Feb 11, 2010

Make Reusable Cloth Baby Wipes from Receiving Blankets

How to make Reusable Cloth Baby Wipes. The Easy way for those DIY'ers is to use receiving blankets. I remember having extra blankets after my baby shower.
Another option is using Clearance flannel from the Fabric Store.

1.Cut your blanket into 3 long strips, then cut the 3 strips into 4 seperate equal sized squares.

2.Sew 2 squares together , leaving one corner open. Pull fabric rightside out and then sew the corner.I would use a regular straight stitch for the blankets and a zigzag stitch for the flannel. Each blanket will make a total of 6 wipes.
Once you make the wipes, Place the cloth wipes in a very sturdy Gallon size baggie or plastic tub with a lid.

3.The easiest wipe solution I have found is:
2 cups water
1 Tablespoon baby shamoo or baby wash.
1 Tablespoon baby oil or 2-3 drops of essential lavender oil.

You can experiment with different variations but be careful on different types of oils some may be harmful, your best bet is to call the doctors office to make sure the oils are not harmful.

Im not by any means a sewing guru but this is a pretty easy DIY project and it is environmentally friendly.

** If you do not have a sewing machine, you can still make these. Cut your receving blankets into the squares and use each square for a wipe.

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