By now I’m sure you all know that I use cloth diapers and cloth wipes. Even my diaper bag has these items, though I know some people keep disposable wipes on hand while they are out and about. We do have some disposable wipes at home from a recent sad bum episode with Bobble. Our wipe solution had a bit too much Tea Tree Oil in it for his cracked little bum, and we wanted a little something more than just water (at least for the messy diapers!). We had too much solution made up to simply dump it and make more (with less TTO in it), so we decided to grab some disposable wipes to use on his sad little bum. I went out to the store and purchased some Earth’s Best Chlorine free wipes in their pop-up container.
We wanted to make sure that what we used were gentle on his cracked skin, but would still clean him up. Admittedly, no disposable wipe is going to grab poop particles as well as a cloth wipe, so I did like to use water on a cloth wipe to grab anything stuck to Bobble’s bum. Still, for the cleaning of the skin after that was gone, we were very pleased with our Earth’s Best wipes. We also used only those Earth’s Best wipes (during that time frame) if it wasn’t a messy diaper that left particles stuck on the skin. They did a great job for getting that ‘colour’ off of the skin that was left by the messy diaper.
What made me the happiest about these wipes was that my little Bobble never cried when we used them. We’ve used other disposable wipes in the past (no names, please!) that would either cause him to show signs of slight skin irritation or that would just sting him if he had some cracked skin like he did recently. These wipes were very gentle on his skin and he didn’t even blink when I touched them to his sad spots.
These wipes are hypo-allergenic, unscented, use a natural aloe vera and a vitamin E formula, are alcohol free, and chlorine-free. They are safe to use on any part of baby, not just baby’s diaper area! The wipes themselves resemble cloth with the texture, though they still can’t grab stuck on bits as well as actual cloth wipes. The only issue we had with the wipes was that they didn’t come apart (from the rest of the wipes in the stack) very easily. You definitely needed two hands to get them apart, or you’d end up with a long string of attached wipes. This is a minor inconvenience at best, but once you remember they do that, you can easily just grab a couple wipes before putting your little one on your changing table so you’re ready to go. The pop-up container also barely latches shut, so if you have a little too much wipe sticking out it will pop right back open, but that is an easy enough fix as well. Most of the time hubby forgets to shut a wipe container anyway. He’s just too used to us storing our cloth wipes dry!
I have also found them to be fantastic for scrubbing clean dirty little feet, too. If Bobble was running around outside (barefoot, or in sandals which just get dirt in them anyway), I’ll change his diaper, grab a wipe and scrub his feet really quickly with the wipe.
We also purchased a pack of the chlorine free refills for the wipe container so that we have them on hand the next time we encounter this issue, or the next time someone *cough* hubby *cough* forgets to tell me that we are nearly out of cloth wipes and the diaper laundry isn’t ready!
You can find Earth’s Best Chlorine Free Wipes at Babies ‘R Us and Whole Foods, or use their store locator to find a location near you! You can also purchase the chlorine free wipes for $5.40 from their online store!
Disclosure: The product mentioned above was purchased by me. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.