With the passing of Earth Day it's a perfect time to pick up a new green
habit. If you're not already using cloth wipes with your cloth diapers
then you should make the resolution to switch! I'm often asked about
using cloth wipes so I've written a comprehensive article all about
wipes. It'll be a three-part series, so stay tuned for the next two
Part One: AT HOME
5-6 wet cloth wipes in a plastic container at your changing station. I
use an old disposable wipes container, but anything will work fine. I
like having the wipes almost dripping, but not actually have standing
water in the container. You can moisten the wipes with either a wipe solution
or plain water.
just a few wet at a time ensures you’ll use all of the wipes before
they turn musty. No matter how natural disposable wipes claim to be,
they always have a preservative; they have to or they’d be really stinky
once we buy them! Cloth wipes do not have any chemicals whatsoever,
making them great for baby’s skin but they last only a day or two with
plain water, and just 3-4 days with a wipe solution
, before they start to smell funny.
On a nearby shelf, within arm’s reach, keep a stack of dry wipes. Next to it, have a bottle of wipe solution
or water handy. This way, you can easily moisten more wipes to be ready
for the next diaper change. Or, if you have a really nasty diaper and
you use all of your pre-moistened wipes, you can wet more right away
without leaving your baby’s side.
Dirty wipes can go into
the diaper pail with cloth diapers and be washed right along with
diapers. If you don’t use cloth diapers, you can wash your cloth wipes
with towels, baby clothing, etc.
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