Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Homemade Baby wipes
A while back my husband's cousin Kim gave me a tip on how to save money by making my own baby wipes. I put off doing it for a long time because I thought it would be a lot of work. I just made them a couple of days ago, and I'm pleased to report that it really wasn't alot of work. And they work great- just as good as store-bought.
Here is what you need:
1 tall container (an old upright babywipes container or a tupperware)
1 strong paper towel roll (Bounty or Viva work well)
1 cup water boiled and cooled
2 Tablespoons baby shampoo
2 Tablespoons baby lotion
Vitamin E oil from 3 punctured caplets (optional- nice on baby's skin)
1 Tablespoon white vinegar (optional- to help avoid yeast and to inhibit mold in the wipes)
1. Cut the paper towels in half. I used a big serrated bread knife, but if you had an electric saw that would be even better. Don't worry about getting the cardboard center out yet.2. Whisk together the other ingredients in a bowl.3. Place half of the paper towel in the container (fringey side down).
4. Pour the solution over the wipes.
5. When the solution has penetrated the roll, pull the cardboard center out of the roll.
6. Pull wipes from the center and thread them through the opening at the top of your container. (My mother-in-law showed me that sometimes clipping the opening a little further back makes the wipes come through more easily without breaking off)
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