Do you cloth diaper and want to use cloth wipes? Need an easy way to clean messy faces but hate the waste baby wipes generate? I got you, boo.
Let’s just cut to the chase and get to the recipe and chat later. If you’re like me, I’m sure you’re thinking “Thank gawd. She’s not making us sift through paragraphs of unimportant bullsh*t just to get to the recipe.” (I hate that too, but google likes it when you linger on pages for just a little bit).
- 3 cups distilled or boiled water
- 3-4 tbsp organic, unrefined coconut oil, shea butter, or jojoba oil (or a combo!)
- 1 tsp baby soap (I like Dr. Bonners baby Castile soap or Shea Moisture Baby soap)
- Optional- 3-4 drops of your favorite baby safe essential oils.
*note- the coconut oil will solidify on the surface if you don’t pour it over the wipes when warm or if you use too much oil. If you want to use this in a spray bottle, I suggest jojoba oil.
The reason you use distilled or boiled water is because regular tap water contains solutes and bacteria that would cause yuckies to form on your wipes after a few days and they would get a musty smell. Boiling the water or using distilled removes that.
Be sure to change your wipes solution each wash day (every 2-3 days or so) to really insure that you’re avoiding any funk.
Storing Cloth Wipes
You can use almost anything for cloth wipes, I like using these baby wipes. You can even make your own by cutting up your old flannel receiving blankets or just buy any old wash cloth. Using cloth wipes helps save money while also reducing waste! And when you’re done cloth diapering you can use these for cleaning or as face wipes.
Check out this Instagram Reel by Marley’s Monsters for how I fold my cloth wipes. Marley’s has so many things to check out. I don’t use a jar, I use this wipes dispenser, but you can store your wipes in any closed container. When on the go I just toss a few in a separate zippered wet bag. Easy Peasy!
Let me know if you would like to read about any other cloth diapering tips and tricks!