Even if you don’t use cloth diapers you can still use cloth wipes. My husband and I started using cloth wipes that I had made from old receiving blankets. They weren’t the best but did their job. We now have some name brand cloth wipes as well as some Work At Home Mom (WAHM) wipes that are amazing.
In the beginning I would make my solution and then put it in a spray bottle and wet each wipe before cleaning up my little one. This was very time consuming, and when trying to change a toddler that does not want to stay still spraying each wipe wasn’t going to do it any more. After doing some research into essential oils I found that I could use Tea Tree oil in my current cloth wipe solution to help keep the wipes fresh, and just have them pre-moistened in the container. This has helped out tremendously and makes diaper changes so much easier. We have also found we use less cloth wipes during a bad diaper change than we do with disposable wipes.
NQH’s Cloth Wipe Solution:
The first thing you want to do is to fold your wipes to fit into the container and place them in. You can fold them so that they pop out of your container just like baby wipes.
Next you will want a measure out a cup of hot water and add your baby lotion, wash, oil to the water. I find putting the baby oil in first helps the other product slide right out of your measuring spoon.
After you add you ingredients then put in 3-5 drops of Tea Tree Oil and mix it all together really well.
Lastly you are going to pour it over the wipes and you are all finished.