Cloth diaper Mamas? Are you out there? I have a few questions and I need some opinions.
First of all, if you use cloth wipes and make your own solution, what is your favourite recipe? Up until now, I have always use Punkin Booty Bits which are an all natural chunk of baby wipe solution in concentrate that you dissolve in boiling water. I love them. The solution is not too soapy, doesn’t leave a residue, smells yummy and lasts a long time (as in, I was gifted 2 packages and just ran out for the first time in 12+ months of CDing). Of course, I could buy more, but the store that carries them is 30+ minutes away and I just haven’t had a chance to get up there. So I figured I’d see what I could do without them.
I’ve been cruising around the internet trying to find something I like, but haven’t yet. I tried one solution that was 4 parts water, 1 part baby oil and 1 part baby wash. Um, no. It was SO soapy. I had to wipe her bum with a second wipe every time to get the soap off. Not cool. I tried diluting it more but it didn’t help. I know lots of people just use straight up water … I can’t. She will get a rash. So, any suggestions? Or should I just head up to Peekaboo’s and get my Punkin Booty Bits? Sometimes, maybe, you just shouldn’t mess with a good thing.
Secondly, over the past week or two, the diaper pail has a strong chemical/disinfectant type odour. I don’t know what it’s from. I didn’t clean the diaper pail with anything other than dish detergent, which is what I have always used and I didn’t switch my cloth diaper detergent. I thought maybe it would go away but it seems to be getting stronger. Like, almost burn your nose strong. Anyone have any experience with this and have a suggestion for what I could do?
Mama needs help.