Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cloth Wipes Info and GIVEAWAY!!

If you are already using cloth or about to jump on board cloth wipes are an easy add on to your routine.  

SoftBums has released their own wipes

  • Softbums Wipes will make the perfect addition to your SoftBums collection
  • They are made with a bamboo organic cotton blend
  • One grippy side for the big messes
  • One softer side for a gentle clean on baby's delicate skin
  • Come in 6 bright, fun colors
    • Blue Raspberry - Blue & Green
    • Bombpop - Red & Blue
    • Fudgescicle - Brown & Orange
    • Lemon Lime - Yellow & Green
    • Orange Sherbert - Red & Orange
    • Tutti Frutti - Pink & Purple
  • Available for purchase in packs of 5.  Choose from either:
    • Girly Pack
    • Neutral Pack
Use these for different things, not just butt wipes.  They are super soft and thin enough to grab for runny noses, they are an organic bamboo cotton blend you can use them as a liner, and countless other uses!  

These wipes are super thin so you can fit a bunch in your wipes warmer and they are super strong.  They holdup to the biggest messes with one side being a little "grippier" than the other to really pull the dirty's away from baby.  

These are the perfect size to take with you in your diaper bag too.  Pack a few in a ziplock baggie wet or dry, and wrap them with you dirty diapers and throw them in the wet bag when you're done.  You can also use the little portable disposable wipes cases and travel with them that way.  

No need to wash you wipes separately, just throw them in the wet bag with your diapers and wash with everything else.  

One review I found so far: I've been using these wipes for a few months now and LOVE them. Normally I go for the thicker ones, but was pleasantly surprised at how well these ones work. One side is grippier so it cleans up messes nicely while the other side is smooth. I can fit several more in a thin plastic travel wipe container than I can with my other wipes.  I can lay them in the diaper too as a barrier when I have to use diaper cream and they work great for runny-nosed toddlers since they are thin and soft.

The easiest is just plain water, which is what we use at our house.  In my opinion, nothing else is needed...if something more is needed that's where I would put my kids in the tub and "hose" 'em off.  We have been rash free at this house.  

Disclaimer: I have not personally tried any of these options.  Please note a little goes a long way!   Make sure your solution doesn't contain too much oil to prevent repelling issues with your diapers.  If you like a recipe with more oil, you can always separate your wipes and dipes and wash them separately.   

Here are some other options to try making on your own:

Basic Wipe Solution

This basic recipe can be adapted by changing the type of soap or oil.
1/2 cup baby oil
1/2 cup baby wash
2 cups water

Castile Solution

Cloth Wipe Solution Recipes - Castile Soap

Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap comes in several yummy scents!
1 tablespoon almond, apricot, or other oil
1 tablespoon Dr Bronner's Liquid Castile Soap
2 drops tea tree oil
1 drop lavender oil
1 cup water

Essential Oil Solution

With three different EOs contributing their unique properties...
4 cups water warmed in microwave
2-4 drops Tea Tree Oil
2-4 drops Lavender Essential Oi1
1 Tablespoon Grapeseed Oil
1 Tablespoon Calendula Oil
2 Tablespoon Baby Wash
Thanks to Lucinda A. for this recipe.

Fruit 'n' Veggie

Cloth Wipe Solution Recipes - Dr. Bronner's Soap

Dr Bronner's soaps can often be found in organic markets.
1 teaspoon fruit or vegetable-based oil (apricot, olive, grapeseed, etc)
1 tablespoon vegetable-based soap (like Dr. Bronner's liquid castile)
1 teaspoon 100% aloe vera gel
1 cup water

Just One

Just one "something" of each ingredient for this recipe.
1 chamomile tea bag
1 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon baby bath or shampoo
1 drop lavendar oil
1 cup hot water

Lavender 'n' Tea Tree

Lavender and Tea Tree are popular EO choices for wipe solutions.
1/8 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon baby shampoo
4 drops tea tree oil
8 drops lavender oil
3 cups water
Variation: Use lavender baby oil and lavender baby wash for a heavenly Lavender wash. Thanks to Nicole M. for this variation.

Lotion Potion

Baby lotion adds more softening power to this solution.
1 tablespoon baby oil
1 tablespoon baby soap
1 tablespoon baby lotion
1 cup water
Variation: Replace the baby oil and lotion with 2 tablespoons Baby Magic Creamy Baby Oil for a less oily potion. Thanks to Kimberly A. for this variation.

