Thirsties Fab Wipes & Booty Luster Review

Thirsties Fab Wipes & Booty Luster Review (Cloth Diaper Addicts)Recently, I received some Thirsties Fab Wipes and Thirsties Booty Luster for review from Cozy Bums.  Now that I’ve had it for about a week, I’ve had time to try it out and give a review.

Thirsties Fab Wipes Construction

Thirsties Fab Wipes are a two ply 8×8 wipe.  One side is a super soft cotton velour that is wonderful for cleaning up the icky bum messes; the other is a microfleece that’s great for drying off smaller messes.  The colors are fantastic, coordinate with Thirsties diapers, and are in a “boy” and “girl” pack.  (The boy pack has two green wipes, the girl pack has two purple wipes.  They are both actually quite gender neutral.)  Plus, like other Thirsties products, the Thirsties Fab Wipes are made in the USA.

As for care, I just toss them in the wash with the rest of my cloth diaper laundry.

Using Thirsties Fab Wipes

I’ve used a lot of different cloth wipes since I made my conversion to cloth diaper wipes.  I’ve used single layered, double layered, commercially made, home made, and even baby wash cloths in my cloth diaper wipe supply.  Getting my husband on board with cloth wipes took some doing, and there are some (particularly double layered) wipes that he hates and will pick past.

The Thirsties Fab Wipes are the first cloth wipes that my husband has liked enough to tell me that they are great.  He thought they were single layered because there was no separation issues like we’ve had with other double layered wipes.  At home, I typically wet a hand full of wipes (about a day’s worth, maybe less) and then leave them in the wipe warmer.  The Thirsties Fab Wipes work great that way.

Another awesome use for my Thirsties Fab Wipes: they’re awesome on the go.  This is where the Thirsties Booty Luster comes into play.

Thirsties Booty Luster

The good news about the Thirsties Booty Luster spray is that the four ounce bottle is the perfect size to go in my diaper bag.  I can carry it with some dry Thirsties Fab Wipes and then I have a cloth wipe solution that works well on the go.  As for how it works?  Well, it’s great at freshening up bums when they’re a little… um, ripe.  Considering I don’t use a wipe solution at home (instead, I just wet with water), the Thirsties Booty Luster spray is awesome for taking care of a little bit of bum funk.  The Thirsties Booty Luster spray is the only cleaning solution that I use with my wipes.

The only downside about the Thirsties Booty Luster spray is that I’m not completely in love with the scent… but it’s still better than the smell of butt.  And even more surprising, the smell doesn’t bother me.  That’s huge since I have a lot of fragrance sensitivities.

Are They Worth It?

In a nutshell?  Absolutely!  From this point onward, if I buy any other cloth diaper wipes, they’ll be Thirsties Fab Wipes.  It’s the only ones that have actually been husband approved in my house.  The husband found the Booty Luster spray to be “non-offensive.”  (That’s high praise from my husband.)  If you haven’t used Thirsties Booty Luster spray or Thirsties Fab Wipes, start!  (And pay attention, because there will be a giveaway from Cozy Bums coming up very soon.)

How to Make Cloth Baby Wipes

I am completely not the crafty DIY type.  Fortunately, I’ve met people online who are.  Devon, a local mom from Prince George, recently made cloth baby wipes.  Here’s how she did it.  Thanks, Devon!

I chose to use old receiving blankets. I actually bought 9 of them for $2 from another mom. I used them to make 30 7×7 wipes (double layer). I’m big into recycling, and this is a nice way to repurpose old receiving blankets.
Wipes can be made to your size preference, I went approx 7×7. I cut 2 squares of equal size. I used different blankets for each side because it’s cute:) put the squares right sides together, and stitch around the edges. Leave approx a 1 inch gap to turn the wipe right side out.

Turn the wipe right side out through the 1 inch gap you left

Turn in edges of the gap

Hand stitch the gap closed.

Completed wipe