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Reusable Baby Wipes

Before having my baby, I did a lot of research about cloth diapers but I never really thought much about reusable baby wipes.  But, it's very easy to make, WAY cheaper, better for the environment, and super easy to just toss in the laundry with your cloth diapers.  Some cloth diaper websites sell reusable baby wipes, but it's simple to make them.

If you're not sure what to do with all of those receiving blankets people gave you, they're perfect for baby wipes.  Same with baby washcloths.  You can also use old t-shirts or go to the fabric store and buy some fabric.  If you're sewing savvy, stitch the ends in a zigzag stitch so they don't unravel.  We also use the newborn inserts for our BumGenius diapers as wipes because our baby is too big for those now.  

You can just spray the wipes with water OR you can make a solution to spray on the cloths.  You can buy a premade solution but I think it's easier to make your own, especially because most of the recipes are filled with items you probably already have around the house!

There are lots of recipes out there for making your own spray solution.  Most include a mixture of baby wash, baby oil or olive oil, and water.  You can also use Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap instead of a baby wash.  Be careful if you use essential oils, such as tea tree oil...only use a little bit, because it can irritate a baby's skin.  

Here are a few recipes to try:

Recipe that includes baby wash, baby oil, and water.  

A few recipes, including one with aloe vera.

Recipe that uses castile soap, olive oil, and tea tree oil.  

I find that the cloth wipes are more effective at getting the job done after a really messy diaper situation than store bought disposable.