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    Default Cleaning baby's bum with water

    I've been told to clean my baby's bum with water rather than baby wipes. Does anyone have any tips for making this practical? I have the baby on a change table holding him with one hand and the wipes on a shelf I can reach with the other hand.

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    Was there a reason why you were told to do it with water only? just curious..
    What if you had a cloth of some sort that you dip/wet into a container of water?

    but what will you clean baby with when out and about?

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    Default Cleaning baby's bum with water

    Errr who told you that and why?
    If it's to do with chemicals there are alternative wipes you can use.

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    I do this at home and have done with both my kids until they started solids. Once solids are introduced, though, it's a whole new ball game!

    I keep a container of water at the change table (Milton'd every second day) and a roll of paper hand towels. Before I change, I wet a paper towel (or 2 if it's a big poo!!) and wring it out then use that to clean her. You just have to be careful not to 'double dip' the paper and be aware of transfer of germs to the water.

    When I'm out, I just use sensitive skin wipes.

    I don't like chemicals on my newborn's skin - on my 2 it seems to encourage nappy rash.

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    I havent had my first bub yet but I have read to use washers or pieces of cut up flannel or the like (i have just bought organic cotton reusable wipes off of ebay) that you can throw in the wash after use. Use a spray bottle with water (with or without lavender etc in it) to dampen clothes as needed. Hope this helps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbert View Post
    I havent had my first bub yet but I have read to use washers or pieces of cut up flannel or the like (i have just bought organic cotton reusable wipes off of ebay) that you can throw in the wash after use. Use a spray bottle with water (with or without lavender etc in it) to dampen clothes as needed. Hope this helps?

    that's what we do. Although our change table is in the bathroom, so I often just run the wipes under the tap.

    I then just throw them in the wash with the cloth nappies.

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    Default Cleaning baby's bum with water

    I have a tiny bucket that I fill with clean warm water before each change. I use a fresh baby face washer each time as they are nice and soft. I use baby wipes when out.

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    We used small square cotton pads and had a bowl of water at the change table that we cleaned regularly for the first few months with DD. The cotton pads were thrown out but I'd say you could use washable ones as well.

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    best things ever!

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    i just use a whole heap of the ikea facewashers i got on sale
    run one or two under a tap before i go to change the kid - simple, easy, cheap and works well with cloth nappies

    i hate most of the chemicals in most of the commercial wipes and cbf paying through the nose for the so called 'natural' ones

    water and cloth is SO simple. and it clears nappy rash up SO quickly


 

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