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Old 12-04-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Wipe warmers with cloth wipes?

Im trying to decide how I want to to store wipes this time. Ive never liked the ways I did it with my other two. Someone mentioned they used cloth wipes in a wipe warmer at home.... How would that work? Anyone ever use one? How does it work? most of them pop up. I suppose I could open it everytime to get one can water be put in the warmer? Anyone know? LOL
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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I used our warmer w/ cloth wipes when DS was in diapers and will be using it again with the newbie in 2 wks. I did not use the pop up feature-just folded the wipes in half and would open the lid to remove them each time. Depending on what mood I was in, I would either fill the bathroom sink a little and add a squirt of baby soap then toss in the wipes, wring them out, fold and put them in the warmer OR fold them in the warmer and pour my water/soap solution over them. I personally had better luck w/ getting them saturated in the sink but tended to get lazy toward the end of diapering DS and did the pour solution over method.
You also don't really HAVE to add anything to your water but I like the smell of baby soap
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
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I used our warmer w/ cloth wipes when DS was in diapers and will be using it again with the newbie in 2 wks. I did not use the pop up feature-just folded the wipes in half and would open the lid to remove them each time. Depending on what mood I was in, I would either fill the bathroom sink a little and add a squirt of baby soap then toss in the wipes, wring them out, fold and put them in the warmer OR fold them in the warmer and pour my water/soap solution over them. I personally had better luck w/ getting them saturated in the sink but tended to get lazy toward the end of diapering DS and did the pour solution over method.
You also don't really HAVE to add anything to your water but I like the smell of baby soap
This is basically what I do except I boil the water I make my solution with. I haven't had a mold or musty smell issue yet.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:35 PM   #4
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Re: Wipe warmers with cloth wipes?

I used a wipes warmer with my cloth wipes for over a year and loved it.

You can wet the wipes and put them in the warmer. Either roll them up or toss them in, and yes you open up the lid each time to grab one. Or you can fold the wipes together just like disposables to 'pop' out each time. Here's a tutorial:

My favourite thing to do was just store my water in the wipes warmer. I'd have dry wipes on the change table and dip them in the warm water as needed. It worked perfectly.

My only tip would be to store on a few days worth of wipes at a time and clean it out frequently. I wiped mine clean every time I did diaper laundry as a habit to prevent bacteria harvesting.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:45 PM   #5
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I loved mine!!!! And will be using it again.

I rolled my wipes then poured my water and solution over it. (actually my 9 yr old boy did it - it was his "diaper changing duty")

I didn't start using solution until my LO added solids b/c it really isn't necessary. But, this time, I will start with solution b/c I like the smell (unless my new LO is sensitive).

I never thought to wash mine out
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:51 PM   #6
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Ok great! you all talked me into it! HEHEHE
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Re: Wipe warmers with cloth wipes?

I only store my solution in the warmer. If I put wipes in it they get moldy. I don't go through very many wipes. I only put a small amount of my own homemade solution in it. I change it every 2 days.

I use water, Dr bonner's, sweet orange oil, tea tree oil , and jojoba oil.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:27 AM   #8
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I only store my solution in the warmer. If I put wipes in it they get moldy. I don't go through very many wipes. I only put a small amount of my own homemade solution in it. I change it every 2 days.

I use water, Dr bonner's, sweet orange oil, tea tree oil , and jojoba oil.
They key to keeping mold or stink at bay is only putting about two days worth of wet wipes in at a time and cleaning out the container with a disinfectant before putting in a new batch of wipes. A wipes warmer is the perfect environment to promote bacteria growth - dark, wet and warm. As long as I clean it, I have no issues. I love having pre-made warm wipes.
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They key to keeping mold or stink at bay is only putting about two days worth of wet wipes in at a time and cleaning out the container with a disinfectant before putting in a new batch of wipes. A wipes warmer is the perfect environment to promote bacteria growth - dark, wet and warm. As long as I clean it, I have no issues. I love having pre-made warm wipes.
Do you wash your wipes with the rest of the dipes? Curious to know if the essential oils will have an effect on the dipes; buildup, etc...
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:37 PM   #10
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Do you wash your wipes with the rest of the dipes? Curious to know if the essential oils will have an effect on the dipes; buildup, etc...
Yep, all are washed together with no issues. This has been my solution for the past seven months. Our stash is mainly fitteds with a few BGEs. TTO and GSE are two EOs that are recommended by a lot of cloth diaper sites as natural disinfectants for diaper laundry. I don't think they'd recommend it if it would cause build up.
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