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Old 02-19-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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Tell me about cloth wipe please:)

I never used cloth wipes with DS. I didn't really think they saved much money and felt they were probably more of a hassle. Now I began to stock up on the Lansinol wipes since they were the only ones my DS could tolerate for the first 4 months...Then I was blown away with the price of $3.50 for a small pack. Woah! I can easily make up for that price in 4 months if I use cloth.
What do you use?
How many do you have?
What wipe solution do you use?
How do you store and travel with them?

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Old 02-19-2013, 06:01 PM   #2
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I loved using cloth wipes, I couldn't imagine using disposable wipes with cloth diapers.

I made my own, so admittedly I had a TON . They were all 8x8" with velour on one side and flannel on the other.

I never used any wipes solution. I travelled with them by taking them dry and just wetting them down in the bathroom sink or carrying a small water bottle with.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:14 PM   #3
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I love cloth wipes! I have some wham obv, gmd terry, and even store bought wash cloths. All work great! I take mine dry and have a little spray bottle if I need it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:51 PM   #4
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Re: Tell me about cloth wipe please:)

slightly hijacking - would those little gerber baby washcloths that are cheap work? And how many wipes do you typically need?
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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Re: Tell me about cloth wipe please:)

I have 36 and its barely enough. But, I have a newborn. It was more than enough when I was diapering an older baby. I would say 24-48 depending on ages of baby and how often you do your diaper laundry.

When I travel, I put 6-8 wet wipes in a small wetbag and throw them in my diaper bag. I change out my wipes wetbag every few days.

At home, I have a wipes warmer. I put them in wet and rolled up. When the babe is ebf, I don't use any solution. When they add solids, I add a wipes solution because the poo seems too stinky for me with just water. The kind I use is no longer being made, but they're little soap cubes that I dissolve in warm water and pour it over.

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #6
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Love love love cloth wipes! I use just the cheapie baby cloth.. . Which I got them from baby shower. We have about 50 of them. I have been using them every single day!!!! I need about 2 to clean a wet diaper and 3 for poopy ones. When I am done, I just throw them all in the diaper pail along with my prefolds. So easy!!! I am going to do laundry anyways. Just make sense to wash it all. We use disposable wipes when we go out thou.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:35 PM   #7
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Re: Tell me about cloth wipe please:)

I used cloth wipes for a while and just kept them dry and used a spray bottle w/water in it. But that got to be a hassle with making sure I had the bottle and the wipes wherever I happen to be changing DS. So I stopped using them for a while and just switched to all disposable wipes. I still put the disposables in the wash and throw them away between the washer and dryer. Then I'm not dealing with stinky wipes in the trash. But recently I decided to put my cloth wipes in my disposable wipes box already wet. I only put enough in there for a couple days so they don't get old. I love it! It's like having a nice washcloth ready to go. Right now I just use water, not a solution.

Not sure how many I have...maybe 24?
They are flannel fabric cut in maybe 8" squares and have serged edges. They are home made because my friend has a serger.

When we go out I still us disposable wipes because I like having them for cleaning hands, etc.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:39 PM   #8
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I love cloth wipes! My boys do too. They both have really sensitive skin and if I use disposable wipes too much they get dry skin and a rash. I keep them dry with a spray bottle of water with a little bit of naturally lux baby wash. When we are out and about I just keep disposable wipes in the diaper bag and use those. I think we have 36 wipes, but I am not sure. They are the grovia wipes.
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Ragababe wipes are by far my favorite. A little bit pricey but do worth it. They are thin and feel almost like a disposable wipe, but grip so much better, are softer, and wash up so well! And the serged edges lay perfectly flat. I can't stand wipes with edges that roll.

If you want a thicker wipe, I like swaddlebees.

I keep them dry, then wet them when needed with a spray bottle of water with a bit of coconut oil and an itty bitty bit of baby wash added to it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:29 PM   #10
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Re: Tell me about cloth wipe please:)

I use the single layer white cotton flannel from GMD. They are the perfect size thickness and texture. Started using a wipes warmer recently, about a cup of water with a few drops of kissaluv diaper lotion potion and a squirt of lavender dr bronners. Before that I had the same in a spray bottle but now it's one less step.
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