Baby wipes?

  1. I am a neonatal nurse and would like to find out what kind of wet wipes other facilities use for their babies.
    •  
  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   fergus51
    We just wet plain paper tissue wipes (no dyes, no creams, no liquids. they are just like kleenex).
  4. by   abigailfaith
    The hospital I had my daughter in just had a box that I took them out, like tissues, and they were just dry cloth that they told me to just wet with water.
  5. by   jemommyRN
    That's the same thing I used when I had my daughter. They just asked me to wet with water.
  6. by   Gompers
    We also just use plain water. On bigger babies we use wet washcloths and on the little preemies we use wet gauze. Most NICUs don't supply wipes because they can be too irritating on the skin of these special babies.

    Does anyone know the name of those kleenex-like cloths mentioned above? I'd like to look into something like that. Our linen bill is very high from all the washcloths, and the only gauze pads we get are indivually packaged and sterile so that's expensive, too.
  7. by   Jolie
    Quote from Gompers
    We also just use plain water. On bigger babies we use wet washcloths and on the little preemies we use wet gauze. Most NICUs don't supply wipes because they can be too irritating on the skin of these special babies.

    Does anyone know the name of those kleenex-like cloths mentioned above? I'd like to look into something like that. Our linen bill is very high from all the washcloths, and the only gauze pads we get are indivually packaged and sterile so that's expensive, too.

    I can't think of the name of them off the top of my head, but they are made by Johnson & Johnson. They come in a white box with a tear-off lid for easy access, and they are folded much like a baby wipe, so you can reach in the box and grab one easily. They have sort of a fish-net like appearance, and hold up well when wet, unlike a regular Kleenex.
  8. by   MishlB
    Ours look like the old Handi-Wipes you used to dust the house with....wet with a little warm water.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    the whole hospital uses those aloe wipes from medline.....they ARE GREAT!
  10. by   igloorn93
    My baby is 2 months old and there were wet wipes in the baby cart but they were some generic brand...but they didn't have a scent to them and were gentle. When we got home I used the huggies newborn and really liked them...very gentle and alcohol/fragrence free.
  11. by   flashpoint
    We use Chix wipes or Chix cloths or something like that...they look kind of like a single ply of a 4 x 4, but they're about the size of a Kleenex and they come in a cardboard box...we add a little water and a tiny dab of baby lotion and are good to go...
  12. by   busyrninva
    At our hospital we just use the wet clothes for baths . I think the name is Ready Baths. They are so soft and durable.
  13. by   nekhismom
    We use some cheap-o brand that stinks! They are supposed to be non-irritating and non-scented, but they don't seem that way to me. They are floor stock and used in all the nurseries and on the peds floors as well.
  14. by   TinyNurse
    I had my son at home, but i feel that clean paper towels and something clean is adequate and soft. xo jejn

close