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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:31 AM
I am currently using MCNs and would like to also use my own cloth wipes.
At the moment we have a pile of face washers that we wet with water and use to wipe down.
I was wondering if any crafty EBers have an idea for cloth wet wipes?
What would I stick I the water besides just water?
Should I use something else instead of face washers? As I am finding them too big for the job.
Rest assured the face washers aren't used for anything but cleaning bums
Any help would be appreciated
Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:36 AM
I use this recipe
4 tablespoons olive oil
16 squirts of baby wash
4 cups warm water
Few drops of lavender and teatree oil (leave out if bub has sensitive skin).
I store them in a refillable huggies wipes tub. Face washers are fine.
Works a treat, but others say plain water works perfectly well too.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:37 AM
I have always used regular facewashers for DD, specifically the ones you can get in the baby section of Big W as they are nice and thin. I also go through phases of using a foamy wipes wash likes these http://bubblebubs.com.au/retail/foamy-wipes-wash but plain water is usually fine.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:38 AM
My mum bought us a pile of face washers from Kmart - the tiny little wonders brand, in a pack of 12 I think. They are smaller than normal face washers, and a bit thinner, so I find them perfect for bum wiping.
The only down side is that they are a cotton blend (not pure cotton).
We only use water (although DS is only 6 weeks old, so only boob milk poo)
Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:38 AM
Hi Leafprincess - my DIL uses this recipe with light muslin squares into a lidded container -
with MCN's & as far as I know, our little GD has none or very little/infrequent nappy rashes
Hope this helps
Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:50 AM
I'm using the baby face washers from target, they are small, $4 for a pack of ten and have 3 colours in the pack so I can colour code which are bum wipes and which are face wipes. I just use warm water but my change table is in the bathroom and I can reach the taps while changing.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:54 AM
I have started using Ethan's old flannelette muslin wrap things cut up. They work fine.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:50 PM
Thank you everyone
Will give ideas a go.
And will report back.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:06 PM
I'm not crafty but use bought wipes from Bubblebubs and Baby Bunting.
I have a pump 1L container of Sorbolene ($4ish from Priceline) and I squirt a little bit onto each wipe before use. (I know some people prefer more natural products to Sorbolene though.)
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