Which fabric is best for cloth baby wipes?

Which wipes fabric is best for you?


Here’s some things to consider when choosing your wipes - remember we now have a trial pack of cheeky wipes, so you can choose your favourite fabric without a big commitment!  Things to consider:

  • whether they are suitable for hands & faces or bottoms too
  • thickness and your preference
  • softness
  • how they fare in hard water areas
  • Price
  Cotton Terry Wipes
Best for:  All rounder, suitable for bottoms and hands & faces (brilliant for Poo!)
Softness: 3/5
Pro’s These are our workhorse wipes, the standard which have been in use at Cheeky Wipes HQ for 9 years!  Available in white which can be washed to 60c, or a rainbow pack which should be washed with other dark colours up to 40c.
Cons: If you live in a hard water area, limescale build up can cause them to feel crusty, however this is not obvious when damp and in use.  It’s also easy to remove limescale using white vinegar, fabric conditioner, or tumble drying.
Price:

 White:  £7.50 for 10, £15.00 for 25 and £22 for 40

   
  Premium Cotton Terry Wipes
Best for:  All rounder, suitable for bottoms and hands & faces (brilliant for Poo!)
Softness: 4/5
Pro’s These new wipes are an upgrade on our standard cotton wipes, made from heavier 'zero twist' cotton which is softer than standard cotton.    Available in white which can be washed to 60c, or a rainbow pack which should be washed with other dark colours up to 40c. 
Cons: Again, limescale build up can cause them to feel crusty, however this is less obvious than with our standard cotton.  It’s also easy to remove limescale using white vinegar, fabric conditioner, or tumble drying.
Price:

 White:  £8 for 10, £16.00 for 25 and £23 for 40

Rainbow: £8.95 for 10, £17.49 for 25, £26.95 for 40

   
  Cotton Flannel Wipes
Best for:  Suitable for bottoms and hands & faces, though not as grippy for poo
Softness: 4/5
Pro’s Our cotton flannel wipes are larger and thinner than our standard wipes and get softer with every wash (think your favourite cotton flannette PJ's!'   Perfect if you want a wipe which feels more like a disposable wipe and better for larger hands!    Available in bleached cotton, with burgundy / purple / green edging which can be washed to 60c with other dark colours.
Cons: Because they are flannel, they aren't as grippy for poo, but will still do the job.  Their softness makes them great for hands & faces.
Price:

 White:  £8 for 10, £16.00 for 25 and £23 for 40

Rainbow: £8.95 for 10, £17.49 for 25, £26.95 for 40

   
  Bamboo & Minky Wipes
Best for: All rounder, suitable for bottoms and hands & faces
Softness: 5/5
Pros: New at Cheeky Wipes, these wipes are our softest all-round wipes, with plush minky on one side for faces and bamboo viscose on the other side for bums.  Very cute too, they come in 5 different patterns.
Cons: Although they are bamboo on one side, they aren't as grippy as our bamboo terry wipes, so not quite as good performance on poo.  Fine for wees.  More expensive than cotton terry.  Wash to a maximum of 40c
Price: From 5 for £6.50, 10 for £12, 25 for £25
   
 

Bamboo Velour Wipes

Best for: All rounder, suitable for bottoms and hands & faces
Softness: 4/5
Pros: These wipes are also a good all-round choice, with a soft velour side and bamboo terry on the other face.  Our Bamboo wipes are less likely suffer from limescale build up, so stay softer for longer.
Cons: Slightly more expensive than cotton terry.  Coloured wipes should be washed with dark colours separately, to a maximum of 40c
Price:

Natural Bamboo from £8.95 for 10, £16.95 for 25 and £26.95 for 40

Rainbow Bamboo from £9.00 for 10, £17 for 25, £27 for 40

   
  Microfibre Wipes
Best for: Hands & faces only, not recommended for poo as the nature of microfibre is that it traps fibres.
Softness: 5/5
Pros: These are SO soft, firm favourite in our house for wiping faces after meals. Good for hard water areas as they don’t suffer from limescale build up. Great Value, being our cheapest wipe
Cons             Not recommended for poo
Price £7 for 10, £13 for 25, £19 for 40