Make Your Cloth Wipes POP! Pop-Up Wipes Video

Make Your Cloth Wipes POP!  Pop-Up Wipes Video
Cloth wipes are a natural next step to make once you begin cloth diapering.

They are just one more way to save money and waste less.  Besides, it will mean less chances of digging out wrinkled and shrunken washed disposable wipes that were mistakenly thrown in with the dirty diapers.

I’ve been using this method for YEARS, over 4 years to be exact.  All you need are cloth wipes and an empty disposable wipes container.  You could also use a fancier wipes box like the cool OXO Perfect Pull Wipes Dispenser I saw recently.  It has a weighted opening that lowers as you have less wipes.

I personally don’t pre-wet my cloth wipes.  Instead, I’ve always used a spray bottle full of a wipe solution and wet it when I needed it.  The potential to mold/mildew when pre-wetting is a real possibility, especially in a wipes warmer.

The video will show you the easy way to accordion fold your wipes so that you can keep pulling wipes and never have to dig for them in the box.  I’ve added affiliate links to products you might be interested if you are just getting started with cloth wipes.  If you found this post helpful please share the love!

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  • Alexis Croce

    what kind of wipes were those? Are they the thirsties you have listed on the bottom?

    • kimrosas

      Those are by Lil Helper, but they are exactly like GroVia wipes and I like both. The Thirsties brands are soft and colorful which I like more. But the ones in the video are a little grippier on cleaning duty.

      • Alexis Croce

        Got myself some Grovia wipes :). I’d like to try some Thirsties, but I missed the sale on those. Hoping some show up in a mystery box/package some day!

  • taralucida

    I do this with several different kinds including some of the thin standard baby washcloths you can find anywhere. We do pre-wet, and have a warmer at home and a disposable container for daycare. I also find it to be less work than throwing wipes away in a trash can and throwing the diaper in a wet bag. All one step!

  • Nicky

    Why have I never thought of this?! Thank you!

  • SH

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this tutorial. I WILL be using this method when my son is born. Have a feeling my husband will appreciate the added convenience.

  • delicatefade

    Isn’t it simpler to just have them in a stack in a basket or something?

    • kimrosas

      That is certainly an option. Most people will still fold them in half and this folding technique doesn’t take any longer than folding in half (for me). It’s just an option for people- we all have our preferences.

  • BL

    Thank you! I was wondering if you had a recipe for your wipes solution? I couldn’t find on your website via the search function. Most of my friends make their wipe solution but it involves either using distilled water or boiling your water first so that there’s no mildew/mold. I’m hoping yours is easier! TIA

    • kimrosas

      Honestly? I often only used water in a spray bottle. If I didn’t use water I used a pre-made wipe solution or wipes cubes. I’ve never made my own.

  • doan b

    I love this! I will do this with the cloths that I give the baby a bath with. When I stack them, they tend to fall over and unfold. This method would keep them nice and tidy. Thank you!

  • lindeisue

    thanks a ton. my bestial and i were just contemplating how to do this!

  • lindeisue

    *bestie

  • Gina W

    brilliant!! now I’m gonna go find all my cloth wipes and do this 🙂

  • Tale Raven

    Thank you for this! This was the easiest tutorial for this I’ve seen, and while everyone always says this is so hard and not worth the time, but this was not difficult at all, and makes it super easy to follow. Thanks! I love your posts.