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Old 08-07-08, 12:58
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I really don't like using baby wipes - even the so-called natural ones seem to have a ton of chemicals in them and sometimes, if my LO is a little sore, he seems not to like them either.
Anyone have any suggestions for cheap, effective, gentle alternatives??
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what about cotton balls and water? would have to make sure to dry really well and maybe not so handy when out and about
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when Tilly was a baby we only used cotton wool pads and warm water on her skin. Then when the poos got too much for that to cope with, I would add a drop or two of baby wash to the warm water (Halos and Horns my personal preference)
We now use 'Simple' brand baby wipes.
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I wanted to swap to water and cotton wool too but hubby freaked out for some reason. Don't understand his problem tho...
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We use a flannel and warm water at home.

I don't like cotton wool much. Bits get stuck to her and used to give her a rash. Prefer flannels as can sling them in daily towel wash so no waste.
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when i bought her reusable nappies (which i never ended up using) i also bought a packet of 10 cotton flannels. they were supposed to be for bot bots but i have always used them for faces. They have slowly disappeared over the last year so i should get some more....
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I swear by cotton wool and water, have rarely used anything else on my lo's bum and she's never had nappy rash or a sore bum at all. I find the wipes leave a residue on her skin and make her bum a bit sore looking.
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i bought fleece wipes from ebay and keep a few in a box with water and a lil baby bathstuff. if u r going out u can ring them out so as they r damp and put them in one of those travel wipe containers. xxxx
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I second the warm water and flannels, this is what we do at home and when out and about I use Waitrose own brand baby wipes as they have no 'nasties' in them and are fully biodegradable. I do have a book though that gives a recipe to make your own cleanser and I did that when he was a lot younger and the bf poops were too much for water alone. Let me know if you want the recipe and I can look it up for you. x
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I second the warm water and flannels, this is what we do at home and when out and about I use Waitrose own brand baby wipes as they have no 'nasties' in them and are fully biodegradable. I do have a book though that gives a recipe to make your own cleanser and I did that when he was a lot younger and the bf poops were too much for water alone. Let me know if you want the recipe and I can look it up for you. x
Would love to see the recipe, thanks.
And thanks for all the replies - my boy's bottom is going to get a proper makeover!
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