Are GroVia Cloth Wipes really the best? I once asked about the general opinion of who makes the best cloth wipes. Turns out there is a pretty strong consensus GroVia makes the best cloth wipes. These are the only cloth wipes I have purchased and I freaking love them. I also have a significant stash of DIY turned flannel cloth wipes I made when my first was born.
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I thought I’d take the guesswork out the game, and buy all the cloth wipes to give you a perspective on the situation. How do you know GroVia wipes are better if you haven’t tried all the other options? Over the past couple of months, I’ve picked up almost everything. There are a few I didn’t buy because of budget constraints, but if you can buying things from my affiliate links maybe I can try those next.
Cloth Wipes I’ve Tried
These links are commissioned to Canadian cloth diaper retailers.
- AMP Hemp Wipes ($12 for a set of 12, hemp bamboo cotton blend, 6.5″ x 8″)
- AppleCheeks Wipes ($ 14 for a set of 6, bamboo rayon cotton blend, 8″ x 8″)
- Bummis Cotton Wipes ($4.95 for a set of 6, unbleached cotton flannel, 8″ x 8″)
- Buttons Cotton Flannel Wipes ($10.95 for a set of 15, unbleached cotton flannel, 7.5″ x 7.5″)
- Buttons Velour Wipes ($9.95 for a set of 6, velour top and microfleece bottom)
- Flannel Wipes (DIY 100% cotton flannel in varying sizes, double layer and turned).
- GroVia Cloth Wipes ($15.95 for a set of 12, terry cloth – 88% polyester, 12% cotton, 8″ x 8″)
- Oko Creations Organic Cotton Baby Wipes ($10.50 for a set of 4, 80% cotton and 20% polyester, 9″ x 9″)
- Thirsties Fab Wipes ($14.75 for a set of 6, cotton and terry cloth, 8″ x 8.5″).
Yes, GroVia Cloth Wipes really is an amazing cloth wipe. If you try these, you won’t want anything else. This is a true story. They are double sided terry cloth meaning you never have to think about which side you want to use. The terry cloth is perfect for picking up poop and works great with liniment ointments.
A package does seem pricey, but at $1.25 each, GroVia Cloth wipes are fairly reasonable compared to the competitors – Thirsties work out to be $2.40 each, and the Oko is $2.62 each.
I prefer a bigger, thicker, cloth wipe. I like to have as much as space between me and the mess. I don’t like my hands feeling moist between wipes, so my preference for wipes is something a little thicker. However, I know a lot of people prefer thinner single layer cloth wipes – if that’s the case, then you might prefer something else.
Second & Third Best
If GroVia wipes suddenly seized to exist I would then by the Oko Creations Cloth Wipe. This wipe is very similar to the GroVia. It’s large, soft, and features an amazing terry cloth material. It’s the double thick and does have terry on one side and a smooth back on the other.
You’re probably going to be surprised by the cloth wipe I choose next. This wipe someone told me not to buy. I didn’t buy it. I accidentally received in my order.
Buttons Cotton Flannel wipe is kind of an awesome wipe. Very similar to the Bummis cotton wipe (and perhaps the two are really interchangeable as being my third favourite) I kind of love how simple this wipe is. Anything over 7″ square is a great size for my massive hands (coverage keeps the poop off my hands when cleaning tushes) and they really do clean up great. I’m kind of surprised because it’s just a single piece of flimsy cotton flannel, but I always use them up. It’s kind of weird how we make these subliminal choices. These are awesome for noses.
Price per wipe really drops when you go simple. Buttons works out to be 73 cents or so per wipe and the Bummis is $1.20 per wipe.
Less than optimal
I will not recommend the Buttons Velour wipes. The Candy Green apple is gorgeous, but I keep washing them hoping they’ll get better. It just seems to smear poop and make a bigger mess. I can’t recommend the Buttons Velour wipe.
The AMP cloth wipe is too small, and edges curl.
The Apple Cheeks cloth wipe just feels a little too synthetic because of the bamboo rayon, and I just don’t love it.
Thirsties Fab Wipes are not bad, but they aren’t great. They are a top contender, and I reach for them often. However, they are pricey, and they are a thick aggressive wipe. I don’t like that they have a right and wrong side with different material on each side).
What about my DIY flannel wipes?
They’ve been added to my stash of family cloth alongside my Omaiki Tushy Wipes. Nothing quite compares to the amazing power of a good terry cloth when cleaning bums and using liniment.
The Omaiki Tushy Wipes are awesome for family cloth. Nice and long they clean up great, but I think they are too big for using little kid bums. They are an awesome price only $1.20 per
wipe and made in Canada. By the way, I need disclose I am an Omaiki ambassador and I did get a package for free, but I also bought a package because I loved them.
Which are your favourite? Do you love them because they were cheapest? Have you tried others, or did you just buy it because of a recommendation? Is there a cloth wipe better than GroVia? Let me know and I’ll see about trying them out.