Cloth Wipes

I have recently discovered cloth wipes that are worth using, and I didn’t even have to buy them.  I took one of the many flannel receiving blankets that we have and don’t use, because they are way too tiny to actually wrap around a baby, cut it into 16 squares, and instantly had 16 wipes to use.  The edges have frayed in the wash, and eventually I will stitch some kind of edge on them to prevent that, but they get the job done, and can be tossed in with the rest of the diapers.

For the solution, I mix 1 quart of water, 2 squirts of baby body wash, and 3 drops of lavender oil.  Then I just dip the wipe in the solution, squeeze the excess out, and wipe my little ones’ bums.  To avoid contaminating the solution, we don’t double dip.  The lavender oil is to help soothe little bums when they have a rash, so if you don’t have any you can just use the water and baby body wash.

If you don’t want to make your wipes, Walmart has some cheap, but nice, baby wash cloths that are soft and already have a nice edge on them.  Or, if you do want to make them, but don’t want to chop up your receiving blankets, I suggest buying cotton flannel or some other soft material made out of cotton.

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