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Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
18th Mar '13

I noticed this past week our CD have been leaking lately. They might need to be,stripped but im nit really sure how. Everything I have read says to use bleach. I really want to avoid bleach. How do you strip your dipes?

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
18th Mar '13

I think I want to do a series on USA-made diapers in early July. What do you guys think? I don't even know of many USA-made diapers :lol:

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting Andi+Andy=Marley+1:" I noticed this past week our CD have been leaking lately. They might need to be,stripped but im nit really ... [snip!] ... im nit really sure how. Everything I have read says to use bleach. I really want to avoid bleach. How do you strip your dipes?"


Don't use bleach. Just wash clean diapers several times on hot. You might want to add a little vinegar and/or tea tree oil

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting FaithOne:" I think I want to do a series on USA-made diapers in early July. What do you guys think? I don't even know of many USA-made diapers :lol:"


Blueberry and Swaddlebees are, Thirsties, Happy Heinys, Kissaluvs (Texas company actually!), kiwi pie, which I am not sure if they are still since Grovia I think it was, bought them out, S'bish, Softbums. That's all I can think of right now. AMP's are made in Canada!

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44070 posts
18th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Piecey.:</b>" I only use cloth wipes. Sposie wipes seem like a waste to me and an extra step to separates diaper and wipe for disposal. I just wet enough for a day with water. N rinsing since we are still ebf."</blockquote>




Same here. But I make a wipe solution. I keep them in a food storage container. I have a mixture of wash cloths, crocheted wash cloths, baby wash cloths, and an old cut up tank top. I put 1/4 cup olive oil (was doing sunflower oil but it was smelling like greasy so I'm trying olive oil to see if that helps. So I might get some vit e oil to add sometime. Then I do a drop of baby soap and a drop of tto. I put it in a 32 oz cup and fill with water. Then I just mix it and dunk all my wipes in a couple at a time(I have to stir while I dunk or else the oil goes to the top and only the first couple wipes get it) and ring them out. I like mine folded nice but you could just throw them in a container.



Waaaaaay easier. I still have disposable wipes around for random stuff. But I don't use them much.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting Moses.:" Blueberry and Swaddlebees are, Thirsties, Happy Heinys, Kissaluvs (Texas company actually!), kiwi pie, ... [snip!] ... since Grovia I think it was, bought them out, S'bish, Softbums. That's all I can think of right now. AMP's are made in Canada!"

That's a decent list to work with. I can't do Blueberry because they require your site to have had more than 5000 unique visitors and I'm only at like 370.

BunnyGirl19 Due December 13; 3 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16864 posts
18th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LoveMyBubbaBoy:</b>" How do you ladies strip your washing machines?"</blockquote>




I have an old top loader. I use a gallon of vinegar dumped into a hot wash cycle followed by another hot wash cycle with nothing added. I do this once a month.

Boog's Mama. 1 child; Little Rock, AR, United States 9064 posts
18th Mar '13

Do you need agitation when prepping diapers? And if so can I just prep with a bunch of DS's clothes since they're washed with the same detergent? It's just 5 diapers and like 8 inserts.

BunnyGirl19 Due December 13; 3 kids; 10 angel babies; Oregon 16864 posts
18th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" Blueberry and Swaddlebees are, Thirsties, Happy Heinys, Kissaluvs (Texas company actually!), kiwi pie, ... [snip!] ... since Grovia I think it was, bought them out, S'bish, Softbums. That's all I can think of right now. AMP's are made in Canada!"</blockquote>




Peachy Green, Ragababe, Goodmama

CL & DJs Mommy 3 kids; Georgia 6451 posts
18th Mar '13

Can I strip with just TTO or do I need vinegar and baking soda too?

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
18th Mar '13

How many wipes do you use per day? I'm thinking about getting some/making some for the summer

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting Brink:" How many wipes do you use per day? I'm thinking about getting some/making some for the summer"


I used about 10. But I used them for everything.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting Brink:" How many wipes do you use per day? I'm thinking about getting some/making some for the summer"


I use 1-2 per diaper change. I made wipes a while back and wound up with like 20 flannel wipes and 20 terry cloth wipes and I've never used half of them. I'm still gonna make more though, for when the newbie gets here.

Boog's Mama. 1 child; Little Rock, AR, United States 9064 posts
18th Mar '13

So just water for wipes is fine? I have a million baby wash cloths that Jace can't possibly use for just bath time lol, I may give it a go. I was just always scared off by the idea of all this mixing oils and scents. Seemed too difficult. lol

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
18th Mar '13
Quoting BoogaButt's Momma.:" So just water for wipes is fine? I have a million baby wash cloths that Jace can't possibly use for just ... [snip!] ... lol, I may give it a go. I was just always scared off by the idea of all this mixing oils and scents. Seemed too difficult. lol"


I've been using plain water with no issues. I want to make some solution soon, but water does the job. The cleansing agents are kind of an added bonus and something I would think would be more important for a younger baby.