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]
Just Clean Wipe Bits are pieces of wipe solution you dissolve in water to make an easy, hypoallergenic (and vegan) cloth wipe solution.
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
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.)
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!
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.
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.
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?
It is fairly heavily fragranced (I think it smells nice though.) My son has very sensitive skin, but we can’t seem to predict what will bother him and what won’t. We’ve been rotating this with another spray with simpler ingredients, and haven’t noticed any irritation. However, based on the ingredients, I would recommend using caution on babies with sensitive skin.
This would be a nice gift for someone who is just moving away from mainstream products into cloth diapers & wipes. It has that familiar baby smell, and works very well. Even very sticky messes just lifted right off with a gentle wipe. No scrubbing or repeated wiping needed.
Baby Fresh Cleanser is available from Bebe Bottom Skincare for $9.75 per 8 ounce bottle, with free shipping within the United States.
Giveaway: One winner will receive an 8 ounce bottle of Baby Fresh Cleanser (ARV $9.75.) Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.
You may have missed my Thirsties Fab Wipes & Booty Luster review, since I posted it a year and a half ago! Those wipes are still in my rotation and holding up wonderfully. They are two-sided; one side is 85% cotton 15% polyester velour, the other side is 100% polyester microfleece. They come in 6-packs of assorted boy or girl colors, for $10.75 per pack. Though cloth wipes seem pricey at first, they pay off in no time. I would stock up on disposable wipes when they were around 2.5 cents per wipe, but I often had to use 3-5 wipes per change! I rarely have to use more than one cloth wipe at a time, and in no time flat, you will recoup your investment.
The wipes are 8″ x 8″, the perfect size to fold to pop up in a wipes case or warmer!
The Booty Luster is a pre-mixed wipe spray that retails for $6.25 for a 4 ounce bottle, or $11.00 for an 8 ounce bottle. It’s biodegradable, non-toxic and non irritating. A couple squirts on baby’s bottom (or the wipe if you prefer) removes messes without leaving residue. Booty luster does not contain: petroleum, alcohols, animal products, parabens, sulfates, DPGs or dilutants, and isn’t tested on animals.
Ingredients: Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, water-based Extract of Coconut, Honey, Grapeseed Extract, traces of Glycerin, Avocado Oil, Humectant Moisturizers, and other Organic Ingredients.
The bottles are also well made and sturdy. When I was mixing up my own solution, I bought enough dollar store/travel section bottles to pay for several bottles of booty luster (and I ended up doing just that…buying several bottles of booty luster!) The bottles spray and spray, and continue to work long after the solution is gone. Other spray bottles I bought got stuck or stopped spraying quickly, and couldn’t withstand being dropped (which means you won’t survive long in this household!) A little goes a long way, so a bottle will last you quite a while.
I’m getting ready to buy another bottle or two for the new baby’s stash!
Giveaway: Thirsties is offering one of my readers a 4 oz bottle of Booty Luster (ARV $6.25) and a 6-pack of fab wipes (ARV $10.75) in “boy” or “girl” colors. Combined ARV $17. Entries go in the Rafflecopter form.