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Old 08-24-2006, 08:11 AM   #1
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Another wipe question?

Well, since i am a newbie cloth diapering mommy, i have lots of questions for all you experienced cding mommies out there... what materials work best for cloth wipes? I bought some second-hand cotton receiving blankets at a garage sale for cheap and thought about cutting them up, doubling them, and sewing them together for wipes. Will this work well? What materials seem to work best for you? I figured I can save money by not buying them if I can make them for cheap. Also, what is your system for wetting your wipes? I live in a house with three floors---change my son on two of them and bathroom is far from changing area. Does a squirt bottle work well? Do you just squirt and wipe? What else should I know about cloth wipes? Please help.... thanks.

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Old 08-24-2006, 08:52 AM   #2
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The blankets should be fine for making wipes. The ones I have are flannel, but I am also planning on making some wipes out of the million receiving blankets I have.
I have a sports drink bottle that I fill with water and just squirt the wipe when I need it. I know some wet all the wipes and put them in a disp wipes container, but some have trouble with stinky mildewy wipes at the end. There are many wipes solutions recipes out there, but plain water works fine for us.
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:08 AM   #3
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I bought some second-hand cotton receiving blankets at a garage sale for cheap and thought about cutting them up, doubling them, and sewing them together for wipes. Will this work well?
These would work just fine.

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What materials seem to work best for you?
We have a few flannel/flannel ones, a few flannel/sherpa ones, and a few of those washcloths that they sell in the stores. My fave are the flannel ones.

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Also, what is your system for wetting your wipes? I live in a house with three floors---change my son on two of them and bathroom is far from changing area. Does a squirt bottle work well? Do you just squirt and wipe?
So far I've been keeping them in an old wipes case wet with water, TTO, aloe, and occasionally a drop of oil. I haven't had a stink problem yet. But I think the squirt botle will work fine too.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:07 AM   #4
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Re: Another wipe question?

Most of mine are fleece or cotton combos, some velour and sherpa thrown in there. Wipes are fun!
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