Cloth Diapering

Cloth wipes

I'm not 100% on board with CDing baby due in May but I do want to do mostly cloth wipes.  I have about a million of them but have always just run to the bathroom to wet them as needed.  Is there an easy way to have them prepped before hand?  Can I just put a bunch of wet ones in a diaper wipe box or something and refill as needed throughout the day?  Can I use just water ( I have kids with wierd allergies) or will they get funky?
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Re: Cloth wipes

  • Why would you use only cloth wipes and not cloth diapers? Genuine curiosity.
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  • I was thinking the same thing as I was typing and realized laundry is laundry.  But really, it wasn't the easiest thing with DD1.  My CD stash is not the best.  Then DD2 had crazy allergies so I wasn't even willing to try with her (DD1 seemed to get a lot of rashs).  Now I'm just not sure about this one.  I  worry that me alone with a 7 year old, a 4 year old and a newborn, if I CD, we will never leave the house.  I plan to prep everything regardless and maybe talk to my cousin about trading to round out my stash a bit but I found it intimidating with DC1, much moreso now.  
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  • We use a wipe warmer with water, coconut oil and a tiny bit of bonners soap. I imagine you could just use water, you would just need to refill it often and maybe clean it when you refill it, my wife does that anyway.

    We have used cloth since we were in the hospital and leave the house all the time. His hatred of the car seat keeps us at home, but never his diapers.


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  • I'm not phased by the laundry involved.  I'm phased by the whole diapering prep/wet bag/etc thing.  Did 100% sposies with DD2 and the hardest part about leaving the house was finding a trash can.  When LO is a little over 3 months old, the bigger kids will be in school so I'm sure I'll probably get into CDing at that point.  2 kids and a newborn over the summer just seems like a lot to get used to at once (LO is due the day before preschool graduation, 2 weeks before elementary gets out, DH is already planning on MIL staying here for at least a week after all that :( )
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  • I use dry wipes and a spray bottle of plain water. Either spray the bum directly or spray the wipe.
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  • I like pre-moistened wipes. I use boiled water, a squirt of witch hazel and a couple drops of wipes solution. I've never had any problems with them getting funky or anything.

    la79al said:
    I'm not phased by the laundry involved.  I'm phased by the whole diapering prep/wet bag/etc thing.  Did 100% sposies with DD2 and the hardest part about leaving the house was finding a trash can.  
    Honestly, where I live you are not supposed to put disposable diapers in the regular trash when you are out. A lot of places provide a special bin for diapers, but if they don't have one, you are supposed to take it with you and dispose of it at home. So they actually have little plastic bags for individual diapers that they sell. Daycare sometimes sends DS's CDs home in them, and they are disgustingly perfumed to high heaven. Point is, there are places where you would have to carry your dirty disposables around anyway and sort them out at home. And it's not rocket science. Wet bags are awesome.
  • I use dry wipes with a spray bottle, just wetting them as needed. I just use water. I asked the pediatrician if water alone would be enough to clean DD's skin and she said that water with no additives was perfect (with the exception of if DD ever gets diarrhea, which she recommended adding a small amount of baby wash to the water because diarrhea is more acidic). 

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  • I have a 7 yr old, 21 mo old, and 8 mo old (yep, 2 in dipes).  I stay at home and hubby travels a lot for work.  Cloth diapering is not even on my top 10 "hardest things I do in a day" list.  Have an open mind again and give it a try.
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  • I thought cloth while out would be hard, but now that I've been using cloth only for 7 months, I think cloth while out is actually easier. All you have to bring is a diaper and wetbag, and you said the hardest part was finding a trash can, and with cloth that step is eliminated. Just put it all in one simple bag and you're done!
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  • Also, if you really do feel disposables are easier when you are out and about, nothing wrong with doing that. You could try doing cloth at home and disposables when you are out, and see how you like that. Putting diapers in a wet bag is really easy. But, you don't have to do all cloth all the time. Do what works for you.
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  • I use a spray bottle and got cjs butter wipe solution in a water bottle that I spray right before each use.
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  • We used just plain water for pees with cloth wipes. For poo we give their bum a quick wash.
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