Monday, August 24

Works for Me Wednesday: Homemade Baby Wipes

My little Peanut had a diaper rash that didn't seem to be going away. I just feel so bad, as the diaper rash looks so uncomfortable! :( A fellow mom from our church suggested I try using homemade baby wipes, as these are often less irritating on those little tender bums. I have been using them for about a month now and her diaper area is doing so much better...AND these are even cheaper than the big Costco brand value pack. Sooo, who can argue with that? The Costco brand runs about $0.02 per wipe and the homemade brand is about $0.01 per wipe, so it is about half the cost! Ha, ha! I know it's only a penny difference, however whatever makes her diaper area better--it definitely works for me.

Homemade Baby Wipes

You will need:

1 roll of good quality paper towels (I use Viva!)
2 cups water
1 tablespoon baby oil
1 tablespoon baby wash

Start by unwrapping the paper towels and cutting the roll in half with a bread knife:

I usually make just one batch at a time and store the other half for next time.

Measure out your water, baby oil, baby wash and mix thoroughly.

Place your half roll in a bowl and pour the liquid over the paper towels as evenly as possible. I usually flip the roll over and half way through.

Let sit for five minutes. Once the five minutes is up, you should be able to remove the cardboard tube easily.

I usually store mine in a Ziploc bag, however I've heard of using the cylinder dispensers that allow you to pull out one wipe at a time work well too. (I just didn't have one on hand, so this works as well.)

Homemade baby wipes work for me!

This post will be linked to We Are That Family.


Anonymous said...

I make these too! I use an icecream bucket as a dispenser at home. The ziploc bag is a great idea for on the go!


The Activity Mom said...

Wow! This looks a lot easier than I thought! Great idea!

Anonymous said...

quick note:

I learned from my mother-in-law that Cetaphil (or, in our case the generic equivalent) is a great substitute for the baby wash and/or oil. Cetaphil is one of those mysterious cleansers that doesn't need to be rinsed off. (????) It can be very pricey though, so I recommend shopping around for the best price.

We used this system (yay, for VIVA) for our last child and it worked great!!!! I'm getting ready to put it together for a cousin who just had a baby....

grateful for HIS grip,

Carla said...

Yay for homemade wipes! I just made some using Bath & Body works massage oil and body wash (these will be fore hands/faces)! They came out a little soapy so I just added some more water and then squeezed them out a few times so they weren't too wet. I had to laugh at my jagged edges...guess my serrated knife isn't very good! :) Thanks so much for posting this, Jackie! I want to make a batch for diapering, and might try the Cetaphil too since I just found a coupon for it! :) Thanks again! Love you!

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm the Beirut resident from the grocery cart challenge comments! This looks quick and easy, and I'm looking forward to giving it a go. Thanks :)


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