Most of you know we’ve converted to cloth diapers almost 2 months ago now. We have been slowly growing our stash so have only been able to use cloth part-time… but we are nearing full-time!! Searching for cute diapers is addicting I just ordered Ryan a pink one…
So in my quest to learn everything there is to know about cloth, I’ve decided we need to try cloth wipes as well. It’s all in or lose, right?! Mainly, it’s annoying to have a dirty cloth diaper that needs to go in the wet bag, but a dirty disposable wipe that needs to go in the trash. I want to throw it all in one place!
I asked awhile ago what brand of wipes were best… most people suggested we just use old fabric scraps or washcloths. Perfect! We have tons of baby washcloths — some really soft, fairly thin ones that we never use. (Future mamas out there — baby washcloths are unnecessary. Leave them off your registry! lol). Andddd just to try out some other kinds, I ordered some thirsties fab cloth wipes.
Here are my questions.….…
I also ordered some Baby Bum Drops that you mix with hot water to make your own cloth wipe solution. I put it in a spray bottle because I heard some people say that when they put a cloth wipe solution into their wipes container, the wipes got moldy. Or the solution got nasty.
But using the spray bottle seems… hard? Like, how much am I supposed to spray?! First I sprayed it on the cloth and then wiped Ryan. It didn’t seem like enough. So the next time I changed him, I sprayed it directly on him. It still didn’t seem like enough. Am I supposed to sit there and spray this thing over and over and over and over? Am I missing something? Or maybe it’s a problem with the washcloths I’m using???
So: spray bottle or pouring it right into a wipes container? If spray bottle, how many sprays (man that seems like a dumb question)? Either way, how long does the solution last??? And how do you know if it has gone bad??
AND what do you do when you’re out of the house all day with the baby? I’m not going to bring a spray bottle with me. Cloth diapering became so easy and common sense once we finally started. I feel like cloth wipes will be the same way, but right now I feel so clueless! And I know hubby isn’t doing any better because when I went to change Ryan, our disposable wipes container was sitting on top of the cloth wipes I put in there. Haha.
THANK YOU for your suggestions and ideas!!!