If you use disposable wet wipes, have you thought about changing to washable wet wipes?
They are a totally natural alternative to disposable wipes which contain a variety of chemicals and can cause bad reactions if you have a baby with a sensitive bottom. Using washable wipes can also save you around £200. They are far more practical than cotton wool on newborn babies. A big explosive newborn poo can sometimes take 10 cotton wool balls to get baby clean. A couple of washable wipes will do the job much more efficiently.
Using washable wipes is very easy. You can either purchase ready-made wipes or if you are feeling clever just make your own. Leave them soaking in a pot next to your changing table so that they are ready for each nappy change.
What to put in the water
You don’t need to put anything in the water but if you want to add something you could try a couple of drops of baby oil. This will give your wipes a silkier texture and a little scent too. You can also add a drop or two of essential oil to your water. Lavender and Chamomile are safe to use in this way.
You can also use washable wipes when you are out and about. Simply put a few wet ones into a waterproof bag or Tupperware pot and put them in your changing bag. If you are already using cloth nappies then you can just put them into you wet nappy bag when they are dirty.
What do I do with the dirty wipes?
Just put them into your nappy bucket with your nappies and wash when you are ready. It’s as simple as that!
We sell a Cheeky Wipes Kit which gives you everything you need to start using washable wipes. We loved using these on our children and the solutions that you get with the kit smell divine!