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Parenting => Baby Development and Milestones => Topic started by: einie on March 24, 2012, 07:15:15 am

Title: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: einie on March 24, 2012, 07:15:15 am
i've read from an article somewhere that baby wipes like disposable diapers aren't environment friendly. aside from baby wipes what else do you use to clean baby's poo and how do you use it? thanks.
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: twelvth_goddess on March 26, 2012, 05:14:35 pm
^When my daughter was a newborn, cotton and water. Pag nasa labas kame, baby wipes. I started washing her sa faucet at 4 months.

While you have a point that baby wipes are not environment friendly, they're quite convenient and extremely helpful especially pag nasa labas. However, you can lessen the use perhaps. What we do is we bring a water spritzer with us whenever we go out and we use a couple of baby wipes lang plus the water spritzer.
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: chococream on March 26, 2012, 05:53:49 pm
@ twelvth_goddess

same tayo sis, nung new born pa si baby cotton and water lang ang ginagamet ko pang punas kay baby..nung months na sya is yong cotton small towels na sya, mabibili mo sa dept. store pili ka lang ng cotton para hindi magkarashes si baby, beside hindi mo naman yon hard punas, wipe lang ng popo or after magchange ng diapers. or yong lampin na ghost ang name, super soft sya pag binasa mo kaya ok lang din. yon ang pang bahay, if sa labas naman kami or on travel  wet wipes talaga ang handy, kasi after mo magchange ng nappies lagay lang naman sa loob ng diaper at tapon. tapos na ang usapan. mahirap kasi naman dala ka ng mga cloth while on travel, maglalaba ka pa pagdating mo sa room or sa cr? tapos manggamoy ka? nakaka hiya naman sa mga kasama mo.

Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: twelvth_goddess on March 26, 2012, 05:59:45 pm
^Correct sis. Plus, not all washrooms would allow din na mag-wash ka ng bum ng baby sa sink. Kadiri pati yon noh mas unhygienic pa kaya yon.
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: chococream on March 26, 2012, 06:46:04 pm
yes sis, mahirap din i.handle pag nagwash ka ng popo ng baby sa sink ng sa labas like malls etc. mahirap kasi medyo malikot na si baby mo baka mis handle mo sya, ma untog pa or somewhat. hehe kaya yon talaga ang mas handy ang baby wipes, beside hindi ka naman always on travel or labas kaya mas nakakasave ka din pag bahay lang at cotton cloths na. Hindi naman din mura ang baby wipes.


sis matanogn ko lang, mahilig ka ba mag powder kay baby mo before? ako kasi hindi ako nagpopowder kay baby before kasi madali syang magsneeze. yong cloth lang binabasa ko tas nilalagyan ko ng smudge na yong pampaligu niya para wipe sa butt, sa liig or other parts niya before she sleeps or freshen up lang kasi maiinit. mas madali syang nakakatulog kung ganun
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: twelvth_goddess on March 26, 2012, 07:11:45 pm
^No sis, I only started putting powder nung nag-1 na sya kase mas pawisin na since she walks na. But when she was a newborn, pag mainit, naglalagay ako konti. I'd clap the powder on my hands muna tapos yung matira yun lang ilalagay ko. They say nga na hinde daw advisable ang powder especially with newborns since it can trigger asthma.

Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: sunshine23m on March 26, 2012, 07:31:56 pm
na try ko na yung wipes ng johnson and johnson,at ang gamit ko ngayon na sobrang nagustuhan ko kase unscented siya at affordable naman e yung farlin baby wipes..pero simulat sapol na gumamit ako sa baby ko never kong ginamit na pang wipes pag nag poo poo siya..ginagamit ko lang ang baby wipes pang punas ng kamay niya at pag kumain siya..kase sa totoo lang iba pa ren yung hugas na warm water sa baby e..at sigurado ka na nalinis mo talaga..
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: einie on March 27, 2012, 12:20:02 am
i like the cotton and warm water and the cotton towels ideas. sige mga sis,try ko lahat ng sinabi nyo. i also saw this one, how to make your own cloth diaper wipes, it might help:

http://www.diaperjungle.com/cloth-diaper-wipes.html
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: kaijami on March 27, 2012, 10:56:19 pm
hi sis..share ko lang..tama sila..ako din nung newborn sis baby cotton and water lang gamit ko.. kasi yung friend ko nag ka uti yung baby niya kasi puros baby wipes lang gamet niya..i started washing my baby whenever she poops sa faucet mga 4months na..  :)
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: einie on March 28, 2012, 01:25:35 am
@kaijami

