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    Default Anyone use cloth wipes? Tips and advice please?

    How do you store them?
    How many do you need?
    How do you keep them moist/ prevent mould?
    What's the best material/ brand?
    Any other hints?

    I have some wipes solution (bubblebubs foamy wipes wash) and a few cloth wipes just unsure how to get started...

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    I used to use flannelette, lots of them don't know how many. I would just keep them dry until needed, then wet it under water. Easy.

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    I had itti bitti ones and some a friend made. Kept them dry in a basket in the bathroom and as I was walking in to change the baby would wet one with plain water then chuck straight in the nappy bucket with the nappy.

    I had a winter baby for my first and found it hard to get a good rhythm because I like the water warm to wet the wipe so it was not so cold. The summer baby was easier.

    I stopped once they started solids, happy to spray poo off a nappy but cloth wipes just got too hard basket.

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    I went possibly the laziest way possible and bought a roll of chux type cloths and cut them into about the right size pieces. I keep them in a basket and have a spray bottle with water and baby wash (only a tiny bit), spray when needed and wipe bum. We got a little pump spray for the nappy bag and just do the same, also comes in handy on a hot day if you just use water as a bit of a refresher.

    We found they actually soften up really nicely after the first wash and we just throw them when they start looking or feeling worn. We have gone through three rolls in 2 years. With poo nappies I tend to wash them out, but my partner usually just throws them in the bucket and I honestly haven't noticed them coming out of the washing machine any worse for it.

    He did confess the other day he has 'accidentally' flushed a few wipes and fortunately we haven't had any issues with the plumbing, but I wouldn't recommend doing that too often.

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    I did as PP did, chux wipes and a spray bottle. Also I remember big w used to have 10 packs of face washers for around $2 that I also used. They got the job done

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    We use small face washers and flannelette squares. Wet under the tap before use. She was a winter baby though and we had no sink upstairs where we lived then, so I had an electric kettle next to the change table that I would turn on for 20 seconds to warm up before use.

    But now just under the tap and into the bucket with nappies. When out I just squirt some water on from my water bottle.

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    I've been thinking of getting these http://cheekywipes.com.au/baby-wipes-kit.html some mums in one of my FB groups swear by them.

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    I just use damp face washers. We bought 8 and got given another 4. We used them 4 weeks straight then I must have gotten lazy with the washing and that's when I started using wipes haha. Now I use both.

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