Reusable Wipes.

I cannot do it. I cannot imagine reusing cloth wipes after seeing the poop that is coming out of my beautiful baby lately.

I want to. But how will I get the poop off of the cloth wipes? Please tell me. This is a real question. I have googled cloth wipes so many times but everyone just sort of skips over that part. I spray the diapers but they are big enough that I can fold them over sort of inside out and hold the edges while spraying. Yes of course sometimes it gets a little messy but it’s usually fine. But a small flimsy cloth wipe? Or in this case, a baby washcloth? How? Please tell me how.

However, I already have the empty plastic wipes tub and a plethora of baby washcloths and some baby friendly castille soap so I decided to make reusable FACE wipes. Maybe if they are already at the ready I will stop using paper towels to wipe Babystar’s face after messy meals. And let’s face it: all meals are messy meals.

First I gathered supplies.


Then I poured water from the Brita filter into the teapot to boil. Perhaps this is overkill but I really did not want anything growing in my little experiment. Once boiled and cooled just enough to not shatter the glass, I poured hot water over just enough soap to coat the bottom of a pint glass. It was a little cloudy but pretty well mixed.


Last I rolled up the washcloths, stacked them in the clean empty wipes container, and poured the soap mixture over the washcloths. I tried to pour evenly, and I did end up adding a bit more boiled water. I then sort of mixed around the washcloths and gave them a few squeezes to be sure they were all wet but not too wet.


So far they have been working great. And Babystar likes that she can have the wipes to help wash her face. (I couldn’t let her have the paper towels because, as you know, babies are goats.)




Holey Pajamas!

Last night I picked up two dozen baby washcloths*, a fluffy blanket, and three pairs of pajamas from Marshall’s. I mainly went for the pajamas because Baby is growing. After washing them today, I notice that one already has a hole. No picture because I’m annoyed. Total at checkout was $37.05.


*I did need washcloths but probably not two dozen.  They were very cheap and I am thinking of doing some cloth wipes.  For at home only.  I really hate separating the used wipes from the cloth diapers before putting them in the wet bags.  Has anyone ever done this?  Is it hard?  Easy?  Stupid?