Cloth Wipes Made Easy

Hello fellow cloth enthusiasts! Just thought I would share a step-by-step look at my system for managing cloth wipes. If you're not currently an enthusiast, you might consider becoming one! You can't go wrong. It's an easy way to save a little money, cut back on waste, and grace your little one's bum with super soft 100% cotton.

A little background- at first, I tried putting my wipe solution into a spray bottle and spraying each one individually as I needed them during diaper changes, but my furniture was getting wetter than my wipes. (A better spray bottle probably would have remedied that, but I never got around to trying another one.) Anyway, after some trial and error, this is the quickest and easiest system I've been able to come up with.

It may look like a lot of steps because of all of the photos in this very detailed play-by-play, but it's not! Once your wipes are folded, it takes about 60 seconds from start to finish. Here we go...

Gather your clean wipes, your diaper wipe solution (more on this here and below), and an empty wipes case.
I use Diaper Lotion Potion Concentrate, by Kissaluvs.
(Your empty wipe case.)

Fold your cloth wipes in half so that they fit perfectly into your standard wipes case and/or wipes warmer. These GroVia wipes shown here are the standard size, 8x8 (more on these here).

Add a very small drop of your Concentrate.

Hop over to the faucet and fill your empty case about halfway.

Once filled, swish it around a little to mix the Concentrate and water. You've got your solution!

Now get ready to submerge your folded wipes into your newly made solution.


And press down so that the water absorbs into all of the wipes as evenly as possible.

Close your lid and make sure it snaps shut (otherwise you'll get an untimely bath).

Take it in hand, get ready to flip it upside down and "shake it all about".

"Yeah ya do the hokey pokey and ya swish it all around..."

".....And that's what it's all about", ha!

If your top few wipes didn't get as moist as you'd like, add a little more water. If they're too moist, wring them out by applying some pressure with your hand and then pour out the excess water.

Either keep the moist wipes in your old disposable wipes case, or put them directly into your wipes warmer.
And they're ready to go!

Now, back to the diaper wipe solution. Kissaluvs Diaper Lotion Potion Concentrate has worked well for us. (This and more of our favorite CD products here). It's all natural, and get this- it's made in America. It's so rare to see that these days! It's made up of essential oils- jojoba, chamomile, lavender, and tea tree- they work together to moisturize, heal, soothe, and protect against bacteria. And of course they smell great.

Kissaluvs Diaper Lotion Potion, Concentrate
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At first I looked into making my own concentrate. Health food stores carry the individual oils, but they're pricey and there would have been some guesswork in mixing them myself. So, I decided to go with the Kissaluvs since it was the easiest and the most cost-effective. If you really want to go the simple route, I've read that some people use plain water.

Anybody have a different system for cloth wipes? Or recommendations for other wipe solutions? I love to hear any and all ideas and experiences in regards to the great world of cloth diapering, so don't hold back! :)


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