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Old 11-13-2018, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Born in L.A. - NYC is Second Home - Rustbelt is Home Base
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As the UK works to ban wet wipes...what did the old timers use on their babies?

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Old 11-13-2018, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Speaking as an old-timer I remember using soft wash cloths wet with warm water and a little mild soap on my babies.

I also used cloth diapers. Pampers were available but expensive, and I used them only when traveling.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:39 AM
 
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Speaking as an old-timer I remember using soft wash cloths wet with warm water and a little mild soap on my babies.

I also used cloth diapers. Pampers were available but expensive, and I used them only when traveling.

Yes, we used soft cloth wipes that were boiled and sterilized along with the cloth diapers.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm not even much of an old-timer (my youngest is 15), but yes, we just used soft cloths. My son was fine with baby wipes, but my daughter always got a rash if I used them. So I had baby washcloths and also flannel squares that I kept in a baby wipes container.
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:01 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Most important is that they not be flushed. Why ban them entirely?
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Most important is that they not be flushed. Why ban them entirely?

Plastic. The wipes currently contain non-biodegradable plastic in them. Manufacturers will simply need to revise their product to conform....which means they will probably be terrible.
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:30 AM
 
Location: NY>FL>VA>NC>IN
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Speaking as an old-timer I remember using soft wash cloths wet with warm water and a little mild soap on my babies.

I also used cloth diapers. Pampers were available but expensive, and I used them only when traveling.
Ditto to all. Wet washcloth and cloth diapers with pins. Mine were born in '82,'83,'98 and '99.
I was too frugal -though middle class- to use disposables except in the diaper bag for away from home.
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:18 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Ditto to all. Wet washcloth and cloth diapers with pins. Mine were born in '82,'83,'98 and '99.
I was too frugal -though middle class- to use disposables except in the diaper bag for away from home.
There are baby washcloths available commercially, but as an alternative, use pinking shears to cut up old t-shirts or even flannel receiving blankets to make reusable wipes.
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:53 AM
 
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Speaking as an old-timer I remember using soft wash cloths wet with warm water and a little mild soap on my babies.

I also used cloth diapers. Pampers were available but expensive, and I used them only when traveling.
Ditto.
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Old 11-16-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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My kids got rashes from the baby wipes so I would cut and fold good quality paper towels, moisten with water only, and keep in a little tupperware type container. No more rashes.
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