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Old 04-30-2019, 10:42 AM   #1
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Question Cloth Wipes

We're cloth diapering the coming baby (did it part time with Monkey), but I figure we might as well do cloth wipes, too, while we're at it. What do you do as a solution for them? I've seen a few sprays and recipes, but I was curious what's worked for people who've actually used them?
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:44 AM   #2
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I just get them wet with warm water as I need them.
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I had Diaper Lotion Potion concentrate and Homestead Baby Wipe Companion concentrate (I think the former was my favourite) which I mixed in a spray bottle 1:8 with witch hazel.
Sometimes I'd spray directly on baby's butt, other times I'd spray onto the wipe which first I'd wet with warm water.
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I just used warm water with mine too.
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Sounds like warm water is the way to go. Nice and simple, so I'm not complaining! I'm just totally new to cloth wipes (continued using disposable wipes when we switched to cloth diapers last time) and all the "helpful advice" can be a bit overwhelming.
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I just got my wipes wet and held them I. My hands, it took forever for the water to get warm in our house so the wipes we're hardly ever warm, I did try to hold them long enough that they weren't cold.

With wiggle worm getting the wipes wet was a perfect big sister task for early bird. She would get them wet and I would 'warm' them in my hands for a tiny bit.

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Whenever I tried to keep them wet in any kind of container they got funky, no matter what I did. So I wet them as I used them.

I got a great idea from a GCM. Take a bottle from liquid dish soap. Rinse it until there's no more bubbles. Then fill it with water and keep it at the changing table. Wet the wipes as you need them. No funk. A peri bottle works gets, too.

I made lots of cloth wipes for almost no money. I found a 100% cotton flannel sheet set at the thrift store. Cut them with pinking shears. Done. (If you do this, cut them bigger than you think you'll need. Better to be too big than too small.)
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Sounds like warm water is the way to go. Nice and simple, so I'm not complaining! I'm just totally new to cloth wipes (continued using disposable wipes when we switched to cloth diapers last time) and all the "helpful advice" can be a bit overwhelming.
You can keep a thermos of water by the changing table for warm water if you want.

My kids were always sensitive to anything other than water being put on their skin and would get diaper rashes with regular wipes. If I got them wet in advance they would always mildew. I do use Water Wipes (the disposable ones you buy) when out and about because trying to keep wipes wet while I'm out is annoying, and walking over to a sink isn't always as much of an option depending on where I am.
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I wet them with warm water as I need them as well.

If you have basic sewing skills, my favorite cloths are flannel on one side and towel on the other.
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Water in a peri bottle worked for me. I ended up sticking with disposable wipes since my H wasn't using the cloth ever. The washable ones we use as napkins and hankies and stuff now.
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I used plain water but I did also keep a little spritz bottle in my purse with diluted baby Dr Bronners. It's good for wipes and other stuff like dirty playground children.
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Whenever I tried to keep them wet in any kind of container they got funky, no matter what I did. So I wet them as I used them.

I got a great idea from a GCM. Take a bottle from liquid dish soap. Rinse it until there's no more bubbles. Then fill it with water and keep it at the changing table. Wet the wipes as you need them. No funk. A peri bottle works gets, too.

I made lots of cloth wipes for almost no money. I found a 100% cotton flannel sheet set at the thrift store. Cut them with pinking shears. Done. (If you do this, cut them bigger than you think you'll need. Better to be too big than too small.)
My MIL has been asking for projects for the baby, so I gave her the assignment of making some. She has a ton of flannel left over from projects that she can cut up and plans to hem. That way I don't have to find time to do it and she feels useful. Win all around.
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We made the Bates diaper wipes mix (I can find the recipe if you wanted it) and instead of using paper towel like they do, we used an icecream bucket filled with mix and put our cloth wipes in it. Worked so well.


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