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Old 05-14-2013, 07:20 AM   #1
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Cloth wipes - plain water?

Trying to figure out a method that will work for us. I need to do plain water on my dd who has eczema that keeps flaring. I usually just wet wipes in the sink as I need them at home, but I prefer the convenience of pre moistened which keeps me from using cloth wipes full time. In the past, I have done solutions and recipes, but I don't want to mess with all that if I don't have to.

I was thinking about just boiling some water and pouring it over a couple days worth of wipes. But will I end up mold or bacteria? Does anyone do this? Or are all the plain water users wetting as they go?

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:26 AM   #2
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Re: Cloth wipes - plain water?

I just keep a spray bottle with water by the changing area and spray it directly on the wipe or on his tush. I've never had a problem with it not being warm water, it doesn't bother him at all.
I've heard of ppl wetting the day's worth of cloth wipes to use, too. I just haven't tried that.
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I keep a wide mouth cup by the changing table and dip my wipes in there. I refill the cup when it gets low. LOL I have a nice looking regular cup now, but for like a year with my dd1 I had a giant plastic tall cup from Wendy's that worked much better b/c it had a much wider mouth, it was easier to fit my hand in. Once kids start moving around the changing table I will move it to another dresser so it doesn't get knocked over.
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Re: Cloth wipes - plain water?

If you just wet a couple days worth of wipes with water, you should be fine. That's what I did for DS#2 with no problems. He also had eczema and a sensitive bum. I just wiped a wet wipe on a bar of olive oil soap to clean poops and washed out the container every couple days when I refilled.
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Re: Cloth wipes - plain water?

I just wet a whole bunch them in the sink in the morning or use a spray bottle. A friend used to use a coffee pump pot because it kept the water warm for something like 6 hours.
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I just wet the wipes in the sink as needed.

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I have about a day wet at a time. No issues.


I did have a couple days wet once and one of the wipes had spots on one wipe start so I sterilized it and now just do a day.

The spots could also just be food stains, but I'm not certain.
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Re: Cloth wipes - plain water?

At home we just wet as needed. For going out I keep dry wipes and a spray bottles of water. I squirt the bum, not the wipe. It's always worked well for us.
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Hi I have mine in munchkin wipe warmer I fold my wipes so they pop out I use plain water with coconut oil and tiny drop of what ever baby wash you like. I use enough for 2 days no problem at all love the coconut oil Keeps wipes nice and glides over baby's butt
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I only use plain water. I wet a stack each morning and put them in a sposie container. Works for us.
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