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    Default What type of wipes do you use with cloth nappies?

    I posted not too long ago about my plan to use MCNs when baby #3 arrives early next year - I've narrowed down my selection to about 4-5 brands to trial before buying in bulk. But now I'm thinking about wipes ... it doesn't seem right to continue using disposable wipes if I'm moving to reusable nappies. So what type of wipes do you use? I have seen Cheekywipes online and they look like a good alternative. Anyone used these or something similar? Thanks.

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    I haven't moved to reusable wipes yet so am still using disposable wipes with my mcns at the moment. Once they run out I'll just use flannel face washers and warm water. I'll stick with a small supply of disposable wipes when out and about.

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    Cut up flannelette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Cut up flannelette.
    I also used cut up flannelette. I bought a second hand flannelette sheet from an op shop. Cheaper than even one pack of baby wipes.

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    I don't use MCN but I hope you are happy to hear my wipe experience anyway. I do not use store bought wipes. When bub was young I used flannels (10 pack from ikea x2) and water. I used a squirty bottle of water to moisten the flannel, wipe bum and then put in the washing bucket with all of baby's other washing. Washed a load most days or sometimes every second day. It was easy, not messy or smelly and I never had any problems with nappy rash.
    When we started solids it got a bit smelly so we stopped using the flannels but I didn't want to use wipes with chemicals and the most natural wipes are expensive so I just make my own. It's easy. I use paper towel (roll cut in half and put in a Tupperware container). I put a spoon of coconut oil and about 1/2 cup of water in and tadah..... Home made wipes that are very gentle on bums! If this sounds like something you are keen to do you can google it or PM me and I'll send you some pics and tips. Xxx

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    I buy those thin little "big softies' face washers from Big W and use them. They come in a pack of 12.

    I just use them with water.

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    Roll of chux cut into wipes. Put in container with some calendula oil and water and a lid and voila wet, natural scented wipes. Have also used other gentle essential oils and just water when newborn. Then I just rewash until they fray and chuck when they get old they usually last 10+ washes each wipe and have only ever bought one roll of chux in nearly a year (still using it). Just make sure you wash the cut up squares before first go and a bit of sun is nice for them.

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    Yep any cheap flannel will do. I have bamboo wipes that I just run under the tap before each nappy change but next time I'll probably just buy the 12 pack of flannels at Big W like a PP suggested because they really don't need to be that fancy.

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    We have small, thin face washers like rainbow road mentioned. Use a squirty bottle to wet them, then wipe. Add to the nappy bucket

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    Wow ok sounds like I can set up my own system similar to the Cheekywipes just by using a cheap pack of flannels or cloths. Thanks everyone!


 

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