Thursday, November 16, 2006

Make Your Own Baby Wipes

If you buy Baby diaper wipes, you can save money by making your own.

Homemade Diaper Wipes Recipe

  • 1 roll of high-quality paper towels, washcloths, or homemade rags

  • 2 Cups water (boiled for 10 mins then cooled)
  • 1 TBS baby shampoo
  • 2 TBS baby oil

Pour liquid ingredients into a measuring cup or a bowl, and stir.

Pour over homemade rags that were placed in an empty diaper wipe container or tupperware-type container (old, hemmed t-shirt material works great for this).

If you use paper towels, cut the roll in half to make them smaller and pull the cardboard center out. Pull the paper towels out from the center.

Rags or washcloths are much better for this (and cheaper if you use what you already have), but they either have to be washed or you will need a large stash of rags to replace what you throw away.

I had trouble with the paper towels tearing after awhile, and unless you already have one of the cylindrical containers, it's difficult to find something that the paper towels will fit into. But some people prefer paper towels.

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