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great reusable wipes system
on 21 April 2013
I ordered these reusable wipes when our daughter had terrible nappy rash from using disposable wipes. I'd been trying to get by with old flannels but was constantly washing.
Everything about Cheeky Wipes has been great. First they came very quickly, and were well packaged (boxes inside boxes like Russian dolls!). At first I was worried the terry toweling squares would be a bit small, but set up the kit nevertheless.
The oils smell lovely - the "fresh" oil is lavender and camomile, and smells so soothing and relaxing. The "mucky" oil is tee-tree based and smells astringent and clean. The clean wipes stay damp for two days easily. At each change, you only need one wipe, I was very impressed as one wipe could deal with a spinach-induced bum explosion (we are weaning!) when I would have had to use 5 or 6 disposable wipes. Its easy to take a single wipe out of the box (unlike disposable wipes, when half the packet seems to jump out). The mucky wipes box keeps all the nasty smells inside (although, as mentioned, the oil helps mask things).
When it comes to washing, it is simple to pull the mesh bag out of the mucky box, although I'd recommend doing this right next to your washing machine so as not to drip nasty water all over your carpet! Putting the wipes on with our regular wash gets them clean, and they've also been washed on a hot wash without a problem.
The "out and about" bags are great, and actually take up less weight / space than a full packet of disposable wipes. So far, we haven't had any leaks!
I wish the kit had contained a spare mesh bag for the mucky box, so we had "wash and wear" as we end up wondering what to do with the mucky wipes while the washer is on! But on the whole, this is an excellent product, and we've been really pleased with it. Yes, it's an up front expense, but even though we've only just started using it when our daughter is 6 months, we'll still end up saving money.