Cotton Wool

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  1. Ready2Go

    Ready2Go Mummy to 1 little lady

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    Good evening ladies!

    On cotton wool... I can't touch it. The whole idea of it makes me want to spew... :sick: it realy goes through me.

    Can I use something else instead for LO when she arrives? What do you need it for anyway?

    Any help would be much appreciated

    Thank you!
     
  2. Hevz

    Hevz 4 beautiful children

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    :haha:my friend has a phobia about cotton wool too. You could use damp toilet roll, kitchen paper may be stronger and thicker. You can get re-usable wipes like little flannels or just use wipes...I know they're not recommended by midwives in hospital but it's your baby and up to you. I find the Huggies wipes much gentler, the Pampers and Johnsons wipes sting my daughters faces when I use them as a clean up after choccy etc but Huggies wipes never sting them:thumbup:
     
  3. Mitsuko

    Mitsuko Are we there yet?

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    I think (disposable or reusable) wipes are used for the same purpose. I'm not planning on buying any cotton wool... Reminds me of my grandmother, she used them for make-up removal! (I guess you could use make-up removal cotton disks too if they weren't so expensive)
     
  4. Nix

    Nix Well-Known Member

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    If you are going to use wipes i would recommend huggies pure too. They are lovely and mild and they are nice and thick too unlike the flimsy johnsons and pampers ones. xx
     
  5. suzanne108

    suzanne108 Well-Known Member

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    I'd just use wipes too :thumbup:

    Or like someone else said...buy loadsa cheap flannels and just keep washing them. You could even cut them in half to make them go a bit further! x
     
  6. I have plenty of bamboo reusable wipes. Cheap and easy, rinse under outside tap and throw in washing machine. I am using them as I HATE cotton wool, goes through me!!
    I also recommend Huggies wipes over any other when you come to wipes.
     
  7. alibaba24

    alibaba24 Well-Known Member

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    i HATE cotton wool yuk the cotton wool pads are bearable though if you dont wanna use wipes straight away

    xxx
     
  8. jamielou

    jamielou Mum to one!

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    Just cringed reading this i hate cotton wool! My bubba has sensitive skin and the only ones his not reacted to are pampers sensitive wipes but i only use them on his bottom or any spills on his body for his face just get some soft tissue and dampen it to clean his face x
     
  9. Hevz

    Hevz 4 beautiful children

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    It's weird how they're all so different isn't it?:shrug: Even Pampers sensitive sting my kids but neither the fragranced and fragrance free Huggies do:wacko:


    It's definitely a trial end error thing with kids....what milk, wipes, nappys etc are perfect for one child isn't necessarily right for another baby (or Mum:haha:)


    Good luck everyone:thumbup::kiss:
     
  10. jamielou

    jamielou Mum to one!

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    yep couldnt agree more!
     
  11. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
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    im another huggies fan - the wipes and far more moist than all the other wipes we have used and therfore easier to use
     

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