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washable wipes, how do I make my own

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OnlyWantsOne Tue 16-Nov-10 13:35:54

Have been given trial kit of washable nappies to use with DC2 turns up

Have decided I quite like one sort of nappy so all good there but would love to use washable wipes as I hate acid baby wipes! They made my DD's skin so sore as a baby, so.... tell me all

everythingiseverything Tue 16-Nov-10 13:37:12

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FerminaUrbinoDaza Tue 16-Nov-10 13:38:50

Buy some cheap flannels, wet a load each morning and keep in a plastic tub. Done.

You can buy all sorts of solutions for washable wipes but TBH they really aren't necessary.

OnlyWantsOne Tue 16-Nov-10 13:51:19

would fleece or fannels be better? or some of both, flannels must be good for getting sticky poo off little bums!!

Cies Tue 16-Nov-10 13:55:09

I use flannels. I bought one set of cheeky wipes, which are nice, but nothing you can't do yourself. Since then I have bought some cheap flannels, cut them in half, and use like that. If you're good with a sewing machine you could hem them, but I haven't bothered.

I make up a cammomile tea and olive oil solution, because I like the way the oil soothes his bottom. I put it in a tub and add the wipes.

OnlyWantsOne Tue 16-Nov-10 14:24:57

how many wipes would I need then do you think?

I have a sewing machine so could easily buy some flannel / muslin / bamboo / fleece stuff and edge it all

then I need a place to keep clean ones, and a place to stick manky ones til they go in wash?

everythingiseverything Tue 16-Nov-10 14:54:07

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BornToFolk Tue 16-Nov-10 14:58:36

Tesco do white facecloths for 20p each. Keep a bowl of water on the changing table, dunk wipe in water, use a dry one to dry off, put both in nappy bucket.

eggybrokenoff Tue 16-Nov-10 15:11:45

i cut up an old dressing gown - fleece on one side, toweling on the other - perfect!! I have two tupperware tubs (with clicky lids)- a small one for change bag and a bigger one for change table. Just use water with a teeny bit of wash in. Used ones go in wet bag when out and about (along with used nappy) and nappy bucket at home. Has saved a small fortune!!

BlueEyeshadow Tue 16-Nov-10 22:16:03

Disposable baby wipes wash alarmingly surprisingly well. I use them out and about and put them in the machine with the nappies, then add them to the pile of wipes.

lsj198 Tue 16-Nov-10 23:36:46

Or you can buy a bundle of 40 - fleece one side and flannel the other for £22 from nappy lady website if that's easier. Saves a fortune on wet wipes. Tuppaware and a tub of water on change table works a treat. Good luck

BlueChampagne Wed 17-Nov-10 13:21:24

Second BlueEyeshadow

OnlyWantsOne Wed 17-Nov-10 19:17:42

today I bought some flannel and some lovely lemon fleece, have washed both and tonight will cut and sew/edge them with my machine and make my own... we shall see how they turn out!!

WillbeanChariot Wed 17-Nov-10 19:23:06

You can buy mini muslins in packs of 50 from Mothercare. I use them with waterand wash them woth the nappies.

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