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February 2, 2012

All About Cloth Baby Wipes…

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What About Cloth Wipes? Baby Wipes Add Up, Why Not Use Cloth Ones To Save Some Cash?

Common Questions About Cloth Wipes: How Many, What Size, How To Store And What Solution To Use?

Our Nappy Experts are invited to contribute to these cooperative questions so that you get a range of informative and experienced responses about the topic. Enjoy and discover something new, and share with us in the comment box below.

Let’s see their responses to our topic: What about Cloth Wipes? How many, what size, how to store and what solution to use?

Emma from Wrap ‘Em (closed) recommends:

Lots! If you are using something like a thin facewasher then probably at least 3 dozen. If using something more luxurious and thick you would get away with less. We don’t use any solution at all, just a spray bottle with plain water in it.

Kendall from Australian Baby Supplies recommends:

20 wipes that are at least 18cm square should do. I store mine dry and just spray a solution on when needed. I’m currently using a Foamy Wipes Wash that I bought but there are a number of recipes online if you want to try and make your own.

Melissa from Little Para Pants recommends:

We started out just using face washers and warm water. After a friend asked me to make her some wipes, I started using them as well. I’ll be using bamboo/flannelette wipes for the next baby. I stock both hemp/flannelette and bamboo/flannelette wipes.

Charndra from Part Time Nappy Free recommends:

I use flannels, keep them in a basket and use warm water straight from the tap for bum washing.

Nyree from Kodomo recommends:

We’ve got about 20 small square bamboo wipes and a cheap twist top drink bottle from the supermarket full of water in the change table. 20 is far too many for a toddler but about right for a newborn.

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May 21, 2010

Nappy Accessories: 3 Key Extras for your Modern Cloth Nappy Stash.

Cloth Nappy Extras – what is going to make your cloth nappying easier, faster and more efficient?

This article is about a few nappy accessories which are popular are aids to using modern cloth nappies, making them even greener.

In the Nappy Style Window for Accessories, you can browse a range of retailers who have a selection of ‘extra’s’ that have proven popular with families using modern cloth, and indeed for other types of nappies too. Liners for instance will help flick poo into the loo from a disposable nappy – which is something that everyone should be doing to reduce the risk of untreated sewerage contaminating groundwater from landfill sites around our countries.

Let us look at 3 of the ‘extra’s’ that you might consider to make your nappy use even more eco-friendly:

1. Reusable Cloth Wipes

Perhaps the easiest way on Earth to ease into using washable cloth, reusable wipes can be made of any sort of fabric that has evough softness and ‘grabbing’ to clean up and wipe down your baby’s bottom when it gets messy inside or outside of a nappy. You can make or buy reusable wipes that can be used for baby’s bottom, face or other baby spills. Using a different colour for baby’s face or hands is the way you’ll keep them sorted hygenically.Bought wipes can be of the softest bamboo or two sided for grabbing strength and wiping softness. You can get wipes colour coordinated with your nappies or wipes made of bamboo velour – once you try that….

2. Nappy Inserts, Nappy Liners and Nappy Boosters

Nappy Inserts – liners are useful to help you get the poo off the nappy – you can have washable ones made from hydrophobic polar fleece – just shake any solid contents into the loo, or favour flushable, bio degradable liners that you simply chuck into the loo, contents and all! Silk liners are favoured by families with babies who have very sensitive skin – as silk is very natural and soft next to the skin.Boosters allow you to increase the absorbency of any of your nappies very easily – just add in an extra soaker where you need it (eg at the front for boys and tummy sleepers), or when you need it (eg at nights.)

3. A Nifty Nappy Sprayer

These nappy cleaning devices attach to the water pipe of the toilet and have a trigger so you can blast poo into the loo with ease. Lots of cloth nappy families swear by them!
With these three ideas you’ll know if any of these accessories are something you will need. Have a browse from My Nappy Style Window for Nappy Accessories for these and other ‘nappy extras’ that are popular with cloth nappying families. They can make your nappy changing more swift and managing nappies more efficient and tidy.

You’ll know you are giving your baby a more sustainable future by using washable, reusable modern cloth nappies. Every baby should have at least one ‘green’ nappy in their wardrobe – and you can find it by exploring the resources here at My Green Nappy.org

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A question for you about ‘extra’ accessories to use with your modern cloth nappies:

What accessories have you found essential, or at least really helpful? What accessories would you recommend to a mum making the switch to cloth nappies?

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