So my washing machine was hungry…

And the damn machine ate most of my cloth wipes! I had twenty cloth baby wipes in my stash and now there are only three or four available. I bought the babykicks cloth wipes off of Amazon and I really liked them a lot. I was pissed off, to say the least, when I opened my machine to only see a few wipes inside. Especially since I only use cloth wipes to clean the twins at diaper changes.

DH had the car with him at work so it wasn’t like I could just make a run to the store and grab some disposable wipes. So I decided to improvise. I grabbed the guest towel from our bathroom (which was clean, we haven’t had a guest for a while) and I got a pair of scissors and started cutting. I already knew I wanted the wipes to be bigger than the BabyKicks wipes so I cut them in big squares. Overall I’m pleased with the results. The wipes clean well and retain a lot of water when I wet them, making it easier to clean up messy diapers. I remember the BabyKicks being somewhat thin and I had to keep wetting them in order to clean a dirty bum. The towel wipes do leave some little fuzzies on the girls when I wipe them but it isn’t a huge issue for me. I always pat the girls dry with a receiving blanket, to avoid diaper rashes, and this helps remove the fuzzies from the towel. I haven’t had a chance to wash the wipes in the washer so I won’t know how they hold up after a few washes yet. I’ll keep you all posted though.


After all the wipes were done being cut I counted it all out and I have 14 large baby wipes instead of 20 smallish wipes. I’m happy with the results. 🙂

Edit: I had to have the edges of these wipes sewn because the fibers started to come out and tangle together in the washer and dryer. I’m sure this wouldn’t be an issue if these wipes were hand washed but I wouldn’t recommend hand washing.