While using my cloth wipes, I realized they were sticking to each other. I had been folding each cloth in half, then adding it to a stack of wipes. It was very annoying to have to use two hands to get a wipe out of the container every time I needed one. I don’t always have two free hands.
So I started messing with folding the wipes until I came up with a way to make them “pop” out of the wipes container the same way the store-bought wipes do.
It’s very simple, and now I can pull a wipe out with one hand!
Step One: lay out a wipe wrong side up. (Wipe #1)
Step Two: place another wipe (Wipe #2, also wrong side up) on top of the first, covering half of Wipe #1 with Wipe #2.
Step Four: Place a new cloth wipe (Wipe #3, wrong side up) over the wipe that you just folded (Wipe #1).
The folding is very simple; I can do it quickly. When you’ve folded all of your wipes, they will look like this from both sides:
I’m very happy with my cloth wipes. They stay soft, and don’t stain very easily. If I don’t fold them in this accordion-style, they stick together when I try to grab one, and that really complicates things! I just throw the wipes in the diaper pail with my diapers after they’ve been used. I don’t dry them in the dryer or on the clothesline; instead, I fold them while they are wet.