Magic Baby

Cloth Wipe Solution Recipes - Baby Magic

Baby Magic products are usually easy to find in local stores.
1/2 cup Baby Magic oil
1/2 cup Baby Magic wash
2 cups water

No Measuring

Don't measure for this one, just estimate amounts.
2 squirts baby oil
2 squirts baby wash
1 drop EO
1 cup water (about)

Shampoo Style

Baby shampoo works as well as baby wash.
1 tablespoon baby oil
2 teaspoons baby shampoo
2 1/2 cups water

Zany Apricot Solution

1 tablespoon apricot oil
1 tablespoon unscented baby wash
3 cups water

Zany Lavender Solution

Cloth Wipe Solution Recipes - Lavender

1 tablespoon baby oil
1 tablespoon lavender scented baby wash
2-3 drops lavender oil
3 cups water



Washy Wafers cloth diaper wipes solution is back, and this time it is even better! We took the original Washy Wafers solution and added vitamin E, healing aloe vera, soothing calendula and real silk protein.
Silk protein has gotten a lot of attention recently in the cloth diapering world due to claims that it can heal diaper rash. We've seen no studies to prove this, but we do know silk protein makes your skin feel nice!
Soothing aloe vera extract and gently cleansing glycerine soap combine to make an easy to use and very portable diaper wipes solution. Added silk protein makes this silk-rich solution perfect for baby's delicate skin. We add an extra helping of shea butter to make this rich diaper wipes solution an excellent "mess" remover.
Simple to use, just add 1 or 2 cubes to 1 cup of very hot water. Allow to cool and pour over cloth wipes. You can also use a spray bottle or squirt bottle to wet wipes as you need them. Be careful not to contaminate the solution. Replace with fresh solution every 1-2 days as it does not contain preservatives.

A wonderful concoction that smells like baby and honey - very similar to Burt's Bees "Baby Bee Buttermilk." Contains hints of vanilla, peach, violet and honey.


New this summer! Lots of natural soap bit goodness, packed into a large phtalate-free jar. I can fit approximately 35 bits in this medium-sized jar.

The first picture depicts the approximate coloring of these soap bits (color may vary due to differences in monitors and also in my hand-made batches.)

A jar would make a great gift for anyone looking for a multi-purpose soap that's free from harsh detergents. An easy way to be eco friendly!

Use your soap bits for:
*cloth wipe solution
*a gentle pre-wash solution for cloth menstrual pads
*one-use guest soap
*foaming cleanser
*travel wash
*kids' bath soap - no more melted, wasted bars!
*Avoid smelly chemical-laden public restroom soaps - take one or two cubes in a small pillbox and wash your hands with a refreshing, natural soap instead!

I use an all natural high-glycerin soap as a base for these yummy cubes so they'll dissolve easily and moisturize well. Shea butter is added for even more moisturizing. Finally, for this scent, I added a gentle fragrance oil and FDA-approved dye. (If you prefer soap bits that are undyed or scented with all-natural essential oils, check out my other listings!) 

All undyed Essential Oil soap bits are 100% natural. All other fragrances are made with high quality phtalate-free fragrance oils, but since they are synthetic, the final product is only 99% natural. Adding dyes to the product reduces this percentage one additional percent.

All my soaps are made without harmful chemicals like Sodium Laureth Sulfate - so you know you're putting the best on your family's skin! 

~100% all natural ingredients
~Safe to use with cloth diapers
~Helps prevent and soothe diaper rash
~Great for sensitive skin
~Multiple uses: wipe messy faces, great for travelling and camping!
~Made in the USA by WAHM
A lightly scented baby wipes solution can be made by dissolving Booty Cubes in water. Booty Cubes contain 100% all natural ingredients which help prevent and soothe diaper rash. I use these by dropping 1-2 cubes in a squirt bottle and mix them with about 8 oz. of hot water until they are dissolved, please remember to let solution cool before using. Then I just put some of the mixture on my reusable wipes and Voila! The job is done! These are safe to use with cloth diapers!
Booty Cubes do NOT contain: chemicals, detergents, dyes, sulfates (SLS/SLES), parabens, phthalates, Cocomide DEA, surfactants, alcohol, propylene glycol, and has not been tested on animals. All of our products are made from vegetable oils, are completely vegan (except milk in goat's milk cubes or soap), and are biodegradable. Essential oils OR Fragrance oils in Booty Cubes are used in small amounts; only enough to "get the job done"!


