When I first started cloth diapering, I had a friend who was using cloth wipes. In the back of my mind I thought, “this girl is nuts, I will use cloth diapers, but I will NEVER use cloth wipes.” Fast forward just 4 months, and I find myself in search of cloth wipes! It just makes sense…so let me explain.
When you use cloth diapers you just throw them in the diaper pail or wet bag right? The same goes for cloth wipes. Just wipe and toss with the diaper. It is as easy as that. In fact, what is more difficult is using disposable wipes because you have to have a separate bag set up to throw those wipes away. I would know because my husband still uses disposable wipes (but he used cloth diapers so I can’t complain).
So now that I have you convinced *wink* on using cloth wipes, let me give you a few tips about how I store and care for my wipes.
Tips for Using Cloth Wipes
- You can use actual cloth wipes, baby washcloths, make your own, or use other types of materials/fabrics around the house (preferably cotton, or another type of natural fabric).
- Store your cloth wipes in an old disposable wipes container, or a wipes warmer.
- You can store your wipes “accordion style” (how disposable wipes come) by overlapping each wipe by half. You can also roll each wipe up and store them that way too.
- For a wipes solution you can use water, make your own solution, or buy a pre-made “wipe bit” or solution.
- The wipes solution can be poured directly over the wipes or it can be placed into a spray bottle and then sprayed directly onto the baby’s bottom or onto each individual wipe.
- Wash your cloth wipes just as you do your cloth diapers. Throw everything into the washing machine.
I can now officially say that I am a cloth wipes user. They are so much easier and you will save a ton of money. I have even started using cloth wipes on-the-go as well, and it is just as easy. So go for it, take the plunge into cloth wipes, and you may be surprised about just how easy they are!
Do you use cloth wipes? If yes, how do you store your cloth wipes?
What about wipe solutions? What do you use?
Written by Julie of MyCDStash