Family Cloth Wipes

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Family Cloth Wipes can be defined in a lot of ways. They can be used as diaper wipes, washcloths, napkins, tissues, etc. Today we are going to talk about them as something a little different. If you hear the term Family Cloth then they may be referring to cloth toilet paper.

I have talked about a lot of eco-friendly alternatives on this blog haven’t I? Before trying out each one, I was a bit nervous. Cloth diapers? Was I crazy? Why would I want to wash those? Mama Cloth? No way would I ever try that! Gross! I cannot say how many times I wish I had done both of those options sooner. My family uses cloth everything. Why shouldn’t I use cloth toilet paper too?

Family Cloth

Family Cloth

Have you ever wondered the history of toilet paper? What did people use before it was invented? Well, just use your imagination: grass, leaves, fur, mussell shells, corncobs, stones, pieces of clay…and the list goes on.

1886 came about perforated, medicated, rolled toilet paper. In 1935, Northern Tissue advertised “splinter-free” toilet paper. Yep, you read that right; early paper production techniques sometimes left splinters embedded in the paper.

So cloth doesn’t sound so bad does it?


I have to tell you that they sat near my potty for a couple of days as I stared at them each time I went into the bathroom. Finally they screamed ‘pick me up! use me!’ and I did. I was like ‘ahhhhh….so soft and nice…’ I began using them each time I used the restroom, but haven’t worked my way up to number two yet. I believe I will one day soon though. Was that too much info? 🙂

Into my zipped up wet bag it went. At laundry time I dumped them in with my diapers (or recommended a load by themselves since we don’t all have babies in cloth!) and they came out even softer. These are great wipes!

Family Cloth

They are made of 100% cotton flannel and are double layered. They measure 6X 8 and are professional serged with rounded corners.

Etsy’s Family Cloth Wipes sells them in sets from 15-45 so you can set that fits your needs. Maybe one set for your bathroom and another set to keep in the kitchen to use with messes. So many options!!


Win a set of the 30 wipes pictured below!

They are great huh?

Edited to add years later: I still LOVE these and use them daily!

Family Cloth


Family Cloth Wipes sent me cloth wipes for review. I was not compensated in any way and all opinions are my own.