Re: Plain water wipe solution
I always used just distilled water with our cloth wipes. In fact, the only time we had any kind of rashy with either of my boys was the brief time I used a premade wipes solution. If water is working for you there is no reason to switch.
Plain water might contribute to rawness - there isn't any kind of emollient (like the stuff that makes lotions go on smoothly) so if your wipe material was very rough or if you were wiping a lot or very vigorously it would probably irritate baby's skin. But then, the same would be true with almost anything you used.
Sage - homemaker mama to 4 boys - A age 11, L age 7, J age 4 and A 9 months