I’m using cloth wipes full time now, and am wondering if you have any suggestions on where to put them for ease of use and if you use a solution? Right now my wipes are by the bathroom sink where I can get one wet when I need to change someone. It doesn’t work to have them on the changing table (top of the dresser with pad) due to lack of space, boys kicking them off the dresser, etc. I’m always trying to think of different places to do/put things to make it easier. Thanks so much!
I think that cloth wipes are a must have when you cloth diaper! When I first switched, I was using up some disposable wipes I had, and what a pain to remember to pick them out and throw them away.
I change most of my son’s diapers downstairs in the family room, so I just keep diapers, wipes and solution on a ledge by the couch.
The wipes are just in a stack, nothing fancy, but you can also fold them to pop up in a wipes container. I made a quick video if you aren’t familiar with how to do it:
Upstairs, I have just a few diapers and a handful of wipes (plus solution) in a drawer. It’s rather messy, I just have them stuffed in where I keep nail clippers, comb etc.
If you don’t have drawer space, and you don’t have space on your dresser/changing table, I love the idea of a small shelf mounted on the wall, right above the dresser/changing table. You can get inexpensive ones that are very basic but do the job, or you can get stylish, decorative ones that match your decor. A small shelf just big enough for a few diapers, wipes and solution can be used later to store knick knacks, keepsakes, stuffed animals or decorations.
Speaking of solutions, I really liked the Thirsties booty luster I reviewed, but I’m
cheap frugal, so I’m just reusing the bottle right now. I’ve used booty cubes, Ruby Moon Wipes Bits and Lil Outlaws Rump Solution as well. I use mine in a spray bottle, so my lasts seemingly forever. I’ve used a booty cubes sample pack, I still have some Ruby moon bits left, and I’ve barely made a dent in a single pack of Lil Outlaws bits, so it’s very cost effective for me.
I spray directly on my son, then wipe, so I use very little. Now that it’s gotten cold again, I’ve been spraying the wipes, which takes more solution to get the job done. The cold spray didn’t bother him last year, but it seems to this year! If you make the solution and pour it over your wipes, you will of course need more.
I have seen some amazing setups where people have this beautiful, neatly organized shelf with all of their diapers, covers, prefolds and so forth arranged just so. For me, the best setup/storage is out of reach of my kids!
How about you? How do you store your stuff?