Storing Cloth Wipes & Solutions

There are many ways to store cloth wipes and I’m sure there are personal variations within these, but I will outline some of the most common ways of storing wipes and wipes solution. Basically you can store wipes wet or dry and solutions can be poured directly on the wipes or kept in a bottle and used as needed.

Small Wetbag
This is how I originally stored my cloth wipes, since I already had these on hand when I made the switch. Like the wipes case you can store your cloth wipes wet or dry, but a small wetbag will hold more wipes at a time so it can easily be used at home or on the go. I particularly like the small Booroi wetbags, because they are rectangular in shape, so the wipes stack nicely inside. I use these to store my dry wipes until I am ready to toss them in the wipes warmer, and it is also easy to grab and toss in the diaper bag. 

Wipes Case
A wipes case won’t hold that many at a time, so is a more practically solution for the diaper bag or using cloth wipes on-the-go. You may store them wet or dry, but you will want to use them in a day or so if they are pre-moistened. 

Wipes Container
If you switched from or ever use disposable wipes you have these lying around. Like the wipes case or wetbag you can store your wipes wet or dry, but will need to change the wipes and solution every day or two to keep them fresh and to avoid mildew or bacteria. 

Wipes Warmer
I recommend the Prince Lionheart brand and although I use their regular warmer they also sell a cloth wipes version. Simply place wipes in the warmer and pour water or wipes solution over the wipes until they are moist. You will need to freshen the wipes and solution every couple of days. 

Squirt Bottle
If you prefer to store your wipes dry and wet them as you need them, a squirt bottle is a quick and convenient way to moisten them. You can purchase these inexpensively, or use the peri bottle from the hospital you used for the couple weeks after giving birth. 

Spray Bottle
My first attempt at using cloth wipes and solution was with a spray bottle. You can spray the solution directly on baby’s bum, or moisten the wipe with it. Depending on the time of year it may be a cold surprise for your little one, though! Many brands sell ready-made wipe solutions in spray bottles which are perfect to toss in the diaper bag!

If you plan on using wipes solutions that need to be dissolved I recommend making a double or triple batch and storing the extra solution in the fridge for up to a week. I re-purpose jars from spaghetti sauce, but you could use just about anything. Remember to clearly mark the jar or bottle so that it is not mistaken as something edible.

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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. fancygrlnancy says:

    I have not used cloth wipes. I really wish I had started with them. I don't know if I can make the switch now. THanks for the info. I will have to entere your wipes giveaway and see about starting.

  2. i store mine in a regular wipes container. I bought a spray bottle to use, but then I figured I would constantly be loosing the bottle! My only problem is making more solution!

  3. CherryBlossomMJ says:

    So many choices! I like the idea of a warmer, but from using sposie wipes for the last four months I have several containers. No I just need solution and wipes…

  4. I started out using a peri bottle for the wipes solution and I actually found it easier to keep it in an old wipes container (minus the lid) though a bowl would work just as well. That way I just have to dip the wipes in the container and then squeeze out the excess liquid before using. It works great.

  5. With the winter months, it would be HEAVEN to have a wipe warmer…

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