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Old 05-14-2013, 10:40 AM   #11
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Re: Cloth wipes - plain water?

I usually use my peri bottle from my delivery, with plain water, and wet the bum before wiping. However, I have also done it as you describe, OP, with a couple days worth of wipes sitting in water. I didn't have a problem with bacteria, etc, but the top wipes always dried out to much for me, while the bottom ones sat in a half in of water lol

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Old 05-14-2013, 10:46 AM   #12
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I keep my stack of dry wipes there, and a spray bottle filled with water and a tiny bit of baby wash. I spray on the wipes and use as needed. Room temp/cold water has never bothered him. Just like cold disposable wipes never bothered him either.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:53 AM   #13
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Re: Cloth wipes - plain water?

I keep a plastic wipes box on the change table filled with water, and my stack of wipes beside it. It has a lid, so I don't have issues with ds playing with it/spilling etc. I change the water once a week.

For travel, I use disposable wipes. Also, my dh won't use cloth wipes ("disgusting"!), neither will my daycare provider, so I do have to purchase wipes occasionally.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:13 AM   #14
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Re: Cloth wipes - plain water?

Thanks for all your responses. It's helpful to see what your all doing. I'm not worried about the wipes being warm. Room temp is fine. I just thought maybe boiling the water first would help to be sure it's sterile and it might last longer. But it seems most are wetting as they go. I just might need to experiment a bit. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:13 PM   #15
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Re: Cloth wipes - plain water?

this did NOT work for us. WE did that in the hospital since that is what they showed us, but it gave our babies's but a lesion almost. With him pooping so much, it was way too much friction. Maybe on a bigger baby, or if they don't poop all the time.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #16
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Re: Cloth wipes - plain water?

I use a spray bottle, if you wanted pre wet, replace daily at least.

Maybe try other things... I also have used a small dip dish.. quicker than a spray bottle.
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Re: Cloth wipes - plain water?

I love the plain water system Birth to PL here at our house.

I have a thermos I put hot water in and then pour over wipes as needed. Our changing area has a plastic container with different compartments- one for lanolin tube, one for dry wipes, one for the wet (usually empty), one for the thermos, and a few small for pins and snappies. I fill the thermos from the hot tap when needed and never a funk.
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peri bottle here :-)
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Re: Cloth wipes - plain water?

We use plain water, even pre-moistened. Usually we use them before they can get smelly at all. If you boil the water it will keep it from molding at all.
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Re: Cloth wipes - plain water?

We go with the stack of dry wipes on the changing table and a pump carafe full of hot water. Refill once a day.
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