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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Product Review: Warmies Wipes Warmer

I decided that having cloth diapers isn't as difficult or scary as I thought it would be. It's actually pretty darn easy when it comes right down to it. But when I noticed that I was still going to pay an awful lot of money in baby wipes by the time my littlest is out of diapers, I realized I was going to have to up the stakes a little.

So I tossed my baby wipes package in a corner. I wasn't going to use them unless we were on-the-go. At first, grabbing a baby washcloth to wipe my baby's little hiney seemed like an easy enough idea, but I soon found that I forgot more often than not to bring along a (already wet) washcloth. And the baby washcloths I had were the polyester kind, which kind of had a rubbery feel to them whenever I wiped her down with one.

I figured if it wasn't comfortable for me just to be wiping her with them, it probably wasn't comfortable for her either. I began browsing through the baby washcloth section anytime we went to a store, and pretty soon I found the Warmies wipes by Prince Lionheart. These wipes are perfectly soft and made specifically for wiping a baby's bum. They come eight to a pack for around $10. Considering that I pay around that much for disposable wipes that last me a month, buying two packs of warmies that will last me a year is a pretty good investment.

I had the perfect reusable wipes now, but it was still annoying to have to remember to wet them each time I wanted to change the baby. It got to the point where I'd have to gather the baby up (half-naked with poo clinging to her booty) while I ran to the bathroom to wet the cloth. This went on until the day that she decided to poop in my arms and it literally sprayed everywhere... on the floor, the wall, a table, me... But rather than give up, I decided to invest a little more money into this reusable wipes adventure.

Apparently, we have really come far in the conveniences available for parents who want to go green and save money: There is a warmer you can buy that keeps the wipes warm and moist for you all the time. When I first saw it, I laughed. I thought that it was a waste of money since I could put my own wipes under the faucet and wait for them to get warm. But I certainly wasn't laughing while I was scrubbing poop out of the floor tiles.

Suddenly this little contraption seemed worth the money I would have to spend for it. I still cringed at the price tag. For heating and moisturizing convenience you'll have to shell out about $30. If you plan correctly though, you can get the warmer for about 20% less than that if you have a ToysRUs coupon (I almost always get one when I go through the line at checkout).

The warmer comes with different "recipes" you can use on your baby wipes to give them the same cleaning or soothing properties you would find with commercial wipes. I especially like the recipe for the aloe vera wipes. And although the warmer doesn't come with a spray bottle to put the cleaning solution in, I found that a rinsed out ketchup or dish soap bottle works perfectly for this.

The Warmies warmer has become something that I can't live without, so I hope you'll consider buying one. I have to say, whoever came up with this product deserves the money that they're making off of it because I love mine and it is so worth it.

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post, and as always, my opinions are purely my own.

6 comments:

  1. What an awesome product! A definite must have!

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