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I've tried using just wipes but she says they are cold. Should I get a warmer? I've tried running the water as soon as we start the get up process but then she complains about the loss of water because it takes so long to heat up.

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Bookluvr gave you terrific advice. Temperature is often a problem. Make sure the air temp is comfortable and the wipes aren't cold and they should work fine. They are a real blessing so that keeping a loved one reasonably clean isn't such a battle.
Let us know how this works,
Carol
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I've used a warmer and while it's a great idea in theory I found that the wipes cooled down the second they left the warmer. We're talking in seconds. I also found that they weren't very moist.

Not impressed with the warmer.
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Lotion Baths are Great (along with personal parts cleaned daily with soap and water to keep down infection.)
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I have read of people warming up the wipes via the microwave. As for me, I use wipes on my dad. The govt caregivers come 4 x week to give him a thorough sponge bath. What I do is I turn off the air con because it's cold. I have handy a thick towel in case he's still cold because the air is still cold from the air con - even if it is off. I then go the bathroom and run the Shower water. I find that it gets hot faster than the sink faucet. I make it a little bit warmer than lukewarm - because the wipes are cold - even though I keep it in the bedroom with no air con. As soon as I'm done with the water, I pour in a capful of the No-Rinse Wash. I quickly clean him. When I'm dipping the wipes into the bowl of water, I can feel when the water is no longer warm. So, I quickly rush to the bathroom, turn on the shower's hot water, and re-fill the container. I then continue wiping him down.
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Mama has never had dry skin in her life, but the last couple of years she has developed it ....maybe she was just better at putting on lotion than I was...anyway, on days in between her home aid baths, I started using her lotion as the only soap I used, except on her bottom....that warm water with a little dot of her good lotion on the cloth seemed to work wonders for keeping her skin soft and smooth. and the wipes are a lifesaver for sure.
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