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making cloth wipes *frisky2times* Due August 27 (girl); 3 kids; El Paso, TX, United States 2819 posts
22nd Dec '12

So im cloth diapering but i cannot afford to buy cloth wipes so i want to make my own, i have tons of those flannel blankets, but i do not have a sewing machine. Has anybody made cloth wipes? What's the simplest way to do it? What did you use to make them?

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
22nd Dec '12
Quoting *frisky2times*:" So im cloth diapering but i cannot afford to buy cloth wipes so i want to make my own, i have tons of ... [snip!] ... i do not have a sewing machine. Has anybody made cloth wipes? What's the simplest way to do it? What did you use to make them?"


do you have a needle and thread? I would sew the edges just because they start to fray if they aren't sewn

Mandy ♥ Hailey+Roo 2 kids; Middleton, Idaho 11788 posts
22nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *frisky2times*:</b>" So im cloth diapering but i cannot afford to buy cloth wipes so i want to make my own, i have tons of ... [snip!] ... i do not have a sewing machine. Has anybody made cloth wipes? What's the simplest way to do it? What did you use to make them?"</blockquote>



I had planned on making mine, but I found 24 packs of thin wash cloths at Ross that I will be using. For $5.

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
22nd Dec '12

I use primarily baby washcloths (cheap is fine) and cut up burp cloths.

LoveMyBubbaBoy 2 kids; Michigan 3190 posts
22nd Dec '12

I tried the blanket cut up deal and those shred. My favorite is cut up t shirts. I cut up 2 that I don't wear anymore and they work great and don't fray.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 16438 posts
22nd Dec '12

baby wash clothes are pretty cheap and work perfectly.

*frisky2times* Due August 27 (girl); 3 kids; El Paso, TX, United States 2819 posts
22nd Dec '12

How many do i need?

existentialism 2 kids; Texas 16990 posts
22nd Dec '12
Quoting *frisky2times*:" How many do i need?"

You can't have too many, lol. How often are you washing? You want a minimum of 1.5 per diaper change, to make sure you have doubles for nasty jobs. :)

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 16438 posts
22nd Dec '12
Quoting *frisky2times*:" How many do i need?"


about 2 dozen but I have gotten away with only 18 between two babies as long as I'm doing laundry every day.

*frisky2times* Due August 27 (girl); 3 kids; El Paso, TX, United States 2819 posts
22nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting awesomebrandi:</b>" You can't have too many, lol. How often are you washing? You want a minimum of 1.5 per diaper change, to make sure you have doubles for nasty jobs. :)"</blockquote>



Im not sure yet but I'm planning on doing a load a night until he gets older and goes through less diapers then i Plan on washing every other day.