My grocery list is about a mile long right now. It always is at the start of the month because that’s when I do my “big shopping” trip, complete with coupons and ads for price matching.
One item on my list is baby wipes. So when I literally StumbledUpon this post for DIY baby wipes, I figured I’d give it a shot since we’re in need. I dug around to review a few other recipes and decided to dive in and try to combine a few of them based on the items I had.
DIY Baby Wipes
– A small roll of paper towel (I learned mine was too big quickly! Buy the cheap, chemical-free kinds if you can)
– A sharp knife to cut the paper towel
– 1 tablespoon of baby wash
– ½ tablespoon of baby oil
– 1 cup of warm water
– A previously used wipes container
– Cut the roll of paper towels in half (hamburger style) with a sharp knife and remove the inner cardboard.
– Pour liquid over the paper towel. (After I poured half the liquid, I realized I needed to remove the inner cardboard!)
– Secure lid tightly and let sit for 10 minutes until all liquid is absorbed into the paper towels. Turn the container upside-down and allow to sit for another 10 minutes.
– Open container and start the roll by pulling a towel from the inside of the roll.
– Wipes are now ready to use – just make sure to close the container tightly after each use to avoid drying out.
I have to say – I LOVE the way these smell – much better than the off-brand I typically buy. And they seem to work pretty darn well, too. (With that said though, Little K doesn’t really have a sensitive tushy, so we’re lucky in that regard and can use just about anything.) The oil really makes them just as soft as regular wipes.
Is this process a ton cheaper than store-bought? It may save a little dough here and there, but considering I buy pretty inexpensive wipes in bulk anyways, it’s not a huge money-saver. But, it’s kind of fun to make, I like the smell, and it sure beats a run to the store just to buy wipes. I’m sure I will make these again.
Do you make any homemade products for your baby/child? Please share in the comments!