2.07.2012

Favorite Things: Thirsties Fab Wipes

Enter here to win a set of Thirsties Fab Wipes!

This is the first series for the Cloth Diaper Revival blog!  Each day I will post a review on my favorite cloth diapering products.  At the end of the series you'll have a chance to win a package of "My Favorite Things" valued at over $100.

Favorite Things No. 1
I could not live without my Thirsties Fab Wipes! They are amazing! They are the perfect size and thickness and super soft! When my son is cranky during a diaper change these wipes quickly change his mood! He starts smiling instantly! It's amazing!  If I were a baby this is how I would want to be wiped and I know for a fact that my son is HUGE fan. I can tell from the smiles he gives me when the Thirsties touch his skin. There’s no comparison; imagine how different a warm wipe coated in natural oils would feel versus a cold, thin and scratchy wet wipe!

Another awesome thing about these wipes is the cost savings! I have spent less than $40 on my wipes.  Over time this amounts to huge savings compared to buying disposable wipes.  Cotton Babies estimates an average savings of $120 for using cloth wipes with one child.  

How I use them:
I use these every diaper change. I keep them rolled up in my Prince Lionheart Warmies wipe warmer. I have been using Chubby Cherubs Honey Bun drops for my wipes solution, but am switching to Ruby Moon Wipes Bits as soon as I run out of the Honey Bun. I have 3 sets of these (18 wipes) and that's enough to keep in my laundry rotation. My warmer only holds about 14 at a time though.


These are great for any mess and I only need one wipe for each change. I don't worry about spraying them after diaper changes and have no staining problems. I even use these on the go! It's much easier to use these and throw them in with a dirty diaper than separating a disposable wipe from my diaper laundry. I throw a couple of wipes in the Planet Wise wipes pouch for my diaper bag.

Some moms use baby wash clothes.  I have tried these and while they definitely work and are an improvement over disposable wipes, I don't like them as much as my Thirsties.  The Thirsties are much larger, thicker and softer.  The warmer also came with 4 wipes of its own brand.  These frayed on the edges very quickly and are pretty small.

At the end of the series I'll be giving away a set of 6 Thirsties Fab wipes along with some other of my favorites! Be on the look out!  Do you use cloth wipes?  What are your favorites?


9 comments:

  1. I've got these and started using them this week. We LOVE them!!!

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  2. I have I pack and love them, but have also extra scrap fabric too, but I think the thirsts are best, my hubby is still use to the thinner disposable wipes, but I am hopping to change his opinion ; ) love your new blog and thanks for the picture of how you use your wipes, love the warmer idea, we don't have one... Might be a help! Does it make squiggly babies less squiggly?

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    1. I keep the disposable wipes around and sometimes Charlie grabs those because he forgets! I love my wipe warmer! They make one specifically for cloth wipes so it doesn't have the pop up feature. Although, some people have posted on the internet how to make your cloth wipes pop up which is pretty cool! Some people complain of icky growth in the warmer with heat and moisture but I go through them too fast for that to happen. Not sure if it would help her be less squiggly, but maybe it would be such a new shock she would stop in her tracks! :)

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  3. Nice blog! Please keep posting info and strategies as you come up with them :) I'm due in a few weeks and would love a heads up on what works and doesn't!

    Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Esther! Congratulations on the new one and enjoy your next few weeks!

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  4. hmm...I like the rolled-up wipes (I use the same warmer, but fold mine) Any reason for the rolling? We haven't had any issues with the warmer either, but the last wipe (since it's laying flat in the bottom) does tend to dry out a bit...maybe the rolling method would work better? Thanks for the post! :)

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    1. I roll because I never thought of folding! And also because that's what the wipe warmer suggested. I would think the rolling would help the last wipe not to be dried out because the moisture is more equally distributed. Maybe?

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    2. when I refilled my warmer last night, I rolled the wipes... :) I will let you know if I notice a difference! (our warmer is not the CD specific one, so there were no instructions pertaining to cloth wipes) Did yours come with the little pad at the bottom? (supposed to keep disposable wipes from browning?) I tossed the one that came with ours...

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    3. It did come with the pad. How does yours do without the pad? I use it but replace it every few of months. I'd love to not have to buy the pad! I do have to make sure it stays wet though it or starts to burn (like if I leave the warmer plugged in with no wipes in it).

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