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What is in a Disposable Wipe?

I love our Thirsties cloth wipes. I use them exclusively and since we’re already washing cloth diapers it’s super easy to throw them in wet bag and wash them.  But I have to admit I’ve been using them because I feel it’s less wasteful and because it’s cost efficient. Out of curiosity, I did quick online search for the chemicals found in common brands of disposable baby wipes. I was shocked when I learned about the following common ingredients:

Methylisothiazolinone: This is what is known as a biocide. It is used to kill microbes or bacteria in solutions that contain water. It’s used a preservative of sorts in wipes. Full strength it can cause chemical burns, skin irritation and contact dermatitis. Some babies may actually have an allergy to this type of biocide and their skin may react accordingly. Methylisothiazolinone has been banned for use in cosmetics in … Read More

Cloth Diapers: The Gift of Thrift

I recently did a blog post about cloth diapers and daycare. I started wondering because a woman told me that she had given her grand-baby some cloth diapers as a gift but that her son and daughter-in-law didn’t use them because their daycare didn’t allow them. In addition to making me wonder if Thirsties parents use cloth at daycare, it made me wonder if you would ever give someone cloth diapers as a gift? Or have you ever asked for them or registered for them? They seem like a great baby registry item to me now, but when I was pregnant, it never occurred to me.

I think a couple of cloth diapers–some pockets or two Duo Fab Fitteds with a cover would make a great gift but what if “the friend” to whom they were given, decided not to use them? Is it pushy to give someone cloth … Read More

Homemade Solutions for Cloth Wipes

When I first started using Thirsties Cloth Diapers, I also started using their reusable cloth wipes. I think I have about 36 wipes in my stash now. They are super soft and made from the same material as the Duo Fab Fitteds. Not only do I use them for diaper changes, I use them as washcloths to wipe sticky hands, cheeks or runny noses.  When I am changing Cooper’s diapers, I use Thirsties Booty Luster with the wipes–a couple of sprays of Booty Luster on Cooper’s tush, clean him up with a wipe, and toss it into my wet bag with the dirty diapers–saving me money and not putting disposable wipes into the landfill.

You can also make your own cleaning solution at home to use with your cloth wipes.  I did a quick online search to see what other parents are using.  Here is what I … Read More