Reusable Cloth Diaper Wipes & Solution Recipe

May 29 2013 13 Comments Tags: Cloth Diaper Wipes, Cloth Diapering

Cloth Wipes

Reusable cloth diaper wipes are affordable, free of harmful chemicals, easy to use and eco-friendly.  If you have decided to cloth diaper your infant or toddler, consider investing in reusable cloth diaper wipes.  They will cut your spending in half by saving you lots of money in the long-term. 

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 Cloth wipes can be used alongside with cloth diapering or for everyday use around the house.  Once they are soiled, store them away with the dirty cloth diapers until laundry day.  Reusable cloth wipes can be bought from any online or retail store that specialize in selling cloth diapers.  Kelly’s Closets, Mom’s Milk Boutique and Nicki's Diapers are a few places online that sells cloth wipes. You can also make your own reusable wipes from recycled materials, such as receiving blankets or soft towels made from 100% cotton, flannel, or bamboo. If time is of the essence, you could consider using soft wash cloths made from 100% cotton as reusable wipes.  I use these a lot, in addition to making my own. Reusable Cloth Wipes Tutorial

  • 3 - 4 Receiving blankets or soft towels
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine
Cut materials into 8x8 squares.  Take two 8x8 squares and stitch edges together on the wrong side.  Leave a small open so that materials can be turned on the right side.  Turn materials on the right side and enclosed the opening.  Repeat this process, and make up to 3 dozen wipes.

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Cloth Wipes Solution Recipe
  •  2 tbsp Aloe vera gel
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 drops of tea tree oil
  • 1 cup of distill water
  • Recycled wipes container
  • 3 dozen cloth wipes

Mixed aloe vera, olive oil, tea tree oil and distill water together and pour into recycled wipes container.  Put desired amount of cloth wipes into the container and saturate them with the solution.  Store away and use when needed.  Use reusable cloth wipes in the same way as disposable wipes.  Dirty cloth wipes should be stored away with dirty diapers, until laundry day.

The topics written on this blog are my personal opinions and experiences. I do not claim to be an expert on any topics discussed. My suggestions should not be used in place of seeking medical advice. Therefore, I will not be held liable for any accidents, or injuries that might result from you following my recommended home remedy tutorials. As a reader of Woolby & Co. blog, you are fully responsible for your own actions and decision. It is recommended that you consult a physician before starting any course of home remedies.  Kelly's closet is an affiliate link. Do you use reusable wipes or make your own wipes solution?  Please share your experiences with us by responding in the box below.  We look forward to reading your comments. Please sign up for an email subscription to keep up to date with new blog posting. 

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  • I am a Grandma who cloth diapered her firstborn in 1975, partly cloth diapered her 2nd child in 1978, then when the 3rd came in 1984 I used disposables. To be more eco-friendly I will be encouraging that last daughter to cloth diaper HER firstborn due this winter. Today so many products are available to the

    Gail Williams on
  • Cloth diapering is the only way to go. Really it seems like your saving time and money when you run to store for a package of disposable but your really just wasting your money, has and clogging up the landfill with items that take years to decompose and it’s horrible for our environment.

    Robin Kollar on
  • As for cloth diapers I wanted to use them on my daughter when she was born over 20 years ago now. Thing may be easier now but as a first time Mom then it was just too much work to upkeep them, the baby and myself with no help from anyone all at the same time. As I said I really wanted to use them for all the benefits but wasn’t able to keep it up. Good luck to anyone that wants to use them maybe with help it would be easier or if you’re not a first time Mom or maybe I was just the odd man out and wasn’t organized enough.

    Susan Broughton on
  • I work at a daycare and a lot of parents say they don’t send their kids with cloth diapers because it would be inconvenient for us! But I think it would be just as easy for us as disposable. And a thousand times better for the Earth!

    Megan on
  • Totally agree with cloth diapering! My three were diapered in cloth, and it sure made a difference! All of them ‘trained’ by 18 months with no struggle or effort. They wanted to go in the potty, and it was available, but never an issue of contention. When my youngest was 2 1/2, we were at a family gathering. My nephew’s wife went to change her son, who is 18 months older than my daughter. Linda asked if/why I wasn’t changing my daughter. Had to tell her that my daughter had been ‘trained’ for a year…while she strapped a disposable on her 4 year old.

    Karen D on

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