Monday, November 8, 2010

Cloth Wipes

As most of you know by now, I use cloth diapers for Will.  Many mothers who use cloth diapers also use cloth wipes.  I never felt the need to jump on that bandwagon, as my reasons for cloth diapering are not strictly environmental.  I don't mind throwing away wipes.  Anyhow, after a while I started thinking more and more about using cloth wipes for number 1 diaper changes only.  I don't want to have to spray off my wipes in addition to my diapers with number 2 changes.  The reason I thought more and more about switching was for the same reason I use cloth diapers---COST!  We go through a LOT of wipes, though we only have a couple number 2's a day (TMI, I know), they are messy (more TMI), and I wipe Will when he goes number 1 as well, as you will have already surmised.  Anyhow, I finally got the time and motivation to make my cloth wipes!  I just used some $1/yard flannel I had gotten a few years ago from Wal-Mart.  I cut two squares, put two together and used my serger for the edges.  It was easy and fun!  My type of sewing!

3 of the wipes
This gives you and idea of their size...much similar to disposable wipes.  Blogger uploaded the pic sideways...sorry about that.

They fit into a conventional wipes box and pop out the same too, when you fold them together.  You keep them wet with a solution usually mixed with a little baby oil, soap, and water.  I have to find a solution to try.  Some people use just water too.  That blur in the upper right corner is Will.  ;)

He was curious about what Mommy was doing.

1 comment:

Joy said...

WOW! What a GREAT idea! That is way cool! Great job!