I placed a cloth diaper order back when I was pregnant that included 18 cloth wipes. I never thought I’d like cloth wipes, but I do. In fact, I like anything that makes having two babies at once a little more affordable. They are simple and go right into your diaper pail with the dirty diapers.
Here’s what you need:
• old receiving blankets
• sewing machine
I’m sure you could hand sew these, but that would suck.
Start by cutting the finished edges off your receiving blanket. Fold it into thirds long ways (like you’re folding a towel. Everyone folds their towels this way, right?) and cut along the folds so that you have three long strips. Then cut the strips into four pieces each. You should have twelve “squares” of flannel now.
Take two squares and put them together, right sides out. Trim the edges so that they are even, pinning as you go.
I like rounded corners.
Using your machine’s zigzag stitch, stitch along the edge of the wipe, always starting and finishing with a few backstitches. Once you go all the way around, sew a straight stitch just inside the zigzag.
You just made a wipe!!
I keep my wipes in an old disposable wipes case for easy dispensing. Here’s how I fold the wipes:
I also use wipe spray for sticky poop messes, but generally not for a simple wet diaper. I plan on making my own wipe spray soon and will post a recipe once I find something I like.