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bumblebee86 Tue 16-Aug-16 20:33:51


I've been advised by a midwife you can use Water Wipes instead of cotton wool and water for newborns now. Does anyone know if this is just the brand of wipes called Water Wipes or if the wipes that say are suitable for newborn and say are as mild as cotton wool and water are also ok?

Ilovenannyplum Tue 16-Aug-16 20:38:06

They are literally called water wipes, you can get them in boots and supermarkets

I used them for a week or so with DS and then moved onto Johnsons he survived grin

Ilovenannyplum Tue 16-Aug-16 20:39:02


foxessocks Tue 16-Aug-16 20:39:59

We used cotton wool and water with dd but think we might go straight to wipes this time because we hated using cotton wool! Water wipes look like a good solution though

welshweasel Tue 16-Aug-16 20:44:38

We planned to use waterwipes for the first few weeks then swap to cheaper ones but are still using them 7 months on! They are more expensive (although we buy them in bulk from Amazon) but they are much wetter than other wipes so I find you use far fewer of them.

NerrSnerr Tue 16-Aug-16 20:46:42

We just used normal baby wipes for our daughter and it was fine.

user1471134011 Tue 16-Aug-16 20:47:17

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ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Tue 16-Aug-16 20:48:10

I'm a bit shock at the price of these.
Also, it's best not to stockpile them as they can go mouldy.

DollyBarton Tue 16-Aug-16 20:49:15

Try reusable cheeky wipes. Google them. Best clean up ever and no horrible chemicals. I use normal wipes out and about but found the water wipes both expensive and wuick to dry out in the packet.

Bumpngrind85 Tue 16-Aug-16 20:50:25

My dd is 20 months and I still use these religiously. Never had nappy rash but I must admit I could prob afford a holiday to the Maldives by now if I'd have used something else!

newtothenet Tue 16-Aug-16 20:53:01

Cheeky wipes all the way here!

kiki22 Tue 16-Aug-16 21:14:50

I used Johnston's sensitive from day 1 not one problem never had nappy rash with them and his bum stayed peachy

Ellypoo Tue 16-Aug-16 21:17:50

I used water wipes for ages- they were fab, a bit more expensive but worth it, much easier than cotton wool & water.

Ellypoo Tue 16-Aug-16 21:18:59

Also, DD has sensitive skin and reacted badly to buggies & pampers sensitive wipes.

randomsabreuse Tue 16-Aug-16 21:19:07

We used water wipes initially but moved to Aldi unfragranced wipes with no issues. Cotton wool just spread fluff everywhere...

honeysucklejasmine Tue 16-Aug-16 21:20:38

I use homemade cheeky wipes, I.e. a flannel.

I find wet wipes in general just push the poo around. Takes me longer to clear up if I do use them.

I use cloth nappies, so it's nbd to chuck the flannels in the wash too.

Blizy Tue 16-Aug-16 21:21:39

My ds is 19 months and I still use water wipes, he does have very sensitive skin and have tried other brands but his skin just doesn't agree with them. I bulk by on Amazon to help keep the cost down.

bonzo77 Tue 16-Aug-16 21:27:25

My youngest has such sensitive skin on his arse that even water wipes give him a rash. He's nearly 1 and we still use cotton wool and water. Its very effective especially if you wipe the worst of the poo off first with the clean part of the nappy. It's actually no hassle at all: use those big pleats of cotton wool and wet them using a re-filled fruit shoot bottle. When we're out I have water wipes and cotton wool, and use the latter whenever possible.

I think if baby is so sensitive you need to use Water Wipes you may as well use water + cotton wool (or re-useable wipes).

Acopyofacopy Tue 16-Aug-16 21:37:25

Why on earth would you shell out for water wipes which are 99.9% water when you could use 100% water and cotton wool for a fraction of the price? Sorry, but these people make a fortune off first time parent angst!

LittleBearPad Tue 16-Aug-16 22:10:13

Laziness ACopy. Used cotton wool and water for DC1. Water wipes for DC2. Slightly less faff. Still buying them - he's 18 months old confused. So I think also habit grin

LuckySantangelo1 Tue 16-Aug-16 22:14:11

Another cheeky wipe user here! So much better than all brands of disposables.

Normandy144 Tue 16-Aug-16 22:22:41

I used Huggies Pure from birth and haven't had any problems. I used cotton wool to clean creases etc for the first few weeks but wipes to clean bum. Was I not supposed to?

drinkyourmilk Wed 17-Aug-16 07:30:01

Can I ask how you store cheeky wipes at home? How do you carry them when out and about/then store when used? Do you tumble or line dry them? (Only have heated airer - no tumble dryer). Many thanks!

RNBrie Wed 17-Aug-16 07:33:21

I found the water wipes much easier to use than cotton wool and water - and much much easier out of the house.

8 packets saw us through the first month and maybe a week after, so it's hardly a massive expense compared to wipes.

leoniethelioness Wed 17-Aug-16 08:01:07

I think you get everything you need if you buy the Cheeky Wipes kit, drink

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