We all know that the use of washable nappies/diapers is becoming more and more popular. And why not? They're better for the environment, they save money and they look so cute. However, not everyone has drying facilities, or the ability to deduct the upfront cost for cloth nappies.
But have you ever thought of washable baby wipes?
Washable baby wipes can be used with a cloth or disposable nappy/diaper. They can be made from any soft material, although cotton terry toweling and bamboo are the most popular.
The disposable cotton pads should be soaked in a wet solution and can then be used as a disposable wipe to clean your baby's face, hands, or bottom. Because they're just soaked in water (or water and essential oils), they're chemical-free and great for sensitive skin and eczema.
How Much Can you Save?
Disposable wipes cost up to $4 and if you believe you'll need a pack a week for two years (and that's a very conservative estimate) that will cost you $416, you can consider switching to washable wipes. Can save hundreds of dollars. ,
Washable wipes are also eco-friendly. Unlike washable nappies, you don't have to wash or dry them separately, which saves not only money but also time—an essential for any new mom. You're not contributing to the landfill with either the wipes or the packaging.
Great for sensitive skin
If you or your child suffers from sensitive skin, eczema, dermatitis, etc., you may find that many disposable wipes (even those formulated for sensitive skin) contain irritants, such as parabens, SLS. Etcetera. Washable wipes can be used with just plain water. Or blend essential oils such as lavender and chamomile that are soothing to the baby's skin.