Cloth Wipes are an important accessory to cloth diapering and there are tons of brands on the market that vary in size and material.
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What Kind of Wipes Work Best
If you plan to invest in store bought wipes, choose one that’s a decent size and made of thick, but soft materials. You don’t want to pay for something that will fall apart or become scratchy over time.
My personal favourite is the Grovia cloth Wipes* which are sold in packs of 12 for about 15 dollars. They are 8″x8″ and are a polyester cotton blend. Mine are still like new and are on their second child already. You can win a set below in my giveaway!
If you prefer more natural fibres, the Thirsties Organic Cloth Wipes* are more expensive but work well, and are about the same size.
Looking to save money? Cut up some flannel receiving blankets into 8×8 squares. If you are crafty, sew two together with a nice sturdy edge. If you are useless with a sewing machine (like yours truly) they work just fine with plain frayed edges too.
How to Use Cloth Wipes
Using them is simple- just wet with warm water and wipe baby’s bum. Then place in your dirty diaper bin with your other cloth diaper laundry. Be sure to scrape or spray any large bits of poop before laundering.
Note, exclusively breastfed babies don’t need their poop scraped! Their poop is water soluble until they start solids or formula.
Alternatives to Wetting the Cloth Each Time
Head to your dollar store and buy a spray bottle to fill with water or wipe solution. Buy a larger one for the change table and a smaller one for your diaper bag. You can use plain water or make your own cloth wipe solution.
Lazy like me? Try Monkey Doodlez Wipes Cubes which dissolve into your spray bottle for an easy and affordable wipe solution.
Not Just for Cloth Diapers
Cloth Diapers themselves are better for the environment and do save you money, but even if you arent interested in cloth diapering full time you can still try Cloth Wipes!
In fact, if you want to test the waters of dealing with cloth diapers maybe starting with wipes could work for you as a sort of trial! Afterall, if you can handle washing poop wipes you can probably handle cloth diapers.
Consider cloth wipes in other areas of your life as well. You can use them as washcloths, handkerchiefs, even toilet paper!
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