Fluffy Fridays: Cloth Wipes

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When you use cloth diapers, it just makes sense to use cloth wipes. I will admit that I occasionally fall back on disposable wipes when i just don’t feel like making up a batch of cloth ones, but I ALWAYS regret it! See, when you use disposable wipes, you have to put them in the trash, instead of easily throwing them in the wet bag along with your diaper. After a day of putting poopy wipes in the bathroom trash can, I decide it’s much easier (and less stinky) to just make up some cloth ones!

So here’s how I’ve done cloth wipes. I still haven’t decided which is my favorite method.

1. Home-made cloth wipes solution: In a large bowl, I mix hot water, a squirt of baby soap (I like California Baby or Dr. Bronner’s), and some baby oil or tea tree oil. Mix it up with your hand and start dunking your wipes. I squeeze most of the water out, then just fold them in half and place in my wipes box. I use a wipes warmer that’s not plugged in. I like the pretty box, but the warmer will dry out your wipes pretty quick.

2. Store bought cloth wipes solution: I’ve used CJ’s Carcass Cleaner and Kissaluvs Diaper Lotion Potion. I like them both. The steps are the same as in #1. Just add the solution to some hot water and then wet your wipes.

3. Dry cloth wipes with a spray bottle: Make or buy your solution and then place in a spray bottle. Just spray your wipe when you’re ready to use it. This is probably my least favorite method. The wipe doesn’t get as wet as I would like and the solution always seems to go fast.

4. Dry wipes and plain water: This is what usually happens when I’m just too busy to make up wipes. I just take a dry wipe and wet it in the sink before I change Grady’s diaper. It’s easy. Plain water usually works just fine.

So how do you prepare your cloth wipes? Am I missing a way that’s super awesome and EASY? OH…..and what are your favorite wipes? I like the ones I have from Sweet Bobbins.

Don’t forget to visit Lindsey, at So Easy Being Green, for her Fluffy Fridays post. This week she’s reviewing a bumGenius Freetime Cloth Diaper and has a giveaway, too!

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  1. Rachel Portuguez Sansom says:

    I use the spray bottle to wet mine at home. Usually I just wet them in the sink and then spray a little solution on them before use. I only recently got myself a wipe bag to carry them in the diaper bag so I haven’t actually tried that one yet. I figured I would just wet them before putting in bag and heading out of the house. I love the idea of using cloth wipes… besides, it just makes sense with cloth diapers :)


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