I couldn't get it together and sew these wipes. When I finally did just last week... I ran out of white thread. No big deal right?
I really wanted my wipes to look as nice as these that Rachel at Intentionally Simple posted about, and then a friend encouraged me to stop expecting myself to be super mom during these last few weeks of pregnancy. (I'll have plenty of time for well-crafted wipes once we settle into a routine after Jonah arrives.)
Do you know how much I needed to hear that??
It has been so freeing AND I finished the wipes on the sewing table and threw in some more made from Tyler's worn-out but still useful consons*. Up-cycling existing cloth is really great. I am able to save us money, create less waste and avoid crazy nutty consumerism. The wipes that I purchased before Rita was born are not soft and are made of thin, almost scratchy fabric. By up-cycling existing cloth into wipes we have better, softer wipes for our bebes.
The thread color is a bit off for the two different sets, but my goodness! I'm seriously using these to wipe baby bottoms!
I was so excited to be finished I nearly cut-up another receiving blanket to make a dozen extra...and then I thought real hard about how I would love to get to bed before midnight. Now I'm just happy to be writing this post (talk about a late post!) and equipped with 3 1/2 dozen cloth diaper wipes (most of these were finished last week - which is why the photos are clearing showing fewer than 3 1/2 dozen wipes)! The 1/2 dozen is courtesy of Tyler letting me repurpose his consons!
So here are the better crafted (as far as size and sewing quality) wipes.
|This up-cycled hospital blanket has me daydreaming (at 11:30pm?) of my sweet boy!|
And here are the less impressive and much smaller (oops!) wipes atop the better ones.
|HUGE size difference! But they still do the job.|
Give cloth wipes a go! Even if you use disposables, you could cloth wipes at home very easily and save your family a nice sum of money after a year or two of diapering!
Do you use cloth wipes? How does it work for you? If not, would you be willing to try?
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*consons = Cajun French word that can be defined as "underwear"