Friday, September 2, 2011

Cloth Diaper Week -Cloth Wipes and DIY Wipe Solution

Ingredients for our DIY Diaper Wipes
One thing that we hadn't planned on, but ended up doing and loving is using cloth wipes.  If you're already cloth diapering, it's easy to do.  You can either make or buy wipes made out of flannel, cotton, or another material.  After you've used them you just throw them into the pail with the dirty diaper. 

The wipes solution is an easy mix of a teaspoon of Dr. Bronner's baby soap mixed with about a cup water.  You can add some olive oil or essential oils (tea tree is nice because of it's antibacterial properties), but if you do this you may have to strip your diapers more often.   

We used to keep our wipes solution in a little bowl that we dipped into, but now that The Bean is crawling around and into everything, we've changed over to a squeeze bottle.  I've also heard of people using spray bottles.  I would say that whatever works for you best at any given time is the way to go.


  1. We use cloth wipes too and love them! The Dr. Bronner's works well on my sweeties' skin but give a rash on their bottom. At our Dr's suggestion, we just use plain water.

  2. We use cloth diapers, too, but have never tried cloth wipes. Tha ks for the inspiration!

  3. @becki - Sorry to hear that Dr B gives a rash on your delicate bottoms. We tried just water but it didn't work well for the dirty jobs so I like to do a squirt of the baby soap. Have you had any bad reactions with your Badger sun screen? The Bean seems to get a rash when we use it on him (much to my disappointment!)

    @Alayna - If you give the cloth wipes a try, let us know how it goes. Do you have any favorite cloth diapers?