I thought I would do a small post on baby wipes because though I rarely thought about them before, they have been a source of several problems for us. We use both disposable wipes and cloth wipes depending on where we are or the task at hand.
I have come to discover that cheap wipes cause lots of skin irritation and rash on my baby. I have heard several other moms mention this, and it stinks to find that out from experience rather than knowing before hand. So all you new and expecting mommas, be forewarned!!
Baby Fenn has his first bad diaper rash right now, and I am 99% sure that it came from me changing his diaper on the fly and using wet kleenex wipes instead of real diaper wipes. The only disposable wipes I will currently use are Huggies. They have the best texture and don't seem to irritate him.
Cloth wipes are much better and easier than they sound! When you cloth diaper, if you use disposable wipes you can't just wrap them in the diaper and toss them in the pail, which means having to go find a trash can. After a few times of this I decided I was gonna use cloth wipes after all and was surprised by how much I like them.
Using cloth wipes can be done 2 ways. Making a solution that you pour over the wipes and keep in a wipe warmer, or having a spray bottle with the solution that you spray on the hiney then wipe off with dry cloth wipe.
In the beginning I was keeping wet wipes in a container but now I think its easier to use the spray because it is important to keep all PB's rolls dry to avoid the diaper rash!
If you are interested in using cloth wipes the ones I use and like are These, These, and this wipe solution.
I recently bought the skip Hop wipes case at a consignment sale for $3 and I love it. It works great with both cloth and disposable wipes! I highly recommend this for all moms out there! I have tried ALOT of wipe cases and this thing is really fantastic!
and while we are discussing wipes and the like, let me suggest you all go to Amazon.com and register for Amazon moms! They have fantastic deals on diapers and wipes etc. I read about it from my friend Beach Bum & Baby. Check out her post for more details and inspiration! I can't think of anything better than getting fabulous deals on your baby necessities AND having them delivered to your door!