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07/03/2011, 01:20 PM
I posted this in nappies section too. I have used store bought ones since day dot but read somewhere the other night that they are no good. I cant remember where I read it because it was late & night & I should have been sleeping. Can anyone tell me why they are bad & also how do you use reuseable ones? Do you use it once & throw in wash (10-15 per day) or can you use it for a few nappy changes? Any replies would be great, thanks
Edited to fix spelling
07/03/2011, 01:31 PM
I don't know what's so bad about the store bought wipes...other than the chemicals & crap that's in/on them.
I use face washers at home, most of the time anyway. If the nappy is only wet then I rinse it out after changing & use it again. If I use it to clean a poo then it gets rinsed & goes into the bucket with the cloth nappies. I get a fresh face washer out each evening these days, but when bub was still waking during the night I swapped them over in the morning.
07/03/2011, 01:34 PM
I used them with my older boys.
Then i started using them to clean things and they would clean something off everything.
I now just use cloth wipes with a bit of water.
07/03/2011, 01:45 PM
We have swapped over now to the Kleenex Cottonelle Kids
wipes as they are flushable.
07/03/2011, 02:05 PM
Reusable are so much cheaper. That said I do use store bought as well but find whenever DD has even a hint of a rash she is very sensitive to the chemicals in store bought. Plain water or water with a bit of sorbolene in it on a soft cloth is much gentler and doesn't burn her skin the way commercial wipes do. We use them once then throw them in with the nappies to be washed.
07/03/2011, 02:18 PM
We use baby wipes to clean stains off the carpet, works a treat! Something that can do that i wouldnt like to use on my babys bum. we use cheap, thin face washers, they get dampened, then used and chucked in our cloth nappy bin. i have about 30 or 40 in a container.
07/03/2011, 06:55 PM
We use baby wipes to clean stains off the carpet, works a treat! Something that can do that i wouldnt like to use on my babys bum.
It was the chemicals/nasties in them that the site was talking about, I vaguely remember now. I would prefer to use something more natural & nice on bubbys bum so first thing tomorrow I'm off to set up my reuseable wipes station. Thanks ladies,
19/03/2011, 01:38 PM
We have about 30 cloth face washers that have been going strong for two years so far. I keep a plastic container with some wet washers in it on the change table, then they get tossed into the nappy bucket until wash time (we also use modern cloth pocket nappies). I bought brightly coloured ones (bright bots brand I think) so that they don't get mixed up with ones we use on our faces. My mother in law also cut up some old towels and overlocked the edges so we have plenty of spare ones. As well as being cheap and reusable they are great for very dirty nappy changes because the texture of the cloth helps to get poo off.
My DS has pretty sensitive skin so I avoid using chlorine based wipes.
I find it saves a lot of time to have them pre moistened so that we don't have to run to the tap every time.
Good luck with setting up your wipe station.
Edited for typo.
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