Giveaway alert! Franklin Goose online is giving one lucky reader their own Prince Lionheart Warmies Wipes Warmer (for cloth wipes). Details on how to enter following this post. Contest closed – ECO-ngratulations to Debbie G!
I did it! I finally make the last leap into the cloth diapering world; I switched to cloth wipes. I’ve always had a stash of cheap wash cloths on hand to use but I always struggled with how to use them. I’ve tried spray on wipe solutions which I actually really liked (but I’m too lazy to go buy more online) but my bottle is empty. I recently received a set of Thirsites Fab Wipes (thanks www.weewilliewinks.com) but haven’t done much with them. I have a sample of some bum solution beans that I got with a diaper order which I haven’t done anything with. WHY? Because I didn’t have a wipes warmer!
Just like my diaper sprayer that I don’t have…I never invested in a wipes warmer. I’m not sure why really, maybe I just didn’t think I needed it. I WAS WRONG!
Sheri with Franklin Goose recently sent me the Prince Lionheart Warmies Wipes Warmer to review and now I am hooked. The warmer comes complete with 4 warmies (100% bamboo cloth wipes) and an ever-fresh moisture pad. My only objection is that now I have one more thing on the changing table that the baby wants to play with and one more thing plugged into the wall that is always on.
The wipes warmer is molded with a special resin that prevents the growth of microorganisms so you don’t have to worry about mold. As long as you change the ever-fresh pad every 3 months you can keep your cloth wipes warm and moist and ready for use. The warmies (wipes) that come with it are made from 100% bamboo which adds an extra layer of anti-microbial protection.
How to use:
– Find a nice, safe location in your changing area for the warmer. Be sure to keep the cord out of reach of baby.
– Moisten the ever-fresh pad and place in the bottom of the warmer.
– Moisten your wipes (recipe ideas following review)
– Plug in warmer and wait.
– After about 30 minutes your wipes are warm and ready to use.
At changing time you simply pull out a cloth wipe and wash away. Since the wipes are thicker than disposable wipes you can fold them over and always have a clean surface to wipe your little one. Instead of using 3-4 disposable wipes on your baby you can now use one cloth wipe (even for the messy ones). You have now saved $100’s of dollars a year and prevented thousands of disposable wipes (and packaging) from going to your local landfill.
I just throw the wipes into the diaper pail with the diapers and wash everything together on wash day. Of course, you’ll need to buy a few more cloth wipes to last between washes. The warmies wipes are nice and soft…similar to a light-weight terry cloth. The Thirsties Fab Wipes were softer and are made of cotton velour. I also have a few handmade wipes and I usually throw a few wash cloths into the warmer too.
When I got my warmer I started by using just plain tap water. After all, you know how simple I like to keep things. This works just fine and is the easiest method of all. BUT here are some great recipes that are worth a try.
Simple Wipes Recipe:
– 2 TBS Baby Wash (I prefer to use my EcoStoreUSA baby wash since it’s natural and safe for baby)
– 2 TBS Olive Oil (yes, from the kitchen)
– 2 Cups Water
Mix the ingredients together and moisten your baby wipes. Squeeze the liquid from the wipes so that they are just barely wet and place wipes into the warmer.
TIP: You can reuse the leftover solution by filling a spray bottle to use when you are away from home.
I’m going to try this one next. Chamomile ‘n’ Honey! Boil one chamomile tea bag and add one tsp honey to one cup of water. Both ingredients are soothing and have been used to help heal wounds and rashes. Make a double batch and drink one before bedtime.
BUY IT: You can find the Warmies Wipes Warmer online at Franklin Goose. Franklin Goose is a wonderful organic and natural eco-boutique. Retail is $29.99 and is well worth the small investment. I’m still not sure why I’ve lived without one for so long.
WIN IT: One lucky reader will take home their very own wipes warmer! To enter visit Franklin Goose and tell me one other item in their store that you like. Leave your comment below to be entered.
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Giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada over 18 years of age. Giveaway will close at midnight (EST) on April 23rd, 2010.
Giveaway ended! ECO-ngratulations Debbie G! @MSU_MOM_TO_2
Disclosure: Franklin Goose is a sponsor of The Eco Chic blog. The wipes warmer reviewed in this post was provided by them for me to try. I love the Goose and the Goose loves me! I however would only say that if it were true…and so it is said! Wee Willie Winks also provided the Thirsties Fab Wipes which I raved about too. Wee Willile Winks is an online diaper retailer out of Orlando, FL. I love to support nearby and local cloth diapering companies and Wee Willie Winks provides several outreach events each month to spread fluffy love to central Florida. Wink Wink! I also mentioned EcoStoreUSA but they didn’t pay me or provide me anything to spread the eco-love…I just love them.
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