Making your own baby wipes will not only save money, but you will know for sure that no harsh or drying chemicals are touching your baby's bottom.
Time Required: 15 minutes
- Cut the roll of paper towels in half with a knife and remove the inner cardboard core.
- 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.
- These also make a great gift for new parents. You can decorate or personalize the container and, of course, be sure to include a copy of the recipe.
- Save the other half of the roll for use next time you make wipes.
- Make sure the container is closed tightly after each use to prevent drying out.
- When your baby is older and his skin is less sensitive, you can add about a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol to the mix.
What You Need
- Round plastic container (Rubbermaid #6 or #9 works well)
- Thick, strong roll of white paper towels
- Sharp knife to cut paper towel roll in half
- 2 cups water that has been boiled and cooled to room temperature
- 2 Tablespoons baby shampoo or baby wash
- 1 Tablespoon baby oil