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Old 07-08-2013, 08:02 PM   #21
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I will cut up some t-shirts now. I don't know why I always forget about that! I'll probably still make some "fancy" ones with topstitching.

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Old 07-08-2013, 11:38 PM   #22
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I have some but they are all so pretty and made by my favorite WAHMs that I am too chicken to actually use them!!! lol
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I have some but they are all so pretty and made by my favorite WAHMs that I am too chicken to actually use them!!! lol
Haha! I purchased a boat load of flannel on sale a while ago and just finished cutting it all into 8 inch squares. I looked at the pile and thought, 'Man, what a cute blanket that would be!' But alas... :-)

I actually hate flannel wipes. I bought the above fabric to try my hand at making wipes for ebay. I'm going to make them double sided with french terry on the flipside. IMO terry is so much more effective than flannel, I will never understand why flannel is so popular. I started with Osocozy and after about the 50th little ebf bead I found on myself, the changing table, or my dd 20-30 minutes AFTER the change, I bought Grovia and never went back. All flannel did for me was transfer ebf from surface to surface - it cleaned but didn't grip. Terry grips, and the french terry, or prob any cotton/poly low pile terry doesn't get stiff over time. Plus, Grovia wipes are cheap: $10 per dozen and 2 ply.

For wipe solution, I make my own and keep it on top of the microwave. Our bathroom retains moisture and the wipes in warmer thing wasn't working for us. At change time, I pop the solution in the microwave while I get her diaper, wipes, etc, then I dunk and clean. I only use solution every other pee so one container usually lasts 2-3 days. My recipe is hot water, coconut oil, and Dr Woods tea tree castille soap.
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Haha! I purchased a boat load of flannel on sale a while ago and just finished cutting it all into 8 inch squares. I looked at the pile and thought, 'Man, what a cute blanket that would be!' But alas... :-)

I actually hate flannel wipes. I bought the above fabric to try my hand at making wipes for ebay. I'm going to make them double sided with french terry on the flipside. IMO terry is so much more effective than flannel, I will never understand why flannel is so popular. I started with Osocozy and after about the 50th little ebf bead I found on myself, the changing table, or my dd 20-30 minutes AFTER the change, I bought Grovia and never went back. All flannel did for me was transfer ebf from surface to surface - it cleaned but didn't grip. Terry grips, and the french terry, or prob any cotton/poly low pile terry doesn't get stiff over time. Plus, Grovia wipes are cheap: $10 per dozen and 2 ply.

For wipe solution, I make my own and keep it on top of the microwave. Our bathroom retains moisture and the wipes in warmer thing wasn't working for us. At change time, I pop the solution in the microwave while I get her diaper, wipes, etc, then I dunk and clean. I only use solution every other pee so one container usually lasts 2-3 days. My recipe is hot water, coconut oil, and Dr Woods tea tree castille soap.
Yeah I don't get the flannel wipe thing either. They seriously suck. I have yet to find a wipe I like so we are still using huggies wipes. I need to find a wipe that actually wipes lol
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Yeah I don't get the flannel wipe thing either. They seriously suck. I have yet to find a wipe I like so we are still using huggies wipes. I need to find a wipe that actually wipes lol
My favs are flannel on one side and velour on the other. I don't use the flannel side to wipe, just to hold. The velour is perfect - soft, gets stuff off, and washes out easily.

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GMD's Cloth-ees 2 sided wipes for us, put a dozen of them in our prince lionheart wipes warmer after solking at the sink, and that's what we use for our baby. For poopies, we use the home sted spray also from GMD. The cloth wipes won't fit in our diaper bags wipe case, so we do use dsposie wipes then.
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Yeah I don't get the flannel wipe thing either. They seriously suck. I have yet to find a wipe I like so we are still using huggies wipes. I need to find a wipe that actually wipes lol
This is me. I want to try double sided birdseye wipes, but I don't want to spend anymore on wipes I don't like. I have used GMD double sided, baby wash cloths, an old sweatshirt cut up, and flannel.
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Ooh I bet sweatshirt squares work great! They're non-fraying right?
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Ooh I bet sweatshirt squares work great! They're non-fraying right?
They haven't frayed yet!
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