Despite not having an official count, there are approximate as many brands and types of baby wipes, wet towels or wet wipes as there are sports shoes and trainers.
They are organic and totally natural, with aroma and without aroma, with aloe and without aloe, in round containers, in reusable rectangular containers and in reusable or disposable travel packs.
While a wet towel probably only costs a few pennies, if you select the best or go for the fanciest packaging, the cost can go up considerably.
Although the principles outlined in the “Buying Diapers” guide generally apply to buying wet towels as well, here are other things to consider when purchasing and using wet towels.
- Packing. After browsing through the shelves, we don’t need to tell you that when it comes to buying wet towels, you often pay a premium for the disposable packaging. However, doing so is not always wrong. For example, the person who invented the useful little travel packages must have been someone who definitely had first-hand experience using wet towels while away from home, and many parents think that the convenience of them is well worth the extra money. That said, if you want to save some cash, it helps to buy a refillable wet towel container and buy the cheaper bulk refill units which you can use to restock and save a lot of money.
- Do not flush them down the toilet. There are very few baby wet wipes on the market without the potential to wreak havoc on your plumbing. If you have made a point of finding wet towels that you can flush down the toilet, be sure to check the labels on the packages before you make your purchase, as you cannot flush with most of them.
- Excessive use of wet towels. Surprisingly, it is not necessary to use wet towels every time you change a diaper. This is not only due to the fact that urine generally does not irritate the skin but also because the super-absorbent disposable diapers currently being made effectively limit the amount of urine that comes into contact with the skin. If you only use wet towels for when your baby has a bowel movement, you will be saving considerably. Also remember that instead of wet towels, you can use a damp tissue or washcloth or even wash your baby with soap and water quickly.
Do you have your own tops tips when it comes to buying and using baby wipes?
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