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making reusable wipes??

(8 Posts)
yummymummy06 Mon 25-Jun-07 18:32:52

hi. can anyone tell me how to make reusable wipes please? what material to use, i once used fleece and didn't work well! thanks

dissle Mon 25-Jun-07 18:35:38

Dont know about reusable wipes but i bought about 3 packs of IKEA face cloths. 10 in a pack and used them with soap and water instead of wipes.
They wash lovely and because i had so many i never ran out. When they began to look grubby i chucked them away. They are so very cheap.
I used cotton wool and baby cream for bottoms.

frogs Mon 25-Jun-07 18:37:13

You either use very cheap flannels, or cut up an old flannelette or brushed cotton sheet and hem the edges using the zigzag function on a sewing machine.

beansontoast Sat 30-Jun-07 20:19:51

im not strictly answering your question,but if you just want to avoid using disposable wipes....

i used a couple of sponges and water (those extra soft sponges that they sell in plastic bags in 'Boots' and when they dry they go rock hard!)

i had two different colours (for face or bot).

also they rinse well between wipes on mucky jobs

derah Sat 30-Jun-07 21:41:15

I tried washable wipes made of cut-up t-shirts for a while but they kept getting stuck in the washing machine door and mean a lot more stuff to hang up. So now I use a spray bottle of water with a tiny drop of antibacterial soap and do the wiping with kitchen towel. Much easier!!!

flibbertyjibbet Sat 30-Jun-07 22:00:23

I cut up my ancient and very bald towelling dressing gown, zigzagged all the edges and hey presto massive pile of washable wipes. i didn't keep separate for face and bum, as they went in nappy bucket, washed at 60 which kills everything.
I just put some water in a bowl each morning and dipped a wipe in as needed.

eidsvold Sun 01-Jul-07 23:37:17

i have cut up old towels, flannelette square nappies I no longer used, face washers.

As i also use cloth nappies - just go in the nappy bucket with everything and then on the line or in the dryer.

warm water BUT for older two in nappies - baby bath, olive oil and warm water in a container, fill with wipes - ready to go.

BadHair Mon 02-Jul-07 00:15:47

Like derah I use a spray bottle filled with water, a good squirt of liquid soap and a small squirt of baby lotion. Shake it all up then spray on bot and wipe off with either Asda value tissues or square of fleece, depending on what I'm wiping.

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