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Old 03-30-2014, 07:44 PM   #131
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I just bought a pack of those Walmart washcloths today. No I'm not pregnant, but I would love to talk DH into it. lol I was wondering though, are they soft enough? My friend I was shopping with said they would soften up after washing, but they seemed real scratchy and I really want to try this.

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I picked up 3 18-packs of washcloths at a local discount store for $2.39 each the other day. They were springy colors: white, yellow, 2 light greens, and 2 light browns...great colors for babies! I don't expect to have a newborn for another year or 2 at least, but figured it was worth picking them up for the future at that price.

What do you think of Dappis/Bummis pull-on covers for these? Would they be okay, or should the cover be tight-fitting like a wrap so it doesn't slide off?
I think a pull on cover would be ok, but would love to hear from a mama who tried one.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:53 PM   #133
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I just bought a pack of those Walmart washcloths today. No I'm not pregnant, but I would love to talk DH into it. lol I was wondering though, are they soft enough? My friend I was shopping with said they would soften up after washing, but they seemed real scratchy and I really want to try this.
IMO those do not soften up enough. We use them as unpaper towels (Target packs last much longer & absorb spills better). I've soaked the walmart ones in fabric softener for several hours to try to make them soft enough for runny noses & they get very minimally better than new. We can't use them for runny noses, they're too rough to be used as baby washcloths, and I would not put them next to baby skin in a diaper. I could see using them as an additional layer of absorption under something much softer.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:43 PM   #135
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A strip of fleece between the washcloth and the baby's skin is pretty much essential anyway to wick the moisture away from the baby's skin, but an added bonus is making the diaper soft enough to be against a newborn's tender skin.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:02 PM   #137
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I love this idea. I have used flour sack towels as flats on my two year old. They worked great. I have made some covers out of wool sweaters. I loved it. Hoping to do more soon! I never thought of wash cloths for newborns though.
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IMO those do not soften up enough. We use them as unpaper towels (Target packs last much longer & absorb spills better). I've soaked the walmart ones in fabric softener for several hours to try to make them soft enough for runny noses & they get very minimally better than new. We can't use them for runny noses, they're too rough to be used as baby washcloths, and I would not put them next to baby skin in a diaper. I could see using them as an additional layer of absorption under something much softer.
Thanks. That was what I was thinking. They would need something soft next to babys skin.
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I actually did this with DD. Mostly just at home for fun, but it worked. I saved my cute and most functional CDs for outings. lol
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