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Old Dec 11th, 2012, 18:38 PM   1
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Homemade cloth baby wipes?


Hi ladies

I am planning to make my own cloth baby wipes. I was thinking I would make them with flannel since it is nice and soft. I was planning to use just the flannel and water.

Is this a good idea? If there is something that would work better, what do you suggest?

Thanks!



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 09:35 AM   2
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I think flannel is ok but I would personally only use it for one side of the wipes, I prefer something more 'scrubby' on the other side. My favourite is sherpa, then bamboo (terry or velour), then cotton terry. All would work as well, I just listed them in what I think feels nicest!



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 09:56 AM   3
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I didn't even think of making them 2 sided I was just planning to cut squares of flannel and be done with it!

Thank you for the suggestions! I will have to visit the fabric store and see what I can get.



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 10:10 AM   4
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I cut up old terry towel nappies for mine. And fleece on the other side for something a bit softer. Then just overlocked (serged) together.



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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 10:31 AM   5
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DH keeps telling me he wants to get me a serger for Chirstmas. Maybe I should let him so I can make the wipes easier!



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 13:20 PM   6
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Hi ladies

I am planning to make my own cloth baby wipes. I was thinking I would make them with flannel since it is nice and soft. I was planning to use just the flannel and water.

Is this a good idea? If there is something that would work better, what do you suggest?

Thanks!
I think it would work great. I've been using baby wash cloths and water. Those work great too. And if you want disposable, paper towels and water work too. There's really no reason for commercial diaper wipes.



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 13:30 PM   7
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I am hoping to be able to do re-usable rather than toss out. I know it is so much easier to toss things but I am really trying hard to cut back on it. I would love to do re-usable paper towels too but thanks to a pukey cat I find it hard to switch. Also, since we feed our dogs raw on the kitchen floor we use paper towels to clean up after them too. I need to do better!



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 15:05 PM   8
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Serging the edges is a good idea. If not over time a lot of little bits of thread will end up in your washing machine and that's nt good for your washing machine.

I agree one rough side like terry toweling and one smooth is best.



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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 15:51 PM   9
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Since I don't have a serger, do you think just a zig zag stitch on my sewing machine will be enough? I really can't justify my husband buying me a serger with a baby just around the corner and still many things to buy.



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2012, 05:16 AM   10
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Zigzag is fine



 
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