Keep a Wet Washcloth for Emergency Cleaning

Instead of wasting all the baby wipes, cleaning messy faces and sticky fingers. I wet a washcloth, fold it and put it in a zip-lock bag. Carry one in your purse, diaper bag, car, wherever. The expensive baby wipes last a lot longer, and the washcloth is a lot softer than a baby wipe on your baby's tender face. The washcloth can be rinsed out, when needed and reused all day long.

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By CBlack28 from Walton, KY

July 24, 20090 found this helpful

My baby days are over so now I carry the wash cloth for the dog in her bag. It sure comes in handy for dirty feet getting into my car after potty breaks!

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July 25, 20090 found this helpful

Only problem with this, is that if you forget about the washcloth after so many uses. It gets moldy and smells something awful.

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July 27, 20090 found this helpful

I don't think a wash cloth is good. It will get dirty and carry germs and even if you rinse it out it is still dirty. I think wipes are better to keep from spreading germs especially when children have colds and everything else.

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August 6, 20100 found this helpful

I'm 73 and I have been carting wet wash cloths around for years. For my first 3 boys I used bread bags. There were no Ziplocs in those days. Each one had his own bag with a different color wash cloth. I had another boy at 40 after the others were grown. He got scrubbed with them, too. They are especially handy in a restaurant. Dry napkins won't clean boy dirt.

The jar idea I submitted gives off a lot of moisture here in Houston so I set it inside a gallon size bag with 2 washcloths to soak up the condensation. I have a cold washcloth to wipe my face when I'm stomping around downtown. I set the bag with my water jar inside my open purse and off I go!

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August 6, 20100 found this helpful

Forgot to tell you .... GREAT IDEA and great for the environment.

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August 6, 20100 found this helpful

It's been a long time since I've had little kids, but I keep clean cloths or rags in the car along with a refilled bottle of water. The cloth gets moistened with the water when I need it. Great for a quick clean-up when hands or mouth gets sticky if I stop for an ice cream or burger. I throw the cloth in the wash when I get home.

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August 6, 20100 found this helpful

I vote for disposable to avoid the moldy smell!

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