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My baby will arrive any day now. Although I got ahead of myself a month or so ago and bought a huge box of disposable wipes at Costco, I really like the idea of using cloth wipes. So this past weekend I went a little crazy at the fabric store (they were having a great sale!) and bought a bunch of velour and some fleece in all sorts of gorgeous colors. (Only $6 for all this fabric-- no wonder I couldn't resist!)<br><br>
And now I'm wondering...<br>
- Should I make wipes that are velour on both sides? Velour on one side and fleece on the other? (The fleece is mostly for diaper liners but I have enough to use some for wipes too.) Or just one-sided velour with hemmed edges? (I don't have a serger.)<br>
- What size should the wipes be? (This is how clueless I am about diapering! I haven't actually OPENED those disposable wipes yet so I don't know how big they are!)<br>
- I don't have (or want) a wipe warmer, so if I just keep a spray bottle by the changing station, should I just use water, or add some essential oils or some sort of soap solution?<br><br>
Thanks for your help, ladies!<br><br>
Robin<br>
EDD 10/17/03
 

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- Should I make wipes that are velour on both sides? Velour on one side and fleece on the other? (The fleece is mostly for diaper liners but I have enough to use some for wipes too.) Or just one-sided velour with hemmed edges? (I don't have a serger.)<br><br>
I would just use velour and zig zag the edges. I am not a fan of fleece on wipes.<br><br>
- What size should the wipes be? (This is how clueless I am about diapering! I haven't actually OPENED those disposable wipes yet so I don't know how big they are!)<br><br>
I love the 8x8 size.<br><br>
- I don't have (or want) a wipe warmer, so if I just keep a spray bottle by the changing station, should I just use water, or add some essential oils or some sort of soap solution?<br><br>
I do it both ways. Spmetimes I just wet with water, other times I use a mix. My mix consists of<br>
H20<br>
squirt of Dr Bronners<br>
couple drops of Tea Tree Oil<br>
few drops of Burt's Bees Apricot Oil<br><br>
or some variation of that.<br><br>
HTH
 

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With wipes you could do anything! There are so many possibilities... I make mine with flannel on one side and Sherpa or Velour on the other. For myself I like 8" x 8" wipes and bigger if they are only one ply like only one ply sherpa... The fun part is to experiment and see which one you like best! Hope this helps...<br><br>
Regards,<br><br>
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to comment on the fleece part- As yummy as fleece feels... cut a corner and try to wet it... the stuff is a PITA for wipes.<br><br>
I would suggest sewing right sides together leaving a hole, then flipping them and topstitching. one side velour and one side flannel make really nice wipes. the flannel kinda "sticks" to the velour so you have one wipe, not two wipes sewn together. (does that make sense?)
 

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I prefer to use my 8X8 wipes, but have some 4X6 for in the car, etc. I keep them in a small container.<br><br>
I would try using either velour on both sides or velour on one side and flannel on the other. I make some of mine with hemp french terry on one side, so that I have a good "mess cleaner" wipe for those really big messes that stick.<br><br>
I use some of the fleece wipes too, but use those more for bathtime washies.<br><br>
hth - nak<br>
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Maybe I'm the only one, but I Love all fleece wipes!!! They are so soft!<br><br>
I use a spray bottle and put a few drops of baby wash and water. TTO gives ds a horrible rash!!
 
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