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Thanks to Julia for this Frugal Baby Tip!
We just use plain old wash-cloths, wetted with warm tap water ... no soap (I'm freaky about soap reside being left on the skin and irritating).
We have a different colour than our "regular" face-cloths (just in case any get mixed in by accident). I bought a "cheapie" pack of 12 "seconds" for about $3 at Zellers - they are really quite soft, although a bit smaller than our "Cannon" brand good face-cloths.
I also use old flat flannel diapers as a change-pad "protector" during poopy changes ... I just lay it over the water-proof change pad to catch any stray "bits". Then, I wrap the wash cloths, poopy diaper (after shaking the larger bits into the toilet), and whatever else up in the flat flannel before placing it in the (dry) diaper bucket.
This way, when I'm loading up the washer I'm saved the "experience" of sticking my hand into the bucket and having it unexpectedly connect with a sticky poopy mess - the wrapped up bundle tells me that it is a poopy one. Plus, I have to wash bulky change pads less often too.
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