Tag Archives: cloth wipes

Like Tweet

It’s Never Too Late to Simplify Your Routine in the New Year

I am typically not one for New Year’s Resolutions.  Since the birth of my daughter, 13 months, and thoughts of a sibling on the near horizon, I feel called to set intentions rather than resolutions.  My top intention is to simplify, perhaps dare I say minimize, many aspects of my life.  Downsizing is a process I need to embrace and I truly hope it simplifies my daily schedule and routine.  As a stay at home mom, my house is my home base and it is clear that it is becoming more chaotic by the day. Toys everywhere, outgrown clothes to be washed and stored, cupboards overflowing with one trick pony kitchen gadgets, and now a walking toddler to add to the mix.  Things need to change for my own sanity.  To start, I’m making small changes to my purchasing habits in hopes to save money and decrease my waste.  I am wanting to go paper free in the kitchen, which shouldn’t be hard since we already do it in the nursery.  I switched to cloth wipes by the highchair and attached a small basket on the back to put dirties, a wet bag would also work.  This has already cut our usage of paper towels in cleaning up baby and I don’t have to make extra shopping trips.  Another aspect of this intention is to relearn how to sew, it has …

Read the full story here...

Like Tweet

When Your Wash Routine Has to Change

Once I get into a routine, habits are hard to break. For example, I usually eat the same thing for breakfast every day for a year or two at a time until I switch to something else, which I then eat every day for the next year or so. When we had my second son two years ago we decided to cloth diaper, and it was really easy for me to fall into a great wash/care routine. I did dirty diaper laundry every other day, and I usually used one of two great detergents that I love. I also use cloth wipes, and I would alternate between using plain water and a soap solution for my wipe water. I was happy, baby was happy, and all was well in cloth diaper land in the Gray household. Well, fast forward a year and a half and *poof* I don’t have an exclusively breastfed baby anymore, I have a toddler who eats an array of things, some of which he finds on the floor. With the almost constant change in my toddler, his increased activity rate, and his varying diet our cloth diaper care ceased to be as easy-breezy as it once was. My kiddo started getting yeast rashes that either took forever to clear up, or returned with annoying frequency. We dealt with yeast infections off and on for about six …

Read the full story here...

Like Tweet

Cloth Wipes for Potty Training

I used cloth diapers on all three of my kids so far but never took the plunge into using cloth wipes until recently when I was potty training my second child. Trying to show a two year old how much (or how little) toilet paper to use just seemed like a loosing feat after the first few weeks so I decided to give wipes a try. At first, I bought some disposable wipes but then quickly realized how expensive that was going to be; so I decided to purchase a few yards of soft flannel and make my own wipes. I experimented with size and ended up making two different sized wipes: a 7″x7″ and a 5″x5″. Don’t want to make your own cloth wipes? You can purchase reusable cloth wipes that have been pre-cut and finished to a perfect size at Kelly’s Closet. I cut the rough measurements and placed two pieces of flannel back to back and serged around the edges. I made approximately 40 of the larger ones and 30 of the smaller ones. The smaller ones may look small but actually fit nicely in little hands. I keep both sets of wipes next to each other in the bathroom. Since I know the smaller ones will be used most by my two potty trained children, I keep those in a wipes container and fold them in such …

Read the full story here...

Like Tweet

Eight Reasons to Make the Switch: Cloth Wipes

So you use cloth diapers, but you haven’t yet taken the plunge into cloth wipes? The ‘hard’ part is already done and the switch to cloth wipes can be just as rewarding and liberating as when you switched to diapers. Is it really worth switching though? Wipes are pretty cheap after all and they don’t add that much to landfills do they?!? I personally believe cloth wipes are far superior to their disposable counterparts and I probably find them even more efficient than I do my cloth diapers. Don’t get me wrong, I love my diapers, but the wipes, those babies have a million uses! Still on the fence? Here are my top reasons why you should make the switch. Savings – $$$. One of the biggest reasons I chose to cloth diaper  was to save money.  I was about to have two babies in cloth and we’re a single income family.  Diapers are expensive!  Now growing my third baby, I’m so glad to already have a stash of diapers and wipes readily available.  It’s one new baby item I don’t have to even think about.  So how much can cloth wipes save you?  Well, let’s say at the minimum you use one $2 tub of wipes a week, now that’s on the highly conservative side.  At that rate, you’re saving $104 per year that you use cloth wipes.  If …

Read the full story here...

Like Tweet

Making the Switch to Cloth Wipes; It’s Easier than You Think

When I was starting our cloth diaper journey before my daughter was born, I hadn’t really thought about using cloth wipes. I saw them on Kelly’s Closet’s website and found plenty of ladies raving about them. I decided early on that I wanted to use cloth wipes and ordered 18 Thirsties fab wipes from KC. I also picked up a few dozen cheap baby washcloths to see how they would work, too. Luckily, I didn’t receive very many disposable baby wipes at my baby shower. I decided to use the ones that I received and that further made my mind up to use cloth wipes. First, I couldn’t believe how fast the disposable wipes went! A huge pack didn’t even last a week. Secondly, it was an inconvenience to have a small trash can simply for wipes near the changing table, and it was even worse when I was out of the house. More often than not, I changed my daughter in the car and was then left trying to figure out what to do with the dirty wipe. I would usually stick it in my wet bag, and of course, forget to take it out before laundry time. I also blame the only minor diaper rash my daughter has had in her year of life on the wipes. Even though we used the “sensitive” wipes, she still had a …

Read the full story here...

Earn Free Cloth Diapers