Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cloth Wipes


I realized since I was using cloth diapers it would be easier and cheaper to use cloth wipes too. I cut old flannel receiving blankets and microfiber terry cloth towels into 6" squares. I took one of each and sewed right sides together. Turned them right side out and sewed a top stitch to close the seam. (This was the perfect project to teach Anina-6 how to use the sewing machine too. Doubled up quality time, life skills, and money saving all in one.) (This is my justification for skipping school today) They're so soft on their little bottoms and now I don't have to make the extra trip to garbage to throw away the wipes. They're great for wiping messy faces and hands too. I stack them in my wipe container and pour on my wipe solution:

2 c. water
1 T. baby soap
1 t. olive oil
1/8 t. tea tree oil

3 comments:

Hannah said...

I love your blog, Season! :=) Yep, it's true - this incredibly single girl, without kids, loves to read about cloth diapers and wipes! Is that sick? :) Well, what I love the most, is reading about how much you love your kids and how you are trusting God as you lead them. And your sewing lesson is a great idea. I'd say that you didn't skip school today, you just had a "home ec" day! :=)

Season said...

Thank you Hannah. I sure needed some encouragement today. I really appreciate it.

Aly sun said...

That's the awesome thing about home schooling. You can call all those life-skills "school" without any guilt.

I really want to give this wipe thing a try. Store bought wipes are so expensive and wasteful. Thanks for the recipe for your wipe solution.