Seriously not sure I will ever do another one of these, but I thought it was cute and this weeks assignment is one I have NEVER posted on... How crazy is that?!?!
That's right, we use cloth wipes for Kalila too... Not only does it cut the cost of the disposable ones, but what's the point in buying something you throw away when you typically wrap up the wipes in the diaper and now you have two items going two different directions? It made no sense to us lol.
I'm gonna start off w/ those sposies we started with (you'll understand why later). Kalila had very sensitive skin and we tried several brands thanks to friends and family who left us well stocked. Unfortunately all but one brand left her screaming in pain... and that one brand was Pampers. Go figure she wanted the expensive stuff lol. But not just reg Pampers either... They had to be the sensitive ones for newborns. We ended up buying the things in bulk.
When we went to cloth we decided against buying extra wipes. Also thanks to family and friends we had a ton and a half of baby washcloths... and since we'd had blue and purple on our registry and someone gave us a ton of pink ones (lol I'd link the blog post on that here, but it was still on myspace at that point) it was easy to separate out what we were using on her during bath and for diapers. They work just fine... I am kinda thinking about getting some softer wipes for the next baby, but only because I'm afraid he or she might have that same problem she did & she still sometimes complains with these.
Anyways, what do we use to wet them?
I started out with a very simple solution... You squirt a little baby wash in a bottle, add another squirt of baby oil and then fill with water. Shake before use and pour on wipe. Later we added a little vinegar to the mix (I've thought about doing a drop of TTO in place of that, but haven't tried it) and started putting it in a spray bottle instead.
There is an easier way though... and one we use often. Grab wipe, turn on faucet, and wet with water. I'm serious it works lol.
And because she still complains about them being too rough sometimes, we've skipped wipes and showered her bottom in the bath quite a few times too (makeshift bidet lol). Lately I've done that more often than not.
So that's my contribution to Fluff Talk Thursday lol. Like I said, not sure I'll continue this... I do think its cute, but... We'll see.
This is a pretty basic schedule here, just to help me out w/ posts and avoiding ruts. I put family on one day, but little updates will probably end up doubling other posts on other days too because, well, they're the main focus of the blog to begin with lol. This may change as time goes on too, adjust as needed.