Reply To: Diaper wipes

  • Kimberly Duback

    October 4, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    If we have patients with skin breakdown, we too will use soft cloth wipes and water for diaper changes versus traditional commercial diaper wipes.  Instead of putting multiple “water wipes” in a bag, the cloths start out dry in the package and then prior to a diaper change, whoever is changing the diaper wets the disposable wipes with warm water so that the temperature is soothing to the skin and so wet wipes are not sitting, pre-moistened, in a container.

    Kimberly Duback, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Advanced Practice Nurse
    Advocate Children’s Hospital
    Oak Lawn, IL
    United States of America

    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-15-2015 01:41 PM
    From: Michelle Gillard
    Subject: Diaper wipes

    Hello from Phoenix 🙂

    Traditionally, we have made baggies of “water wipes” for our patients with skin breakdown/sensitivity issues. However, we are concerned about bacterial/fungal growth in the baggies if RNs don’t toss the baggies every day and happen to double dip during a messy diaper change (gross!).

    Our current wipe product has known allergens- probably why we don’t like to use it. Do any of you have a diaper wipe product that works for you? If so, please share. Also, if you have a process to ensure that your “water wipes” are not contaminated, please share that as well.

    Thank you!

    Michelle Gillard, CPHON,MSN
    Phoenix Children’s Hospital
    Phoenix, AZ
    United States