In response to my Two Sweet Potatoes OBV wipes review/giveaway post, one of my readers noticed that the product description for these wipes mentioned they could be used in a warmer. She was interested in hearing more details on how this works, and I was curious myself as this is something I've never done (though I do remember reading that attempting to use cloth wipes in a warmer designed for disposables could be bad news!!)
In any case, I contacted Nikki (owner of TSP) for more information and she got back to me with the following:
I used this one for my boys.
With the bamboo velour wipes you can just wet them and set them right
in the warmer. No need to measure and no need for the wipes to be
swimming in solution since they are absorbant and hold onto the water
and they stay soft unlike many types. They really do not need a
solution. I can't comment on how much solution goes in because each
solution is different in how to mix it and use it. One option could be
to pre-wet the wipes and keep them in the warmer and then spray the wet
wipe with a solution if you feel you need to soap and/or scent. Some
people may prefer to use distilled water if they have really hard tap
water and don't want that sitting in the warmer for several days at a
time. And you don't need to roll them up like in the picture (these are
square wipes they are using), just lay them flat right in there and they
will all get nice and toasty.
Awesome tips, Nikki. Thanks for sharing!
This would certainly come in handy at times in our household. Although our peri bottle squirt approach generally works very well for us, the solution gets a tad chilly on our daughter's bum when the temperature of our house dips a couple degrees below normal. (She's pretty sensitive!) As such, during these periods I'll often pre-wet a wipe with warm tap water prior to a change to "take the edge off". A warmer would definitely be a more convenient alternative! (Though probably a purchase I'd only be able to justify if we end up welcoming another li'l addition into our family, since S is getting close to potty training herself!)
Do you use a wipe warmer? Do you have any other cloth wipe-related tips you'd like to share?