16 Other Uses for Cloth Wipes

Did you know that you can use cloth wipes for more than just cloth diapers. Here are  16 other uses for cloth wipes when your child is out of cloth diapers!

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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…

What other uses could I find for Cloth Wipes?

That’s right!  With some lovely help from fellow cloth diaper bloggers and even a few of you, 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!

    1. In place of tissues.  – Kassandra

    2. In place of wet wipes after dinners and snacks [faces and hands]. – Kassandra

    3. In place of paper towels in public restrooms, if they’re in your diaper bag! – Romina

    4. Family Cloth

      Yes, this is pretty much their intended purpose, but they don’t have to be used just for the kiddos!

    5. “I use cloth wipes as diaper liners” – Heather

      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!

    6. 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.

    7. Wash cloths

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  1. 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!

  2. Outside Play

    Watch your kiddos imagination run!  They’ll think of a million things to do with cloth wipes outside.

  3. Pretend Play for Kids

  4. Breast Pads

    In a pinch – cloth wipes can be folded and used as breast pads!

  5. Added absorbency in Cloth Diapers

    Once again, it depends on the material used in the wipes, but flannel is a great absorbent material!

  6. Wiping up spills and Cleaning Cloths

  7. Cloth Napkins

  8. Spit Up Cloths

  9. Bib

    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!

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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!

What “other” way do you most often use your Cloth Wipes?


  1. we use cloth wipes instead of napkins and paper towels. Also to clean faces and hands on the go with water.
  2. I think I would probably start off using cloth wipes as they are intended, but would also probably make great burp cloths as well.
  3. We're still using cloth wipes for diapers. We have been known to use them on faces before though! We have some super soft ones that are face specific (Thirsties is great for faces!!) and I have definitely had to use one as a nipple pad before as well. Hahah
  4. When we are all done diapering, my wipes are going straight to my cleaning caddy for using as reusable cleaning wipes. I plan to put them in a solution and use them In place of disposable cleaning wipes!
  5. I clean houses and the best raggs I have and use are the cloth diapers. I would love to try these out and see if they will work on the Stainless Steele!
  6. They are perfect for spills on the go in the car! They also make great burp cloths and dribble catchers ina pinch!
  7. We use them after eating meals to wipe faces and hands...I just keep a wipe warmer on my counter in the kitchen and they get used up fast! :)
  8. I also use them as wet wipes for after my son eats a messy meal. SOMEDAY I want to try family'd pretty much just be me using them, though.
  9. We have our first baby on the way so I plan to use cloth wipes with cloth diapering and also for wiping sticky faces and fingers.
  10. I like to use cloths to wipe down counters, cupboards,kids faces, spit up. These ones are nice, and I love the colors. Thank you :)
  11. I like using them as burp cloths and when they finally get old and tattered they are great for cleaning cloths.
  12. I use them a lot on our wood floors b/c living in Wisconsin, the floors are constantly muddy from the snow, etc. jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com
  13. I would have them on hand for an eco - friendly alternative for "emergency" runny noses, especially during the winter months.
  14. I use cloth wipes for my potty-training toddler. They work so much better than toilet paper at getting her clean!
  15. I like to use cloth wipes (in addition to their intended purpose) as washcloths, burp clothes, and when they're retired, as cleaning rags. : )
  16. I will use them as breast pads!! I am always running out so this would be a great quick fix when I need it!
  17. I would use them to replace disposable wipes when cleaning up my toddler and newborn during diaper changes..
  18. Great list. So jealous that you have 2 potty-trained children. I'm hoping the second one will show interest soon. In the meanwhile, I will continue to use the cloth wipes with cloth diapering.
  19. We're still using cloth diapers so we use cloth wipes as they were intended. But we have some set aside as tissues all around the house. The i Play cloth wipes look like they might make some cool playsilks.

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