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How do you keep your wipes?

Postby Emmo » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:58 am

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How do you guys prepare and store your cloth wipes? I've heard to just get them wet and leave them open all day- or make a solution and keep them in a closed container and they last longer. Just curious what other people do.
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Postby stefanielynn » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:42 am

I just bought a bunch of cheap baby washcloths. I have them folded in half and keep them in a disposable wipes container.

I don't do anything special with mine. I just have a spray bottle with water, and I spray the individual wipe down really well when I need one. I have some Bum Genius bottom spray that gets sprayed directly on her booty if it's a particularly bad poo. I don't really deal with solutions or anything (I only have the bottom spray because I got it free with my Black Friday purchases last year).
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Postby ttcintx » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:13 am

I use the cheap baby washclothes too. 4 for $1 at Walmart and work better for us than the fancy kind. I can afford to keep a handful in my car and diaper bag and if I lose one along the way, it doesn't make me so sad as it did when I lost my "pretty" ones.

I just toss mine loose in a basket (too lazy to fold) in the kids' room and pull one out as needed. I keep a spray bottle of regular tap water on the table and use that as needed. I either spray his bootie or the cloth, depending on the mess.
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Postby BeccaM » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:21 am

Bought some cheap baby washclothes and keep them in a basket. I put the diaper wipe solution in a small spray bottle. I spray the wipe, use it and toss it in the diaper pail with the dipes and wash everything together. No problems here.
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Postby ttcintx » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:35 am

Oh, and don't worry about asking questions - that is what this forum is for!!!
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Postby stefanielynn » Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:48 am

Hmm, need to consider a basket. Sounds so much less time consuming than my system!
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Postby ttcintx » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:23 am

With DD, I used to fold mine and put them neatly in the basket, but then DS came along and time got even tighter and I started to just throw them in - it doesn't look as neat, but when we get busy, something's gotta give!
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Postby ivycrystals » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:04 am

I keep them dry on the changing table. I have a gladware container that I put my wipes solution in. I just dunk and wring them out as I need them. I usually go thru the solution in 2-3 days. I put Grapefruit Seed extract in mine because of the anti-fungal properties to make sure nothing grows in it while it is sitting and waiting to be used.
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Postby cmv_in_sweden » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:19 am

I keep a wipes warmer on the kitchen counter since we do most of our changing downstairs at a little changing station. I put the wipes I'll need for a day (A dozen or so) in the warmer and then pour over solution. I use tap water with a couple of drops of Tea Tree Oil and some baby wash added. For the upstairs, I keep them in the changing table drawer and just rinse with warm water before I wipe.
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Postby Emmo » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:53 am

Wow, thanks for all the ideas!!!

I have a wipes warmer from DS and was wondering if I could store them in there. Hm I might try that at first and probably end up doing the dry/spray thing, lol. But who knows
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Postby photofashionista » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:21 am

I keep my wipes stored try and have a spray bottle next to the changing table. I spray one when I know she's wet, and if she's dirty, then I spray 3 .
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Postby Susy07 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:18 pm

I just keep a massive stash by teh sink and wet each one as needed. You can use them for other things too then. My wipes are old cut up towels. THe dollar store ones weren't grippy enough.
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Postby BeccaM » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:46 pm

Cheap baby wash cloths. I keep them in a bin. I put the wash in a small spray bottle and spray the wipe just before using.
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Postby NotBarbaraBush » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:19 pm

I use sposie wipes. :oops:
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Postby Emmo » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:39 am

NotBarbaraBush wrote:I use sposie wipes. :oops:


I thought about doing that but everyone says it's easier to use cloth wipes when you are using cloth dipes.
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