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Switching to cloth wipes defeats me!

May 6, 2013


I started using cloth diapers on the Toddler when she was 7 months old. Now we are using cloth on the Newborn. The problem I have is getting everyone on board with the cloth wipes!

I have to say that it is much easier with the newborn because his breastfed only soiled diapers are easy to clean up. At this point we are able to just throw the wipes in with the diapers and wash as normal without spraying them off first. The Toddler was already eating solid which makes the diaper changing a little different.

I have a lot of wipes. Most of which are the least expensive you can find or are handmade from Etsy. I think part of the problem is that the wipes I have are getting used for other things like face wiping after meals, etc. I think if I have some really good wipes, specifically for butts, they might get used for butts! Right now I have my eyes on some Fuzzi Bunz Diapers brand wipes. They are organic cotton on one side and microfleece on the other.


I have had great experiences with my Fuzzi Bunz Cloth Diapers. One of my favorites is the Elite, it comes with minky inserts! I am the kind of person that likes to try new things and find the best that works for me. But I also know that if I find a brand that works for me and my family that it is a brand to go to again when I’m in the market for something else.

The cloth wipe struggle has been active in my house for quite some time. I just get defeated when we run out of wipes before it’s time to wash the diapers. Then I either have to wash a load that is too small and feel like I’m wasting water or grab a disposable and waste those! When the Newborn was born my mother in law bought us a huge box of disposable wipes. Those are gone and I refuse to buy more! Now, if only hubby could commit to that too!

I would love to hear any suggestions for helping in my journey! Is it common to have this issue?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 6, 2013 3:40 pm

    Check out Geffen Baby wipes! The hemp wipes are SO soft, and affordable too!!

    • May 7, 2013 7:42 am

      Thanks Maria! I will definitely look into them! I have some newborn Geffen Baby prefolds that are awesome. He has grown out of them already though 😦 Thanks for the info!

  2. May 21, 2013 9:44 am

    I like plain old terry washcloths. I bought the cheapest ones they had at walmart and they’ve served me well.

    • May 21, 2013 12:06 pm

      I have a few of those too! They got a little too scratchy but the Baby washcloths are still going strong, when they get used 🙂

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