anong gender ng baby ng friend mo sis?
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: kaijami on March 28, 2012, 03:41:56 pm
@einie-- hi sis..girl yung baby ng friend ko..kaya natakot ako, kc girl din baby ko e.. :)
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: AichiMom on March 28, 2012, 04:22:01 pm
ako din cotton squares and warm water ang gamit ko pag nag poo-poo sila sa bahay pero pag nasa travel, wet wipes....  good suggestion yung cloth wipes ah?! ma-try nga.. mas tipid pa  8)
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: chococream on March 28, 2012, 06:10:53 pm
yes sis. labhan mo nalang after every use or palabhan mo sya sa yaya mo. mas madali mawala ang stains ng popo or anything after mo gamitin, if meron kang soap na gamet mo pangligu mo na maliit na mas better yon gamitin para sa pag laba super magic ang tanggal ng stains, plus mabango pa ang cloth after laba. hindi din nakaka iritate ng skin ni baby than regular powder na gamet mo sa paglaba ng mga damit.
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: Mommy Jazz on March 28, 2012, 09:36:47 pm
There was a time nung baby pa yung panganay ko, nasa tipid mode kami. She's a bit grown na but still in diapers. I searched the internet on how to make your own baby wipes using kitchen paper towels. It worked for me. Here's one link:
http://www.justpeace.org/babywipes.htm (http://www.justpeace.org/babywipes.htm)
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: Angela Zhane on April 23, 2012, 06:56:37 pm
Before baby wipes din, but now i use cotton and lukewarm water with a small amount of alcohol to clean my baby's poop. Mas matipid and mas safe in my opinion since girl din anak ko. :)
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: ysLim on April 25, 2012, 09:01:14 am
nung newborn si baby wipes din, pero kasi ang mga newborn madalas magpoops diba lalo na after feeding, nauubos agad yung wipes kahit na ginugunting ko na para makatipid. so nagswitch na lang kami to cotton and water. around 2mos, running water na pinanghugas namin sa kanya pero gumagamit parin kami ng wipes if lalabas tsaka if baby poops at night. hassle na kasi bumaba in the middle of the night to wash her bum. hehe
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: einie on April 25, 2012, 03:06:45 pm
kahit cold water gamit nyo sis? wala kasi kaming heater at home,nagpapakulo pa kaya hayyy..production number talaga ang pagpalit ng hehe
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: ysLim on April 26, 2012, 07:01:07 am
^ oo running water lang sis. hindi namin sinanay si baby sa lukewarm water.
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: hanne on May 08, 2012, 07:50:39 pm
nung nb to around 2 months si baby wet cotton balls lang - meron akong plastic cup with cover tapos gamit ko yung regular bottled lang. i wet several dozen per day tapos gamit na niya yun daily.

problema nung marami at malaki na poop niya, had to move on to wipes  ;D pwede na din, nakatipid nung first 2 mos. 30+pesos lang yung 300pcs na cotton balls, i didn't even finish the 2nd pack.
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: Anne Mercado on May 17, 2012, 04:04:28 pm
This is a great question! Here are a few solutions:

1. use cotton and water - but this won't be enough as your baby grows

2. use the good old water and soap to wash

3. you can make your own baby wipes using toilet paper - at least toilet paper is biodegradable. You can find the recipe here: http://goo.gl/05Etl (http://goo.gl/05Etl)
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: kurdapya101 on May 17, 2012, 04:08:23 pm
nun new born cotton and water wipes...

now na 17 months old na water soap na...

though di pa din kami nawawalan sa bahay ng cotton, wipes medyo nakatipid lang compre noon
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: einie on May 19, 2012, 03:13:50 pm
thanks for all the replies. they're all informative. i made some out of paper towels and it works.  ;D
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: andrealexis on June 13, 2012, 08:17:02 pm
we used wet cotton balls lang eversince---maski if opportunity permits and we're out, we still prefer to use them rather than wet wipes :)
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: einie on June 22, 2012, 08:00:16 am
i've noticed now that baby is getting older (he's 4 months now) he's becoming less sensitive. i've tried washing him with cold water direct from the tap and no complaints so far. i've tried cotton balls and cold water and still he hasn't cried. sometimes too when he poo, i bath him right away. that way, less wipes more tipid na ako.
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: danel_em on July 02, 2012, 10:29:16 pm
hindi na ata maalis ang baby wipes sa diaper bag kaya naghahanap din ako ng alternative (pero mukhang wala) but before when my daughter was newborn, we used cotton balls and tap water to clean her bum. wipes was just for take-outs (pagnasa labas lang). that was until mag 2 months lang sya. when she was @2nd month direct na sa lababo ang hugas :) mas tipid na sa cotton balls :)
Title: Re: alternative to baby wipes / wet ones
Post by: kiz_me1109 on July 03, 2012, 04:34:05 am
When at home you can use cotton and water instead. Yes, too much use of wet wipes may irritate your baby's skin. Cotton balls are also expensive than the ordinary ones. What I did is yung normal na cotton yung binibili ko then I make it into balls. Mas makakamura ako. Hindi naman siya ganun ka time consuming kapag gagawing balls e. ;)