I know a lot of the blog has been about baby related stuff…good for those of you in that stage of life…to those of you who aren’t, I hope you have found it somewhat interesting.
It just hit me last week, that as long as I am doing cloth diapers I might as well start using reusable wipes. I have loved my homemade disposable wipes for the past 6 months, but Elias is slowing down in how many of those he needs per diaper change, so I think now would be a good time to attempt the reusable ones. Here’s how I made mine.
I used some terry cloth, but the majority of mine are made out of old flannel receiving blankets. This is a perfect way to recycle some of those extra little blankets. Plus, since they usually come in a pack you will have coordinating ones. ahh, the importance of coordinating wipes! 🙂
*Cut your material into 8″ squares. (I got 9 from each receiving blanket.)
*Layer two squares right sides together and pin.
*Sew around outside, leaving an opening for turning right side out.
*Trim corners so that it is not so bulky when you turn it right side out.
*Turn right side out and sew around near the edge on the right side sewing shut the opening as you go.
*You can either pre-soak your wipes in a container or spray them as you need them. The solution is 2 cups water, 3 Tbsp. baby oil, 2 Tbsp. head-to-toe baby wash.
*Throw dirty wipes in the wash with your dirty diapers.
“Changing the world one stinky at a time.”
(Onesie from Elegant Mommy.)
Laughing at the “importance of coordinating wipes.” Anything to make diaper changes more pleasant…
Really dig the onesie, might have to pick one up for my expectant sis in law!