Review: Cotton and minky-backed cloth wipes by Zookiescrafts

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I’d like to introduce you to Michele Zook, the entrepreneur behind Zookiescrafts. She is one busy lady!~

I am a mom, wife, volunteer, musician, and artist. I was an elementary school teacher prior to having kids and knew that I wanted to stay home with them. My husband’s work schedule is long and erratic at best, so working from home helps to provide some normalcy to our household. I used cloth diapers with our children, so the idea to make my fun diaper covers started there. I also make other cloth diapering items like wet bags and wipes; other baby items like bibs and blankies. Every babe should have a minky blanket! And I also utilize fabric scraps with the reusable baggies and memory games that are in the shop. -Michele

The first thing I noticed about Michele’s well-stocked shop is how cute and creative her products are. The second thing I noticed was the¬†variety of items. This WAHM (working-at-home mom) has a lot to offer…cloth diaper covers, receiving/swaddle blankets, girls’ skirts and dresses, cloth wipes, beanies, wet bags, loveys, crayon wallets, pacifier clips, and more!¬†Michele also is open to custom orders, so contact her on Etsy or on her Web site if you have anything in mind!

Michele sent me a set of six cotton and minky-backed cloth wipes to review. If you’ve never used cloth wipes, read my post on using cloth wipes and wipe bits solution HERE.

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Cotton on one side- minky on the other!
Cotton on one side- minky on the other!

The set comprises two wipes with polka dots, two wipes with black and pink skulls, and two wipes with skulls and barbed wire. The back of each wipe is made of a light pink minky fabric.

3 different cotton prints. Light pink minky on opposite side of each.
3 different coordinating cotton prints. Light pink minky on opposite side of each.

Each wipe measures 8″ by 8″, so they’re quite large. In the photo below, I’ve placed one of the Zookiescrafts wipes underneath an OsoCozy¬†wipe, so you can see the size comparison.

OsoCozy flannel wipe above Zookies Crafts wipe
OsoCozy flannel wipe above Zookiescrafts wipe
Our experiences:

I love minky fabric for babies (and myself!). Minky is a very soft, plush, silky-feeling microfiber fabric. It’s generally made of 100 percent polyester. We used these wipes to clean Baby J during changes. We also used them to wipe his runny nose, and his face after he ate. I grabbed one and used it on his high chair tray a couple times, as well. Each time, the wipe worked great for the task. I prefer cloth wipes over disposable, because I think they generally do a better job of cleaning messes. The minky side was very soft against my son’s skin, but the cotton side was fine as well.

We have other cloth wipes that we use, but these ones by Zookiescrafts are definitely thicker and a little bigger. So all in all, they cover a larger area and are more absorbent. And they look adorable! One of the many reasons I chose cloth diapers over disposables is because they’re so much cuter. Why not have the same with our wipes?

The wipes fit nicely in our wipes warmer without having to do any rearranging or weird folding.

Dry Zookies Crafts wipes in warmer
Dry Zookiescrafts wipes in warmer
Wet Zookies Crafts wipes in warmer
Wet Zookiescrafts wipes in warmer

Zookiescrafts is having an inventory reduction sale right now! Check them out on their Web site HERE. For updates, follow Zookiescrafts on Facebook and Twitter.

Michele is sponsoring a prize for the Bellies to Babies giveaway hop event that starts this Saturday, January 5! Get a head start on your giveaway entries, by following Zookiescrafts on Facebook and Twitter at the links above! 

Note: I received a complimentary set of cotton and minky-backed cloth wipes by Zookiescrafts to review and was not compensated for this post. I was not asked to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed above are my own and may differ from those of others.

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CLOSED Giveaway: New Year’s Stash Bash Dec. 26-Dec. 31

One of my favorite WAHMs, Diapers by Chris, has organized an awesome fluff and mama giveaway with several other WAHMs (working-at-home-moms). One person will win 6 different prizes!

Prizes are:

  • AI2 from Diapers by Chris
  • Pocket diaper¬†from Golden Bums
  • 4 re-usable nursing pads¬†from Golden Bums
  • 6 cotton velour wipes¬†from Macaroni Baby
  • Set of 2 reusable snack bags¬†from Padded Patootie
  • Your choice of a¬†hybrid fitted diaper from Up Fluff

The winner will be announced on New Year’s Day. Add Diapers by Chris on Facebook to keep up with the giveaway!

Enter the giveaway HERE.

Curious about Diapers by Chris? Read my review on a custom fleece fitted diaper by Diapers by Chris.

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Holiday deals on cloth diapers and other eco-friendly baby/mama items!

There are so many Internet deals out there right now for baby and mama-items that I thought I’d share the ones I’d found:

  • Bouncing Babies is having a daily sale for each of the 12 days of Christmas. Click HERE for more info.
  • Diaper Junction is celebrating their 10th birthday with double reward points (!) and free shipping on all orders. ENDS TOMORROW! Click HERE to visit.
  • Eco Mom is also celebrating the 12 days of Christmas with daily deals. Today there are deals on select cloth diapers! They’re also having double donation days. This means any purchase you make goes toward feeding two hungry children. Click HERE for more info.
  • Kelly’s Closet is having 12 days of diapers, with daily cloth diaper or accessory sales. Click HERE to see the daily deal.
  • Target has a slew of baby products on sale. Click HERE to view.
  • The Cloth Diaper Outlet currently has yellow one-size pocket Knickernappies diapers on sale for $13.95 (usually $21.95). They will also be participating in Free Shipping Day, Dec. 17, and you’ll receive your order by Christmas. Click HERE for more info.
  • Diaper Safari is having several deals on cloth diapers and accessories. Check their sale page HERE.
  • Nicki’s Diapers is having some great sales (up to 75% off) on select toys as well as Imagine Baby products and diapers. For every Imagine cloth diaper you buy, Nicki’s will donate one diaper to a child in need! Click HERE for more info.

These are sites I frequent that always have deals going on:

Have I missed any? Feel free to share them below, and thanks!

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