Sunday, February 21, 2010

Baby Wipes Made at Home

Having twins in the family we use LOTS of baby wipes. The other day I happened to find this on the internet and thought I would give it a try. I really do like them, probably better than the name brand. The smell is wonderful and we don't have to worry about any harsh or drying chemicals touching our babies bottom.

The process is easy and only takes about 15 minutes. This is my first tutorial so hopefully it is helpful.

Products needed: Round plastic container, thick paper towels, sharp knife, 2 cups water that has been boiled and cooled to room temp. 2 tablespoons baby shampoo or baby wash, 1 tablespoon baby oil. We like lavender so you see that is what I chose.

First, start by boiling 2 cups water and let cool to room temp.

Cut roll of paper towels in half with a sharp knife. I would suggest smooth blade not serrated.

Remove the inner cardboard core.
Mix the ingredients in container. Place the paper towels in the container with the cut side facing downward. Secure lid tightly and allow to set until all liquid is absorbed into the paper towels.
Turn the container upside-down and allow to sit for 10 mins.
Open the container and 'start' the roll by pulling a towel from the inside of the roll.
Wipes are now ready to use. I really like them and will save a TON of money. They are gently enough to be used to remove make-up as well. The smell of lavender is so much better than that 'other' smell you get with commercial wipes. Let me know how you like them.


Belle (from Life of a...) said...

My goodness...I'm very impressed!

Dorothy said...

What a neat idea! No babies here, but I could use it to remove make-up!
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Sharon said...

Wow, YaYa! this is great! You know we have a baby in the family now and I'm for sure going to be trying this one. Thanks for sharing. It's great!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Those are really good!

When my daughter was born, her pediatrician taught us how to make these.