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Back to Basics: Cloth Wipes

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Cloth Diaper Revival

Many cloth diapering parents still use disposable wipes. The idea of cloth wipes intimidates them. Take my advice and make the switch! It really is incredibly easy and you won't regret your decision!

Cloth wipes can be made from many types of fabric. You can buy wipes from some of your favorite brands or make some out of scraps of fabric. Many parents like to use the thin, cheap baby wipes found at Target or Walmart. I prefer a thicker wipe. My favorite are Thirsties Fab Wipes.

There are two ways to use cloth wipes:
1. Already prepped. You can store prepped, wet wipes in a container next to your changing table. My favorite way is to use wipes solution poured over my wipes in a wipe warmer. Some parents use water to wet their wipes or make their own wipes solution.
2. Dry with a spray bottle. You could always keep a pile of dry wipes on hand with a spray bottle full of wipes solution or water.

On the go:
1. Stash some wet wipes in a small wet bag in your diaper bag.
2. Keep a few dry wipes and a bottle of wipe solution in your diaper bag.

Cloth Diaper Wipes

When ready to use:
Use a cloth wipe just like you would a disposable wipe! When finished, you throw it in the diaper pail or wet bag until wash day and wash it with your diapers. If your child is exclusively breast fed, you will not need to spray your wipes. For babies not breast fed or eating solid foods, you will want to spray off any large, noticeable spots of poop.

Benefits of cloth wipes:
1. Reusable!
2. Cost Savings
3. One cloth wipe can clean up more than one disposable wipe.

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