March 12, 2010

Using Cloth Wipes, Part 3: Washing & Wipe Solution

Part 3: Washing Instructions & Wipe Solutions
Cloth wipes don’t have special washing instructions. You can wash with any load, any detergent, on any water setting. Hot water is probably best just to get them good and clean, but I know of lots of moms who use cold water and find it just as sanitary. They can always be washed with diapers.

When I first started using wipe solution, I used tiny squares of special soap (like Baby Bits or Baby Bum Drops). They melt, but not very well in cold water. Instead, add a little water to an 8 oz plastic squirt bottle, add the square of soap, then heat in the microwave for 30 seconds or so until the water is piping hot. Swirl it around until the soap completely dissolves, then fill the bottle to the top with cold water. This way you have wipe solution quickly and easily, without waiting forever for the soap to dissolve or for water to cool.

Article written by Heather Hicks. Copywrite CDO, LLC. All rights reserved.

3 comments:

I love our wipes solutions. I wrote a little comparison of the ones you mention here.

Great comparisons! Thank you so much for writing and for sharing. :)

I just checked and realized I wrote that review back in August 2009 - and I'm still using the same box of Baby Bum Drops with at least half the box of Baby Bits left as well. Those last a LONG time!