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Old 07-26-2017, 07:35 PM   #1
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What is the best fabric to use for cloth baby wipes?

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Old 07-27-2017, 04:49 AM   #2
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Re: Cloth baby wipes

I've used old receiving blankets, which are 100% cotton flannel and they work great
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:17 PM   #3
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I made wipes from two sided flannel. Those were my ultimate fave. I never used actual receiving blankets, I went out and bought flannel for that purpose. It's cheap, easy to work with, durable, and does a good job wiping.
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Old 01-24-2018, 12:07 PM   #4
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I've made my own from old receiving blankets, and have purchased some on Etsy and locally from others who used recycled receiving blankets.
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I've done purchased "diaper" flannel, and receiving blankets from thrift store, and old birdseye flats cut into wipes--all double layers, single layer isn't for me. But my very favorite wipes are GMDs terry cotton baby wash cloths, so if I were to purchase fabric with the intent of making wipes, that's what I'd buy.
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Re: Cloth baby wipes

When making cloth wipes, do you just cut the fabric and sew the edges down? If so does the thread make a difference? Just regular cotton? Or am I over thinking this and can you just cut the fabric and use it as is?
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Re: Cloth baby wipes

I think it depends what fabric you use. For a while we did old t-shirts. They don't need anything at the edges - they won't unravel. Now I have some terry washcloth type and some flannel. Both just have serged edges. I wouldn't spend a lot of money or effort on wipes. When they get gross you can throw them out and add a few more, but really they just need to get the bum clean and it doesn't matter how they look.
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:43 PM   #8
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I've read that flannel is really good, and I've been able to get a lot of it super cheap at thrift stores. (I won't use mine till July, so it's good to hear from other people with some cloth wipe experience!)
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