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Old Apr 15th, 2009, 05:18 AM   1
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baby wipes


hi,

i was reading a post on another forum that was about baby wipes and most of the ladies were under the impression that you couldnt use them until baby was at least 6weeks old. and until this point they had to be cleaned with cotton wool and water. no-1 could or would say why this was.

now i cant stand the feel of cotton wool and i used baby wipes from birth with my 2 boys. i intend on doing the same with this 1.

anyone got any ideas on this?



 
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Old Apr 15th, 2009, 05:36 AM   2
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i was given cotton wool by midwives when i had my first, tried it but it just went all bitty so switched to baby wipes, none of the midwives at the hosp said anything about it, nor did they when i used them on my second nor did the midwives that come to your house to do checks say anything lol so yes i will use them again on this one



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Old Apr 15th, 2009, 05:39 AM   3
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well im guna see if i can use pampers sensitive ones, cos i hate cotton wool



 
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Old Apr 15th, 2009, 05:39 AM   4
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You can use whatever you like but the hospitals and mw's do recommend cotton wool and warm water as its the purest thing and some baby wipes may irritate.

TBH i wanted to use wipes from the word go but i ended up using cotton wool pads and water for a few weeks, sooo much easier to clean up those first poops



 
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Old Apr 15th, 2009, 06:02 AM   5
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You can also use muslin squares (that are washable) .. they are useful for just about everything. I'm avoiding baby wipes (the standard ones) because I have eczema and I'm kind of a bit anal about using things containing alcohol on baby's skin ... don't want to curse them with eczema, it's horrible. I think you can get natural wipes from mothercare that don't have alcohol in them as well, if you want to use them instead.



 
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Old Apr 15th, 2009, 06:04 AM   6
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What about the sensitive ones like Pampers etc? Hubby has really sensitive skin so I have to use all non-bio etc any but would these be ok instead of normal ones?



 
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Old Apr 15th, 2009, 06:17 AM   7
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I've packed a packet in my hospital bag, gonna use them if they dont say anything



 
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Old Apr 15th, 2009, 06:52 AM   8
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I've had a look and there are a bunch of different kinds, here's what a quick search brought up:

Baby Wipes

I'll be using cotton wool or muslin wipes initially, and then moving onto one of the soap & alcohol free brands. I didn't realise there were so many kinds!!



 
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Old Apr 15th, 2009, 10:52 AM   9
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I have brought soap, alcohol and fragrence free ones



 
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Old Apr 15th, 2009, 10:58 AM   10
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Midwives would advise the use of cotton wool for the first few weeks - perhaps not as long as 6 though! Its purely because babies skin is so sensitive, you really dont want to aggravate it with any sort of wipe - no matter how mild xx



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