Making Cloth Baby & Family WipesBy Tricia Ballad
Make Cloth Diapers Too!
So you'd like to use cloth wipes? You could buy them, but why not make them yourself out of that stack of 425 receiving blankets you got at the baby shower?
• Cut each receiving blanket into four strips.
• Then cut each strip into three blocks.
• You should end up with 12 squares measuring approximately 7" x 7".
• Sew two squares together and cut the edges with pinking shears -- or serge them, if you have access to a serger -- to avoid fraying.
Voila! Instant cloth wipe to use with baby changings or messy toddler's faces and hands. Make between 18 and 24 for a good-sized stash.
© Tricia Ballad
Tricia Ballad was a web developer by profession and a writer and natural family planning advocate by passion. She left her job in September, 2004 to stay home with her children. Her goal is to "negotiate the divide between mainstream suburbia and the strikingly counter-cultural, seeking a balance between the two extremes." Tricia lives with her husband and their growing family in the Chicago area. She is co-owner of the Balter Catalogue Company and runs www.balladweb.net for families and small business.