them and stitched them back to back with a serger but you could just zig-zag the edge with a normal machine. Very cheap and really nice to use!
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December 17th, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Made my own cloth wipes.

I used them wet in a wipe warmer. I'd dampen a day or two's worth and then pop them in the warmer. I'd wipe out the warmer every time I switched the wipes, I'd keep a little tea tree oil spray and give the inside of the wipe warmer a quick spray and a wipe.

I know some people think a wipe warmer is some crazy extravagance, but it was really just a good wet wipe holder for us and our first would wail like crazy when we'd put a cold, wet wipe on her.
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December 17th, 2012, 05:34 PM
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Agreed, never used a wipe warmer before because I thought it was unnecessary but it's a perfect place to keep my cloth wipes and it's lovely to have them nice and warm when baby is already upset from being changed to begin with.
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December 17th, 2012, 06:12 PM
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i bought mine. i have grovia and babykicks, and i like them both.

i bought a wipe warmer for cloth wipes, and solution, but actually have not set it up yet. i just use warm water and it works great! way better than disposable wipes.
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December 23rd, 2012, 06:08 PM
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I have a dozen of the GMD terry/cotton wipes but I don't care much for them. They are too thick to get into all the little cracks and crevices and they are also pretty rough. Other than that I use a bunch of baby wash cloths. I got two packs of 24 wash cloths for like $5 each at TJ Maxx. They are the perfect size and perfect thickness. I spray the wipe directly. I think it would be easier to prepare a bunch of wipes in the morning and keep them in an old wipe box or something but I don't have room for that on the changing table. So far I have only used plain water, no wipe solution. Her poop is pretty nasty now that she's eating a lot of solids so I'm thinking of making some sort of solution soon.
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December 23rd, 2012, 11:07 PM
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Cloth Wipes is made of fine quality hosiery material that being soft keeps baby comfortable for a long time. The cloth with nappy cover stays firm within and thus fully protect baby from wetting, when tied with knots perfectly.
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