Every mom and dad has a system in place for handling dirty diaper changes – including how they handle the wiping action that goes along with the diaper changing deed. Awhile back we asked our fans to tell us how they use, store and clean reusable cloth wipes. We got some great tips. If you’re using resusable wipes, these tips are likely core knowledge to you, but for newbies, we think you’ll find it very useful. Here are some highlights:
Using: To use cloth wipes, most moms say they dip the wipes in warm water and then wipe. Simple enough. Some moms run the wipes under warm tap water, while others use a basin stored near their diaper station. Some moms even use the squirt bottle and spray warm water directly on baby’s bottom and then wipe. The overall verdict is a little warm water makes wiping duty easier!
Storing: Most moms say they simply store their clean wipes at their diaper changing station and then store dirty wipes with their dirty diapers – in the dry diaper pail. For on the go changes, moms simply store the dirty wipes in their wet tote bag alongside the diaper. Both the diaper and wipes can be later transferred into your diaper pail for washing.
Cleaning: To clean the reusable wipes, simply wash them alongside your diaper stash. There is no need to do a separate wash or follow a different washing cycle. Easy, right?
If you use disposable wipes and cloth diaper, you’ll want to have a separate trash can nearby to dispose of them in. In our opinion, having to keep a separate trash can makes for more clutter – so why not make the whole system reusable? Give it a go, why not? You’re doing laundry anyway!
For veteran reusable wipe users, what other tips do you have for newbie wipers?