Wipes Solution

Cloth Wipes for #clothdiapers via @chgdiapers

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@Liloutlaws #clothdiaper safe Rump Rub #giveaway via @chgdiapers 1

I paid normal price for the pictured products; I was sent an incorrect product by mistake and am giving it away. Lil’ Outlaws was one of the first WAHM made “cloth safe” brands I encountered when I began cloth diapering in 2009. My favorite product is the Lil’ Outlaws Texas Ranger Rump Solution, which is “stars” you dissolve in warm water to make wipes solution. I was so sad when I heard the company was closing but the company is back in business, under new ownership! [click to continue reading and enter the giveaway]

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I love Thirsties products. My younger son is still using the Duo Diaper I bought for his brother almost 2 1/2 years ago, and the size 1 duo diaper and duo wraps were some of my favorites on my newborn (even if I do still type “dup” instead of “duo” almost every time!) Duo diapers & wraps are two of a handful that I reach for when I need to be sure I don’t have leaks, and I took duo wraps along on my family trip in June, as well as my trip to ABC last month. [click to continue reading and enter the giveaway]

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just clean wipe bits 1

Just Clean Wipe Bits are pieces of wipe solution you dissolve in water to make an easy, hypoallergenic (and vegan) cloth wipe solution.

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Ingredients are: Glycerin (kosher of vegetable origin), Purified Water, Soybean protein (conditioner), Olive Oil (naturally contains Vitamin E and anti-oxidants), Apricot Kernel Oil (softening/moisturizer), Witch Hazel (skin toner/healing) and Tea tree Oil

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Just use 1 bit per 8 oz of water, heat the water & stir to dissolve. I like to use distilled water to keep it fresher. I typically use a spray bottle to spritz wipes (or directly on the bottom…that’s what I do for my older son but it seems to surprise the baby too much, LOL.)

just clean wipe bits 5 pouring over wipes

This time, I folded my wipes to pop up and poured the solution over them (I used about 2 cups for 13 wipes.) This was nice, but I don’t often do it since I have two in diapers so what I can fit in one container isn’t enough for a day. Doing this would be better with thinner wipes and/or with only 1 in diapers!

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The bits are available in 1 scent only, to keep prices down. The solution smells like its ingredients, and reminds me of a Clean & Clear shine control astringent (in a green bottle) that I used in the early 1990’s (probably the witch hazel?). My husband thinks it smells like a cleaning product.

It did the job to get my boys clean without leaving residue. It’s hypoallergenic and the witch hazel & TTO help soothe. A bag of 20 bits (makes 20 cups of solution) retails for $4.99, but is value priced at $2.99 through April 7th.

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Giveaway: 3 winners will receive a 20 piece package of Just Clean Wipe Bits. The retail value of each prize is $4.99. Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.


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Irritated bottom from #clothdiapers wipes via @chgdiapers

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Jessica says:

Hello. Sorry to bother you; I’m just not sure where to turn for information about this and was hoping you might be able to help. I use cloth diapers with my daughter and am attempting to use cloth wipes as well. Initially, I cut up some old receiving blankets and used a solution of water, tea tree oil, and baby shampoo. Very shortly after switching to this, my daughter developed a very red and irritated bottom. I switched back to disposable wipes, and the rash quickly cleared up. I thought perhaps the receiving blankets were too rough because of how old they were, so I bought some cotton flannel fabric and sewed up some new wipes. This time I used only water on the wipes in case the solution was irritating her bottom. Sure enough, after a few changes with the cloth wipes, her bottom is red and irritated again. She cries whenever I wipe her with them, and I am at a loss as to why this is happening. I don’t really want to continue using disposable wipes forever. Have you ever experienced this or heard of this, or is there a cloth wipe you might recommend? I understand if you do not have time to answer this, but I would appreciate it if you do and if you have any ideas.

Thank you,

Jessica

Hi Jessica,
My initial thought was that the TTO or shampoo was irritating her bottom, so I was surprised to hear you say that water irritates her bottom but disposable wipes don’t!

First I’d say make sure they are totally saturated so you can get all residue off her bottom without scrubbing. Have you tried anything but flannel? I’m wondering if perhaps she is sensitive to that.

My favorite wipes are GroVia wipes because they are soft, stay soft, wash well, and are more affordable than others (under $1 ea, I believe $10.95 for 12.) I like to use Thirsties booty luster and spray right on the bottom. When the bottle is empty, I refill it with dissolved wipes bits like booty cubes.

Have cloth wipes irritated your baby’s bottom? Did you figure out what was causing it?

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