Cloth Wipes ~ Wipe It Up

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When I first started cloth diapering, I saw some cloth wipes. Honestly, my first thought was, that is just too much trouble for too little benefit! However, as time went on – and I became more and more of a cloth diaper addict – I began to consider using cloth wipes. A few months ago, I purchased cloth wipes for the first time.

All Or Nothing

I wanted to start out small so I bought a 10-pack of JABaby wipes. For the first few months, they sat on my changing table nearly unused. There were several problems with me jumping into using cloth wipes. I tend to be an all or nothing type, person. Only having 10 wipes, was not enough to use cloth wipes full time so it was difficult for me to commit if I could not go all in. I also did not have any wipe solution and was hesitant to pay money for something that I was not sure I wanted to commit to doing on a continual basis. In addition, I was extremely skeptical about using the cloth wipes for solid waste.

Jump Right In

A few weeks ago, I decided to put all that aside and jump right into using cloth wipes. To overcome my problems I did a few things. To start out, I realized that I do not have to be all or nothing about everything. Using my cloth wipes until they are gone and then switching to disposable wipes while they are in the washer is okay. Instead of paying for a wipe solution, I used a wipe solution that consists of 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of baby soap, and 1 tablespoon of baby oil. This was great because they were all things I had around the house. I also only committed to using the wipes for wet diapers and continued to use disposable wipes for solid soiling.

Love Using Cloth Wipes

Surprisingly, I found that I love using the cloth wipes. They are just as easy to use as disposable wipes. Especially, after I learned to fold the wipes into my wipe container so they popped up just like the disposable wipes. When I am ready to change a diaper, I simply grab a wipe, squirt some wipe solution on it and I am ready for a change.

Sensitive Skin

I also really like using the cloth wipes because my daughter has extremely sensitive skin. I found that the softness of these flannel wipes was just right.  In addition, by using my own wipe solution with the cloth wipes, I also know exactly what is being put on her skin. This is a major plus for me!

Solid Soiling

The biggest hurdle I have not yet overcome with using my cloth wipes is using them with solid soiling. I just cannot bring myself to put a heavily soiled wipe directly into the washing machine. To avoid this, I have tried using my diaper sprayer to wash off the soiling but this just gets complicated. So, for the time being, I am just using my cloth wipes for wet diapers. Who knows, soon I may be ready to take the next jump.

Unnecessary Waste

It’s funny, I initially started using cloth diapers because I did not want to create so much waste. Why was I not concerned that I was creating unnecessary waste with all those disposable wipes! I have even gotten more wipes to be able to use them full time. Now that I see how easy and fun it is to use the cloth wipes, I do not see myself turning back.

What did you first think when you found out about cloth wipes? Were you hesitant, as I was? Do you use them now?

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  2. Layne Pacocha May 3, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Woo! I use cloth wipes and have since Day 1. Though I often use disposable diapers b/c the hubs just won’t GET ONBOARD with my cloth diapers, but whenever we use disposable wipes, DD’s bottom breaks out in the most awful rash EVER. Gerber white facecloths, and a spray bottle with a teeny drop of burt bees baby shampoo and we’re good!

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  5. Anastacio Hickle May 3, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Love my cloth wipes!

  6. Annalise Kerluke May 3, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Less detergent is needed. Also, a small bit of baking soda will rid the stench and whiten the load. Just make sure to wash again, cause baking soda can cause rash amd irritation.

  7. Mr. Ansley McCullough May 3, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Wow thank you for the information! we have been cloth diapering but just started using cloth wipes from irritation and its been going great after reading this, I love the pop up storage trick it made my husband less intimidated!

  8. Zachery Russel May 1, 2018 at 11:31 am

    We used cloth wipes in the beginning and switched to cloth, but I noticed once we switched to cloth that they cleaned so much better than disposable wipes. We love them and they are just as easy and convenient too

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  10. Dr. Madyson Gleichner DDS May 1, 2018 at 11:08 am

    We plan on using cloth wipes but I’m still researching and will probably try all sorts including Grovia cloth wipes and homemade cloth wipes. It’s good to know I can throw the cloth wipes and cloth diapers together without having to worry about extra loads.

  11. Cordelia Hettinger April 17, 2018 at 11:22 am

    I’m pregnant with my 1st baby and I’ve been making my own cloth wipes in preparation for cloth diapering. I’ve been making them with towel material on one side and soft cotton on the other… but after reading some of the comments, I’m worried that the towel material might be too rough. I though it might be nice to “scoop” off the poop and then actually wipe with the cotton. What do you guys think?

  12. Prof. Candelario Sipes PhD March 6, 2018 at 4:14 am

    We are using cloth Wipes this go around. It seems so much easier to be able to just wrap the wipe up in the dirty diaper. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it with my first baby!

  13. Can you still put the dirty wipes directly in a wet bag after the baby starts consuming more then just breast milk? Or do you then have to rinse them or remove the poop from the wipe somehow?

  14. I’d love to hear what you think of the most popular cloth wipes out there!

  15. Savanna Schuster January 10, 2018 at 6:30 am

    We have used Gro Via Fab Wipes from day one and think they work great. We store them in a warmer and they are ready to go.

  16. Mr. Adonis Ritchie I October 10, 2017 at 9:05 am

    I am just starting with cloth diapering, but it only seems to make sense that using cloth wipes would go hand in hand. I am using disposables right now, and it’s actually kind of a pain to throw those in the trash while putting the diapers in the diaper pail. I’d rather throw it all in the pail.

  17. Prof. Tre Bergnaum July 3, 2017 at 8:30 am

    I love our cloth wipes! I’ll never go back to disposables! We use them for messes around the house, too (like cleaning up our son’s face and hands).

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