Product Description

  • A completely non-toxic, non-irritating solution
  • 100% biodegradable
  • Custom formulated especially for use in cleaning your baby's diaper area
  • Loosen waste, thoroughly cleanses, and gently moisturizes your baby's skin
  • Restores skin's natural barrier against bacteria
  • Soothes skin and helps prevent diaper rash
  • Dries completely clean; will not leave residue
  • Made in the USA
Thirsties Booty Luster is blended by hand in small batches, using flowers, plants, resins, and high quality organic ingredients. Each component of our wipes solution has been carefully selected to not only clean your baby's diaper area, but to soothe and moisturize, as well. And perhaps most importantly, the properties of Thirsties Booty Luster actually help to restore the natural barrier your baby needs to protect him/herself from harmful, rash-inducing bacteria. Use Thirsties Booty Luster at every diaper change to clean thoroughly-yet gently, to moisturize, and to help protect your baby from diaper rash.

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  1. Would love to see polka dots or argyle!

  2. we'd love guitars or ladybugs :)

  3. I keep telling you...Bring back Retro Cars!! (Or at least a version ;)

  4. An argyle in gray and yellow or yellow and blue!

  5. Pink guitars would make my husband HAPPY HAPPY!!

  6. I would love to see VW bugs!!!

  7. A circle pattern in neutral colors or fishes

  8. Still saying polka dots!! :)

  9. Fish! and boats and such----maritime stuff :-)

  10. Something with ruffles :)

  11. Sounds like some awesome wipes!

  12. Policemen, squad car

  13. Same as always, either a leopard or zebra print!

  14. Zebra print would be darling

  15. We love cloth wipes at our house. Would love to try the softbums brand!

  16. chevron stripes or elephants. Thanks for the awesome wipes solution info!

  17. A cute argyle print or chevron stripes

  18. Argyle or plaid! Preferably gender neutral. :)

  19. A Jeep print :)

  20. monkeys, whales or pandas!! gender neutral!

  21. I would love to see some bugs :)
    sabrina radke

  22. Holiday print!

  23. Black and white or rainbow! Melissa Anne

  24. I want some one, anyone, to make a Star Trek print diaper.

  25. Police cars and Firetrucks would be awesome!

  26. trees and leaves or else bears playing with fish in a stream!

  27. I'd love to see either polka dots or farm animals!

  28. plaid, polka dots, or sea life (fishies, turtles, sea lions, sea horses, starfish, etc)

  29. Flowers or butterflies!

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  31. hehee hello kitty! would be nice!

  32. I would love to see a Kitty face or body print like little cats chasing yarn balls

  33. Love to see a horse-themed one!

  34. I would like some gender neutral plaids!

  35. I would love argyle in grey and some other color. Blue, yellow, green, etc. lol I have a boy!

  36. I think a chevron print would be really cute!

  37. Something in gender neutral colors and geometric

  38. I'd love to see something math related - numbers, equations, geometric shapes, or tessellations!

  39. I would love to see trucks for the boys!

    Jodi J

  40. Black and white paisley! I know it seems weird, but would look so fancy!

  41. star wars or star treck for hubby. anything music (guitar, pianos, music notes) for me! but boy-ish

  42. Polka dots would be cute or paisley:)

  43. Dinosaurs would be SO cute!!!

  44. I would love to see some argyle prints and maybe some cars prints too :-)

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  46. holiday themed diapers!

  47. Puppies now that I'm expecting a little man. :D Polka dots for my little girl. :)

  48. Stripes! But with colors that could be used for a girl or a boy. Love you SoftBums!

  49. I would love to see something patriotic and something butterflies!

  50. I would love to see more animal-themed prints!

  51. I would love to see some brightly colored dinosaurs or cars/trucks/construction machines. My son about lost his little mind a few weeks ago when he saw those prints on another brand of diapers because he mostly had solid colored softbums his whole diaper career. (we're shopping for a new stash for baby #2, and he's helping pick them out for his little brother-to-be!)

  52. Animal prints OR trucks. There are so many cute girly prints but it's hard to find cute boy prints!

  53. A really pretty tie dye or colourway diaper would be nice.

  54. The giraffes are really cute.. maybe more safari animals? Lions.

  55. Boy related...pirates. Above all Tie Dye!

  56. How about something music related?

  57. Guitars, elephants, realistic galaxy, flames!!!!

  58. Daisy's would be great!

  59. I would love whales or sailboats. I'm feeling nautical this week