First, if you haven't already, I encourage you to check out my cloth diapering journey. This post is especially helpful for those of you looking to start cloth diapering. Other posts that here helpful in my research process include:
- Sherry and John's post about cloth diapering Clara
- All of Rachel's incredible advice at Intentionally Simple
- Heather's review of cloth diapers
- Diana's cloth diapering experiences
We have been cloth diapering for about 4.5 months but just recently took the plunge to cloth wipes. I did a bit of research and found a few blogs especially helpful. It was this post by Intentionally Simple that made me finally bite the bullet and make some cloth wipes. We had a whole bin of receiving blankets, including two flannel ones we got at the hospital, that I knew we'd never use. I followed Rachel's advice and got to cutting.
After stitching, I grabbed a jar and got to mixing some wipe solution. I followed a simple recipe that I found online. (Thanks, Pinterest!)
Cloth Wipe Solution
1/2 cup baby oil
1/2 cup of baby wash (we used Johnson and Johnson)
2 cups of water
Mix everything together in a spray bottle. Spray on wipes before use. You can also pour this solution over cloth wipes and store in an old wipe container or other air-tight container.
We store our cloth wipes in the top drawer just under the changing table pad and the spray bottle on the dresser for easy access. A few sprays and we're good to go! Some of the wipes are large and 2-ply while others are smaller and 1-ply. This gives us options depending on how crazy the diaper is.
So far we haven't had any issues, but I anticipate putting up another small wet bag exclusively for wipes so we don't contaminate the diapers with the wipe solution and potentially cause them to lose absorbency.
Do you use cloth wipes? What's your experience?