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Old 01-13-2010, 03:00 PM   #1
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What is the best fabric for cloth wipes?

I'm thinking of taking the plunge. I've been CD'ing for about 4 years now, but have always used sposie wipes. Well, now I'm having my second set of twins and thinking of the cost. I want actual wipes because they are so cute. I actually tried this once before. I got Swaddlebee's Sherpa/Velor wipes. I really didn't like them. I want to store them dry and wet them as I use them. Those didn't soak up the solution quickly at all and often the solution ran of into my hand. (Yup, they were fully prepped.) I sold them. I also got some Babykicks wipes made with the same hemp fleece as their inserts. I liked those better, but they are small and thin...and not...cute.

So, what is your favorite fabric for cloth wipes and why? I didn't mind the Sherpa, but I really didn't like the velor. Any suggestions/thoughts?

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Old 01-13-2010, 03:06 PM   #2
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My absolute favorite for poos is sherpa/flannel. The sherpa really grabs everything and the flannel finishes the job. I also like flannel/terry. Velour feels great, but I only use my velour ones for pees or faces.
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Old 01-13-2010, 03:08 PM   #3
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I have some flannel/flannel, some flannel/minky, and some baby washcloths. The washcloths are good for scrubbing, and the minky for faces. The flannel are good for everything inbetween
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I like sherpa best for wipes. Flannel would be a runner up. I don't like velour for wiping buns, but it is nice & soft for wiping faces/hands. It doesn't seem to have enough "grab" for diaper wipes.
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sherpa/flannel is a great combination
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Re: What is the best fabric for cloth wipes?

I made some out of terry/flannel. The terry side gets most of "it" off and the flannel wipes the rest away!
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I like sherpa/velour the best. I have a mix of flannel/flannel, flannel/velour, and velour/sherpa. I use a foaming solution and haven't ever had runoff problems with the velour, but a lot of times I squirt it straight on the bum!
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Bamboo is great because it is antifungal.
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I just really like my 2-ply flannel wipes. They seem to do the job just fine. I use a solution of natural baby shampoo that's VERY diluted with water and put it in a Bath & Body Work foaming pump bottle. Foams up wonderfully and no need to rinse because of how diluted it is.
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I guess I'm kind of a plain gal but I like flannel/terry.
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