Posts Tagged ‘ cloth diapers ’
Stephanie, a stay at home mom and owner of a Canadian online store, Cloth Diaper Kids (clothdiaperkids.com), recently sent me a One Size Rocket Bottoms diaper to review. Handmade by a work at home mom, specifically for Stephanie’s store, the Rocket Bottom diaper I was sent is very impressive!
We choose to use cloth diaper wipes at home with our newborn, along with our cloth diapers. But there are some pros and cons to using cloth wipes, so I decided to write a little post about it to help you out if you are debating using them too.
The pros of using cloth diaper wipes include:
They are better for the environment
They are softer and more gentle than disposable wipes
They are easily laundered with cloth diapers
They are natural (chemical/toxin free)
They are economical
They are multi-purposeful
Some cons include:
They require prep work prior to being used
They need laundering
They are not always as convenient as disposable wipes
Setting up a cloth wipes station is pretty simple, and we opt to use a wipes warmer to keep our cloths wet and comfortably warm! Here is a quick tutorial on setting up a wipes warmer with cloth diaper wipes using plain water in just a few simple steps:
Start with a wipes warmer: Plug it in
Roll (organic) cotton flannel baby cloths and place in wipes warmer. Pour water over top to saturate. Close lid.
Some parents make up a batch of wipes solution for their cloth wipes but we don’t. We prefer to use plain old water, but here are some recipes that have been recommended to me over the past 2 years.
Wipes Wash #1:
2 TBSP Baby Wash (choose a natural wash)
2 TBSP Olive Oil
2 Cups water
Mix well in either a spray bottle or a wipes warmer. Either spray it on or swish the solution around over the cloth wipes before use.
Wipes Wash #2:
2 TBSP Baby Wash
2 TBSP Olive Oil or 1 TBSP Calendula Oil
2 Drops Tea Tree Oil
2 Cups Water
Mix well in either a spray bottle or a wipes warmer. Either spray it on or swish the solution around over the cloth wipes before use. Tea Tree Oil has natural disinfectant properties.
Wipes Wash #3:
1/4 Cup Aloe Vera Gel
2 Drops Tea Tree Oil
2 Cups Hot Water
Stir or shake until this recipe is well mixed. Do not use until the mixture cools down to prevent burning! Either spray it on or swish the solution around over the cloth wipes before use.
What is your preference – cloth or disposable wipes?
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