If you use cloth diapers, chances are you use cloth wipes. If you don’t, well, they’re certainly an easy option for anyone – cloth diaper user or not. I held out for a few months in our CDing journey before I started using them, but once I did, I wished I had started sooner.
But, here we are, done with our cloth diapering journey because I now have 2 potty trained children and I have de-stashed our cloth diapers, but what do I do with all of our cloth wipes? Sure, I could give them to a friend who still has little ones [and I actually did give some of them away], but I started thinking…
That’s right! With some lovely help from fellow cloth diaper bloggers and even a few of you, SEBG readers, I came up with 16 other uses for Cloth Wipes! Some are similar to one another, some you’ve probably done without thinking much about it, and some – well – may give you great ideas for what to do with your cloth wipes when you don’t need them for their intended purpose anymore!
- In place of tissues. - Kassandra from http://www.homespunaesthetic.com.
- In place of wet wipes after dinners and snacks [faces and hands]. – Kassandra
- In place of paper towels in public restrooms, if they’re in your diaper bag! – Romina, http://justanotherhat.com.
- Family Cloth
Yes, this is pretty much their intended purpose, but they don’t have to be used just for the kiddos!
- “I use cloth wipes as diaper liners” – Heather, http://parentingpatch.com/
This would definitely depend on the type of cloth wipes and what material they are made from, but such a great idea to use them as reusable liners!
- Potty Training Toddlers
It’s a hard transition from cloth wipes to stiff, hard toilet paper so cloth wipes really make a great transition while potty training.
- Wash cloths
- Washing toys
My girls are always wanting to help me clean. So I bring out their cloth wipes and let them wash away – pretend or with water!
- Outside Play
Watch your kiddos imagination run! They’ll think of a million things to do with cloth wipes outside.
- Pretend Play for Kids
- Breast Pads
In a pinch – cloth wipes can be folded and used as breast pads!
- Added absorbency in Cloth Diapers
Once again, it depends on the material used in the wipes, but flannel is a great absorbent material!
- Wiping up spills/Cleaning Cloths
- Cloth Napkins
- Spit Up Cloths
Veronica says “My son tucks his chin down when he sees a burp cloth coming, so these catch him off guard, dry clothes stay dry!“
My mind was sparked with this idea when we received a box of Organic Muslin Wipes from i Play Baby [free for review]. I love muslin, I love organic, I love Green Sprouts products, so I just needed these wipes even though we didn’t need cloth wipes for cloth diapers anymore. So, I started thinking what I could do with them and you know what? I think I have plenty of ideas, don’t you!?
The wipes are made from organic cotton muslin, so they get softer with every wash and are squares of 12″x12″. They’re bigger than other cloth wipes I’ve seen and I actually love the size, especially since we’ll be using them in so many different ways!