A few years ago my beautiful daughter in law did her research into cloth diapers verses disposable diapers and cloth diapers definitely won out!
(For me personally I just think babies with those big cloth diaper "bubble bums" are just too cute!)
She also began using flannel wipes. It cuts way down on diaper rash, they save money too and there is less waste for the environment.
Win, win, win!
Naturally with baby girls in the family now we needed to add some pink into the mix. No more boring white! I made some a few weeks back and she asked me to make some more.
They are super easy to whip up
and are a cute inexpensive baby shower gift.
These are great because even if the Mommy-to-be isn't planning on using cloth diapers
these are great for wiping little noses and soft and wonderful for cleaning little faces!
You will need several 1/4 yd pieces of good quality flannel, depending on how many wipes you want to make.
Stay away from dark colored flannel.
There are times when Mommy has to be a "poo detective" and you certainly don't want to make things harder than they need to be. Little ones can't tell you when there is something wrong with their tummy, so you'll need to clearly see if there is something unusual going on.
From each 1/4 yd piece, cut 5 rectangles 7 1/2" by 8 1/2".
You can mix and match your fabrics for a cute look :)
This size should fit in a wipes warmer
or just run one under warm water just before you use it.
I had someone ask about washing these so I called the expert, my daughter in law :)
She says that she uses a cloth diaper detergent called
Rockin Green but you never use
dryer sheets because that will coat the flannel and they will no longer be absorbent
and they won't hold diaper wipes solution or warm water very well anymore.
She says they wash up nicely and stay very soft.
She says there are many other cloth diaper detergents available
but Rockin Green is the one she prefers.
I used a roll of thread and a pen to mark a rounded corner.
I used my scissors to cut off the corner.
You will need 2 pieces of flannel for each wipe.
With right sides together, use a 1/4" seam allowance and beginning on one of the straight sides of the wipe,
stitch all the way around.
Leave an opening approximately 2" for turning.
Turn right side out and press.
Begin top stitching close to the edge,
making sure to close the 2" opening.
Press again and wrap them with a pretty ribbon
and try to appear humble while everyone
at the shower tells you how adorable your gift is
and how thoughtful you are!