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Isabellesmama 08-30-2012 12:19 PM

Cloth wipes?
What are some materials I could use to make my own wipes? Also what are some good recipes for the solution? I want to start using cloth wipes but need to know the ins & out any help welcome :)

nonipie 08-30-2012 12:40 PM

Re: Cloth wipes?
Flannel and/or terry are good. No solution necessary really. For the most part we use warm water. After poops if something else is needed or out of the house a solution of water, a little Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild and a little coconut oil works really well for us.

jesajane 08-30-2012 12:44 PM

Re: Cloth wipes?
i made my wipes out of flannel. i didn't hem the edges, just zigzag stitch around the edge. they frayed for a bit and i just cut the loose strings. they don't fray anymore. it was worth it to me to do it that way because it saved so much time on sewing.

i don't make a solution. i just use water. i haven't had the time to try making any. (i have 18m old twins) but here is a website that has instructions. (

Two-under-two 08-30-2012 12:44 PM

I'm making my own cloth wipes this weekend for the first time! I plan on making mine out of my DS receiving blankets that we never use :)

splatz 08-30-2012 01:21 PM

Re: Cloth wipes?
I found this page, it has a ton of different wipe solutions:

pester 08-30-2012 01:30 PM

Re: Cloth wipes?
I plan on using flannel on one side and terry cloth on the other.

Isabellesmama 08-30-2012 02:10 PM

I dug up a ton of old receiving blankets & gonna attempt it hoping DD goes down for the nap she's been fighting since 12! Haha if my phone will let me I'll post pics thanks ladies!

Isabellesmama 08-30-2012 02:51 PM

Ok so when u have poop on the wipes do u spray them off? Or how does that work?

Isabellesmama 08-30-2012 03:29 PM

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My first quick batch. Will try some more once I get this "zig-zag" instead of a serger thing down lol

Glendoramomma 08-30-2012 04:11 PM

Re: Cloth wipes?
The only advise I have is that if you make your own solution, make sure it's compatible to wash with your cloth diapers! i made that mistake when I first CDed my son.

I also made some wipes out of old receiving blankets. Worked fine. Many people just use baby wash cloths too.

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