Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cloth Wipes Challenge

April over at Mama on a Green Mission has issued a Cloth Wipes Challenge! The goal is to ONLY use cloth wipes from June 22 to July 22.

I'm happy to say that this will be easy for Chris and me as we've been using cloth wipes full time for about 3-4 weeks now. You may recall back in January when I posted a cloth dipe & wipe update, including the recipe we use for our wipe solution and our method of "application". I then posted a few adjustments to our cloth wipe routine in February. So all was working out well - for CWing at home, that is. We still used 'sposie wipes while out and about because it seemed like the easiest thing to do.

...until one day we suddenly realized that it wasn't. We'd grown tired of picking the disposable wipes out of the wet bag (or out of the clean laundry, if a few snuck in there unnoticed) and running out of sposie wipes in the little plastic container. And  then it hit us: cloth wipes could simply be tossed in the diaper bag along with clean dipes. And the wipes solution?

Perfect fit!!! Now we just need to remember to take it back to her change table when we return home. :)

Anyone else out there use cloth wipes full time? For those who don't, anyone up for the Cloth Wipes Challenge?


  1. Nice! That is the perfect wipes solution pocket!

    We've been doing full-time cloth wipes since day 1 in cloth diapers. It just made sense to us. We store our wipes moist in a warmer, so when we go out I bought a small (approx. 4X6 inches) wetbag, and I can roll up 4-5 wipes to fit. Easy peasy!

  2. I'm with you, Kristy. [speaking from my whole two months of cloth diapering experience]It's more trouble to think of how to deal with a dirty wipe with no plastic diaper to wrap it up in than it is to bring our cloth wipes with us.

    I put mine in a disposable wipe container to use at home (I usually fold them up and put them in warm water and a bit of baby soap and that's working well for us), and when we go anywhere I put some in a ziploc.

    Not the most fashionable look, I suppose. But then, Jr's a second baby and we're way beyond caring about that.

  3. I have that same diaper bag and loved it. Now it doubles as a purse-- of course, still filled with snacks and drinks. lOL

    Good for you for toting it along!

  4. @Selina and Mrs - Kudos to both of you for using cloth wipes full-time! I like the idea of pre-wetting wipes for on the go. I just bought a mini wet bag which would be perfect, so I think I'll give this a try. This way, the bottle can stay at the change table!

    @Mixtress - I love it too! It's a good size, durable and Daddy-friendly. :)

  5. Thanks so much for sharing this with your readers!! I'm excited about starting the challenge tomorrow! I started using them a bit early to adjust, so I can't wait to blog about it! :)

    Thanks again! Have a great week!

  6. We have cloth diapered since my second child was born and have continued with all 3 of our children, but I did not always cloth wipe. When number 3 ended up with a yeast infection as a result of antibiotics I began finding ways to sanitize the cloth diapers in the wash and kill the yeast as well as trying to kill the infection and keep it from spreading on my daughter. That is really when the idea of cloth wipes just clicked since it was so easy to make up a solution of tea tree oil, olive oil, a little soap and water and use the cloth wipes by either applying the solution of putting several in a container full of the mixture for on the go. We have been using the bumkin flannel wipes and my husband (who was skeptical at first) thinks they do a much better job of cleaning off our babies and it usually takes just 1 as opossed to about 3 pampers wipes.