Saturday, February 20, 2016

Cloth Wipes

I decided to use cloth wipes with my 2nd daughter.  Now, I do have to say that I still use disposable here and there, life happens and I forget to wash them, or when traveling it's just more conveient to use disposable.  I've never used either cloth diapers exculsively, nor do I for wipes, but I use them most of the time.  My sister made me some homemade wipes, so score for them being free! I like them because they don't have chemicals in them. Another benefit is if you're already using cloth diapers it’s more convenient to throw both the wipe and diaper into a pail instead of taking the wipes out to throw away separately. They really are easy to use, but if you don't want to buy them and can't make your own you can always use a washcloth. Washcloths work just as well and can be a little cheaper depending on where you get them, or if you have extra on hand then they are free.  

As I said above I use cloth diapers for Peanut, I did for Baby Girl too, up until she was about 18 months. Then it just didn't work and we switched her to disposable, but now she's in underwear, YAY!! Since I'm staying home with Peanut I'm hoping to keep her in cloth until underwear.  I believe cloth diapers are better for babies, so if you can I encourage you to try them.  I have more info on a guest blog I wrote at TuesdaysTantrums, you can check it out here.

Back to the wipes! The link to the left can help get you started, they're the wipes I would recommend unless you can make you're own. In addition to the wipes, I have a small squirt bottle that I keep water in and I use that to add to the wipes. For a while Peanut was getting really bad diaper rash and so I googled some ways to help. One idea I found was to use 1 cup water and 1 tsp vinegar combo and use to wipe down baby. My squirt bottle actually holds just under 1 cup of water, so I added a tsp of vinegar to it.  I've just continued to do that and it has really helped to keep the diaper rash down. 

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