Cloth Baby Wipes 101

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We use cloth diapers for Cora so naturally we make our own cloth baby wipes as well.  If we used disposable wipes then a second diaper pail would be needed – not efficient.  With cloth wipes you can just throw them in the diaper pail with the cloth diapers to be washed at the same time.

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I love using cloth wipes.  The wipes are warm, durable, and with one wipe you can easily clean the dirtiest of bums.

That being said when we go out of the house I do have disposable wipes in my diaper bag but I still use cloth diapers.

I am able to fit 15 wipes at a time in my warmer.  I could fit 20 but then I have to latch down the sides of the wipe warmer for the top to stay closed.  If you use a different warmer the amount of wipes you can fit will vary.

Below is the easiest way I have found to make cloth wipes.  One container lasts for 2-3 days.  *Remember – you don’t need to wipe if there is only urine in the diaper*

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Directions

  1. Put 1 teaspoon of Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap into your 4 cup capacity liquid measuring cup.
  2. Add 2 heaping tablespoons of coconut oil.
  3. Pour in 2 cups of hot water.
  4. Wait for the coconut oil to melt and dissolve, stir to combine. Coconut oil dissolving.
  5. Fold each wipe in half and roll up length wise. How to fold wipes.
  6. Place 5 rolled up wipes in the wipe warmer.5 folding wipes
  7. Pour about 1/3 of the liquid wipe solution on top of the wipes. Pouring solution over wipes
  8. Place another 5 rolled up wipes on top of the first layer.
  9. Pour about 1/2 of the remaining liquid wipe solution on top of the wipes.
  10. Place the remaining 5 rolled up wipes to form the final layer.
  11. Pour the remaining liquid wipe solution on top of the wipes. Completed wipes
  12. Plug in your wipe warmer and you are good to go!

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