Using cloth wipes

If you cloth diaper, it really makes sense to use cloth wipes as well. Otherwise, when you have a dirty diaper you are challenged to make it to two separate containers with a poopy diaper in one hand and disposable wipes in the other. If you use cloth wipes, you can just throw them all in together! It is really very simple.

20140327-154738.jpg

I use two different systems at home. Upstairs, where we mainly just nap, sleep, and bathe, I keep a basket with dry cloth wipes, bottom spray, and my diaper cream.

20140327-155057.jpg

When I’m ready to do a change, I just grab my spray and a couple of wipes and I’m set.

20140327-154842.jpg

I love a pre-made spray with a little scent to it since I am dealing with the smell of poop, but some people choose to use only water in a spray bottle. Others choose to use essential oils or special solutions (I use BabyBits) dissolved in water and add it to their spray bottle.

20140327-155148.jpg

Downstairs, where we spend most of our time, I use warm, wet cloths for baby’s bottom which I store in a wipes warmer.

20140327-155112.jpg

I know some people pre-soak their wipes and then place them in the warmer, but I’m all about easy, so this is what I do:

Fill the warmer about half full with distilled water. Tap water is probably fine, but I find it lasts a bit longer if I use distilled water. Usually I add one BabyBit to the water and let it melt. If I run out, I go with plain water-that works too! When it has dissolved, I grab a stack of folded wipes. They fit nicely just folded in half.

20140327-155129.jpg

I press them into the water so they become saturated.

20140327-155134.jpg

Then I let them sit that way until I need them.

20140327-155141.jpg

I find that a great deal of the water evaporates, but we do live in a dry climate. If I run out of wet wipes and the water still seems fresh, I add a new pile of wipes. I dump out the water and rinse the warmer every 3-4 days.

About SusanC

Susan is a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, homebirthing,
homeschooling, natural-living mama to four boys. She has enjoyed trying a plethora of cloth diapers, carriers, and other baby products over the past decade and loves to
share her experiences with others.

Speak Your Mind

*