My mom has end stage vascular dementia and is doubly incontinent. I currently use large wipes to clean her, especially at weekends when I do personal care on my own. As I have to clean mom on the bed, flannels have become cumbersome and mom is unable to assist me in moving her to assist access to areas that need attention if you get my drift? I have also stopped using flannels as sometimes you think she has finished 'going' only to be faced with more, and I was getting through several flannels each time, which then needed to be washed. I want to do my bit for the environment and don't flush these as we have a septic tank (and wouldn't anyway) but they are popped in a nappy bag and disposed of in separate waste bags collected by our local council. I agree with the government that wipes are not ideal to use but please don't ban them until an alternative has been thought up, especially for those of us with 'big babies' to keep clean. It's not just little bottoms that need wiping.