Cloth wipes are not as overwhelming as you may think! If you give them a chance, I guarantee you'll never look back! Here's a few FAQ questions about cloth wipes to get you started.
Do I have to spray the wipe after use?
This is a personal preference. I spray any wipe that has any large pieces of residue left behind. Many wipes go straight into the pail without spraying.
How many wipes do I need?
I recommend 1 wipe per diaper change for the amount of diapers you need in one wash cycle. So if you are washing every 2-3 days with 18-24 diapers in each load, you should have about 18-24 wipes.
How do I moisten the wipe?
You can use a pour over wipes solution (either homemade or store bought) or just water. You pour the solution over the wipes in a wipe container and they are ready to go for each use. An alternative is to use a spray bottle full of water or wipes solution. Just spray the dry wipe at each use.
How do I use cloth wipes on the go?
Same as you do at home! For the dry wipe/spray bottle users, just keep a bottle and some wipes in your diaper bag. If you prefer premoistened wipes, keep them in a wet bag in your diaper bag.
Once you make the switch, you'll find that cloth wipes make diaper changes a breeze! No need to separate your wipes from your diapers. No shredded disposable wipes found in your washing machine. And the best part is one cloth wipe easily does the job of 4 disposable wipes!
Do you already use cloth wipes or have you been considering making the switch?