I'm all for easy, so after snooping around on the internets a bit to see what kind are out there and how much they cost I realized that I can totally just make my own. There are a variety of fabrics out there that are being used for cloth wipes- including flannel, terry, velour, bamboo, cotton and I'm sure the list goes on. I decided to try flannel because it's inexpensive, readily available, and it rates high on the softness and durability factors according to those in the know.
I just picked up some flannel remnants at Pacific Fabric Outlet because I don't really care what the design is when it comes to butt-wiping material. I chose a couple of prints that felt especially soft and that you couldn't "feel" the printing on, because that just seemed kind of weird and like it might be uncomfortable.
I pre-washed and dried the material and then cut 8" squares. I was able to get 20 squares from just shy of a yard of fabric, and by stacking two together and sewing a simple zigzag around the edges I ended up with ten nice soft wipes for just a couple of dollars.
I think these will be perfect for cleaning up Junior's bottom once they're soaked in a little homemade wipe mixture and kept in a wipes warmer. The wipes warmer which, by the way, was actually vetoed by dear hubby quite vehemently. Perhaps it's a luxury, but I think Lincoln might appreciate a nice warm cloth on his bum instead of a cold wet rag.
Fortunately, moms come pre-equipped with veto override power, so stay tuned for the appearance of that particular piece of baby gear in the coming months!