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#26 Hands Up

Posted 14 April 2018 - 03:37 PM

View Postskicat, on 14 April 2018 - 11:01 AM, said:

New research indicating the use of baby wipes and soaps possibly damaging the protective barriers of the skin and possibly contributing to the increased rate of food allergies in children. Interesting idea.

I thought I read that study was pretty shaky.

#27 EmmDasher

Posted 14 April 2018 - 04:40 PM

We used cloth nappies so fabric wipes in water were easy. Otherwise, I like the Woolworths little ones brand wipes - $2 a pack. Perfect wetness, the wipes are grippy and not stretchy and they don’t irritate my kids.

#28 fascinated

Posted 14 April 2018 - 07:57 PM

It was interesting to read that the soap on the wipes was linked to allergies

http://www.news.com....e204c9be223d268

Edited by fascinated, 14 April 2018 - 07:58 PM.


#29 Hibiscus123

Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:11 PM

For those who use water + wipes:

Do you have to change the water everyday - how to you stop the water getting stagnant and smelly?

Also with the dirty wipes are you hand washing it or saving it and washing by the load in a washing machine?

Interested because dd2 is highly sensitive but not sure about the logistics of it all

#30 rosie28

Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:16 PM

I use cloth ones (knitted cotton) and plain water on babies of all ages. There’s no need for anything else.

View PostHibiscus123, on 14 April 2018 - 09:11 PM, said:

For those who use water + wipes:

Do you have to change the water everyday - how to you stop the water getting stagnant and smelly?

Also with the dirty wipes are you hand washing it or saving it and washing by the load in a washing machine?

Interested because dd2 is highly sensitive but not sure about the logistics of it all

The wipes go in with the cloth nappies, and I pile 8-10 in a container and wet them every day or second day, have never had mould or a smell.

#31 babybug15

Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:27 PM

View PostHibiscus123, on 14 April 2018 - 09:11 PM, said:

For those who use water + wipes:

Do you have to change the water everyday - how to you stop the water getting stagnant and smelly?

Also with the dirty wipes are you hand washing it or saving it and washing by the load in a washing machine?

Interested because dd2 is highly sensitive but not sure about the logistics of it all

Before a nappy change you take one or two cloth wipes (flannels etc) and run them under the tap. Once baby is on solids (so poos are more solid) I would use a bit of loo paper to wipe first for poo nappies, then use the cloth wipe to go over.

I know you can buy fancy cloth wipe kits with soaps etc. But I never bothered.

If you're also using cloth nappies just chuck the cloth wipes in with them. If you aren't, I'd chuck them in with the rest of the baby washing. Same for wipes used for hands, faces etc.

#32 EmmDasher

Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:45 PM

i just had a plastic container, I’d stack in 20or so wipes and run them under water until they were all wet. That was enough to last a few days and then I’d rinse the container and do it again. No issues and they never got smelly.

Edited by EmmDasher, 14 April 2018 - 09:46 PM.


#33 Hands Up

Posted 14 April 2018 - 10:14 PM

Our bathroom is close to the kids’ bedrooms so I would keep a stack of clean, dry chux on the bathroom counter, run one under the warm tap on the way to the bedroom, then chuck straight in the clothes hamper. I was washing every day at that point. We used wipes for dirty nappies.

These days for 2.5 year old DS2 I don’t bother with wiping for wet nappies. He has two dirty nappies a day when he is thoroughly cleaned plus a bath - and no nappy rash - so I don’t bother. But for sensitive newborn skin I think a wipe with a wet, warm cloth each change is a good idea (particularly as I only bathed my newborns every 2-3 days).

#34 Max0001

Posted 26 September 2018 - 08:12 AM

Have you looked at Joonya? It took me a while to get my head wrapped around all the chemicals and preservatives in baby wipes but after doing some research and trying these I highly recommend them. They are water based and not oily or too wet, and don’t have half the stuff some of these well known brands do! Good luck! X

Edited by Max0001, 26 September 2018 - 08:15 AM.


#35 c.sanders

Posted 26 September 2018 - 08:21 AM

We just use the Coles comfy bots unscented ones. They are so good. My ds2 used to get a lot of weird skin issues,  excema like issues and rashes esp. in the nappy area. We tried everything including washing his bum every pop nappy change, using water only,  using paw paw,  sorbolene and different wipes.  Turns out that reducing his baths/showers down to 2 times a week stopped all rashes. So it turned out it was the over bathing (every day or 2nd day) that was a huge problem and not the wipes.

FYI I love sorbolene but it stings in irritated and broken skin so be careful if you do put it in the bum. Used to make ds1 cry

#36 shirlchiu

Posted 26 September 2018 - 03:06 PM

I highly recommend Joonya Wipes. They feel soft yet strong. Not too wet or dry. Gives me peace of mind that not only are they top quality, feel great and genuinely fragrance free but without nasty chemicals which common brands have (including organic ones). Have been looking for such wipes for awhile so am very glad I found Joonya. I find I don't have to use as many wipes either, even with the poos.

#37 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 26 September 2018 - 03:08 PM

Someone is bored today....

#38 Hands Up

Posted 26 September 2018 - 03:10 PM

We now use the Woolworths little ones unscented wipes. They are good and they are cheap.

A $10 box lasts us ages as we only have one kid in nappies now and only use wipes for dirty nappies. When the kids were little I would use chux under warm water for wet nappies and throw straight in the wash.

#39 seayork2002

Posted 26 September 2018 - 03:11 PM

Aldi unscented ones, we loved their nappies too

#40 GlitteryElfFarts

Posted 26 September 2018 - 03:48 PM

DGS kept getting a rash from the Huggins and then from the Aldi ones. So DD uses water wipes now.

#41 Lids84

Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:22 AM

With my first we used cotton wool from chemist and water for first few weeks. This time around unscented ones

#42 seayork2002

Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:25 AM

View PostLids84, on 04 October 2018 - 09:22 AM, said:

With my first we used cotton wool from chemist and water for first few weeks. This time around unscented ones

I think we use cotton wool and water as a newborn to for a while but also we only ever used wipes for dirty nappies.

For wet ones we just kept the nappy off for a bit to dry the area

#43 Liz Lemon

Posted 04 October 2018 - 10:40 AM

I like the Costco own brand ones (Kirkland).

#44 kusanagi

Posted 04 October 2018 - 11:47 AM

We use cloth wipes, our change mat is set up in the laundry so I have a stack of them (dry) and just run one under the tap when needed. For a wet only nappy I rinse the wipe and hang on a peg to air for next time, if it's a dirty nappy I rinse the wipe and chuck it the general baby stuff soaking bucket which then goes in with the kid washing. I bought a pack of 12 and that's all we've needed for home (huggies unscented bulk pack for out bc laziness).




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