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Old 07-14-2010, 10:40 AM   #11
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Re: Cloth Wipes!!!!!

Just a note about poop - since I introduced solids and am not exclusively breastfeeding anymore, I use toilet paper to scrape off most of the poop before wiping.

Your baby wash cloths will work just fine... I prefer them to any other wipe I've tried.

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Old 07-14-2010, 11:21 AM   #12
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Re: Cloth Wipes!!!!!

thank you! yes i was wonder because sometimes ds1 bum can be prettttty messy, and i can just picture all the poop on the wipe and not wanting to throw it in the wash.... im going to try it out, and see how it works!!!!
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Re: Cloth Wipes!!!!!

Love cloth wipes too. . .I have the Thirsties ones and they are SOOOOOO soft. I roll em up and put them in a sposie container and use baby bits to make my solution. I dont spray the poop off them just throw them in a seperate pail. .. I use a different pail for my liners and wipes so they dont contaminate my diapers in case I use creams etc. Good luck, youll be happy you switched!
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:40 PM   #14
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Re: Cloth Wipes!!!!!

I know all the mamas here have fancier ideas/products, but I use old, cut up t-shirts. My husband is forever going through cheap cotton undershirts and I usually have a stained shirt now and then. I use to throw them away, but I thought . . . why not make wipes instead (I mean it just wipes up poop!). I just lay the shirt flat and use a disposable wipe (yes I still have several boxes . . . and haven't even been tempted to use them) as a template, and cut out as many wipes as the shirt will allow. I don't sew them either because they are shirts that have been washed a lot, they don't shrink. I did some today and got about 100 wipes from 6 shirts that were headed for Goodwill or the trash. Since they come from stuff I wasn't going to use, I don't feel bad throwing some away if I have a nasty mess (since I will replace wipes with tshirts later on). If they are just from pee or EBF, I just stick them in the pail with my diapers. I use a spray bottle with water and a little bit of baby wash right beside my changing table and basket of wipes. I just spray and wipe!!

I also use them as liners if I have to use diaper rash cream (which is almost never) . . . I throw those away. I just keep a sack in my closet for old tshirts and when I get a few, I start cutting wipes. I may get around to making my old receiving blankets into wipes later, but we use these for burp rags right now.

I hope the frugal tip helps.
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Re: Cloth Wipes!!!!!

I put baby soap and water in a wipes warmer for my wipes - I like them wet and ready to go.

I prefer my Mini Eco Wipes for newborns, and my Eco Wipes for older children... My fav for poops are terry cloth backed, and my favorite for urine are my OBV backed. And of course, I just love the pretti-ness of all my wipes LOL
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I made a bunch of wipes using squares of hemp jersey. I sew a lot, so I have a serger and I used a cute changing color thread and serged all around it, rounding off the corners. I wanted to use some hemp french terry or fleece, but I just used what I had.

They work great! I made up a fantastic wipe solution yesterday using witch hazel, castile soap, Vit E oil, sweet almond oil, hemp seed oil, lavender & tea tree oil. I made a large batch of it, then put it in a mason jar. Mix the solution before using by using a 1 to 2 ratio for mix and water. I folded the wipes up, put them in my disposable wipes container and poured the solution over it. The tea tree keeps the solution from getting funky and all the oils are so good for his skin. It really does make wiping a lot more easier and slicker. He's only been on solids for a few weeks now so the poo hasn't gotten that bad yet. I imagine if it's really nasty I'll spray it off before dumping into the diaper hamper. I also just made up a different solution before and wrung them all out and just threw them into the container without folding. I found that it was just as easy as having them folded, and took less time!
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:49 AM   #17
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Re: Cloth Wipes!!!!!

thanks mamas for the tips!!!!i am just using mostly washcloths for now, i cant see myself buying wipes (were a family of 6, so the tshirt idea comes in handy we are constantly donating to value village) i did the run the tap water over the cloth first, and it worked out fine! well see how it keeps up! thanks mamas !
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