DIY Baby Wipes

As new age mommies, we are becoming more and more aware and conscious of commercial products our children and us are exposed to. Advertising agencies do a good job of targeting our emotions and most of the times we end up buying (read spending) on a product we aren’t sure of and don’t even know what its really made of. This is a scary thought indeed. The last thing we want is saturate a baby’s sensitive skin with chemicals.

Following are two recipes for natural baby wipes. You can use them without a worry since you know what went into them.

RECIPE 1

  • 10 cup container (ex: rubbermaid, w/lid)

  • 1/2 roll of Bounty paper towels( or any heavy duty good quality paper towels)

  • 2 tbls of oil ( Try organic baby oil. Or use calendula, jojoba or virgin coconut oil)

  • 2 tbls of baby bath ( again this can be controlled depending on what you want)

  • 2 cups of mineral water

Cut roll of paper towells in half, remove center cardboard, mix liquid ingredients, pour on top of paper towels, pull first towel up. Each roll of towels makes 2 containers of wipes.

I have found that if I let them sit for about 1 hour all the liquid has enough time to absorb the entire 1/2 roll. I also have tried several brands of heavy duty paper towels, and have found that Bounty expands when wet and the others seem to shrivel up.

RECIPE 2

  • 1-roll of Bounty papertowels cut in half & cardboard removed

  • 2-cups mineral water

  • 2-Tablespoons each baby bath and lotion

  • 1-plastic bowl (about 6 cup capacity-with lid)

Bring water to boil and add baby bath and lotion.

Place one half of paper towel roll into plastic container, and pour solution over paper towels. Once cool, pull your “wipes” from the center of the roll. Keep sealed when not in use to prevent evaporation.

NOTE: Remember do not shake the liquid, it will foam up.

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