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Old 05-04-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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# of cloth wipes you need?

I'm trying to switch over to using cloth wipes and I was wondering how many I would need? I sewed together some of the cheap washcloths I got at my babyshowers to start with, and I was wondering those of you that use them, how many do you have?

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Old 05-04-2008, 07:02 PM   #2
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i have about 2 dozen and find that is plenty for us! i use approximately 2 with a wet diaper change and 4-5 on a poopy one depending on its looseness.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:03 PM   #3
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Depens on what you are using them for. I use them for dipes (just pee), faces, hands, and bath. So I have about 3 dozen at least, maybe more. I'd have to count. But I also have 3 kids I use them on (only 1 in dipes)!
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:03 PM   #4
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I have about 40 right now...and that's way more that I need...LOL.
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I have about 5 dozen. No seriously.

We wipe at every change and sometimes we use up to 5 wipes. Gianna can be messy.

Plus I use them for nose wipes, hand wipes, face wipes too.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:14 PM   #6
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Thanks so much, that helps and gives me an idea of what I need
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We have over 200.

We use them for baths, nose wiping, hand wiping, butt wiping (for DD) and well, for anything you'd use tissues for, really.

My partner's been sick for the last week and a half (bronchitis, sinus infection, pink eye, upper respiratory infection) and her nose has been running like crazy and I have washed EVERY SINGLE wipe that we own, AT LEAST once this week, because of her using them and because we're obviously using them on DD.

I mentioned to her today that if I hadn't done a wash mid-week (of the wipes that just she was using) that we would've definitely ran out.

I fold 18 of them (folding them, so that one pops up when I pull one out) in a disposable wipes container, then wet them with solution and keep it at the changing table. We don't usually wipe her after a pee diaper (just let her air out), but use 1-3 wipes at a poopy change.
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4 or 5 dozen. Plus, I just ordered another dozen. We use them for everything, including diaper changes, toys (DS loves to play with them), and face/nose wipes.
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Re: # of cloth wipes you need?

I have about 60 and we use them for everything - tissues, washcloths, quick spot cleaning- and I use 1-4 at each diaper change and I have WAY more than I need. I think 3 dozen would be a good amount.
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Re: # of cloth wipes you need?

We have tons - I can't even keep track. Like other PPs, we use them for noses, faces plus diapering, and I don't like the extra stress of *needing* to fold them quickly so I don't run out, so we have lots. I use those cheap baby washcloths with the terry side for a poo change, and cotton flannel for everything else.

Although, you only really need maybe 2 per change, and see how many changes you do in 3 days, or however often you want to do laundry.
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