Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Homemade Baby Wipes = Savings in the Pocketbook

You can find the full list over at Rocks In My Dryer.

Back when I first started staying home with Graycen, I was trying to find things to save us money. Some routes I went were making things myself. I found a "recipe" for Homemade Baby Wipes in Super Baby Food and thought I would give it a try. Well, they were super easy to make and I was saving money! YAY! So, here are instructions on how to make your very own baby wipes!

What you need:
  • Round plastic container (Rubbermaid #6 or #9 works well )
  • A roll of white paper towels (I prefer Viva, since they are strong yet soft)
  • Sharp knife to cut paper towel roll in half
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons baby shampoo or baby wash - either works fine
  • 1 Tablespoon baby oil

What you do:
  • Cut the roll of paper towels in half with a knife and remove the inner cardboard core - it works best to use a pliers to take the cardboard out.
  • Mix liquid ingredients in container.
  • Place the paper towels in the container with the cut side facing downward.
  • Secure lid tightly and allow to sit until all liquid is absorbed into the paper towels.
  • Turn the container upside-down and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Open container and 'start' the roll by pulling a towel from the inside of the roll.
  • Wipes are now ready to use.


Monkeymama said...

What a neat idea!

Kaci said...

Thanks so much for this. I started cloth diapering and my first order came with a sample of a wipe solution that you dissolve in water. I have been using Viva paper towels & a spray bottle to wet them, but it makes a lot more sense to let the towels absorb the solution.

Anonymous said...

You are so resoucefull... Mama is proud........ love ya

Marketing Mama said...

Very impressive Kristine! Do you still do this now? :)

Beth said...

I'm looking at the book right now for playdoh. I haven't made the wipes as they are just so cheap in the scheme of baby things for me, but as you know everything counts. I loved making my own baby food.

Good job!