I use cloth nappies for both my kids, and have been doing so ever since Miss P was born. Little Dude is in them 100% of the time, Miss P 95% of the time – she wears a disposable at night and on the odd days where I haven’t been able to do the laundry. I love love love cloth nappies, especially the modern fitted ones. Easy to put on, easy to wash, and they make my earthy, nature-loving self happy. So I figured, why not use cloth wipes as well? I already wash nappies every day, may as well add a few wipes in the load as well.
I used the scraps of cotton flannelette I have been accumulating over the last few months to make them. The big ones are 16cm x 16cm (6″ x 6″) and the smaller ones are 12cm x 12cm (4.5″ x 4.5″).
I used the rolled hem setting on my overlocker to do the edges. I use the small ones as face wipes and the big ones for nappy changes.
If you’re making some, I’d recommend using fabric that is soft (flannelette, terry towelling, minky…) and made from 100% natural fibres (such as cotton or bamboo).
Now that I’ve made these, I can’t believe I haven’t made and used cloth wipes earlier. They’re great, just as awesome as cloth nappies.