Making your own baby wipes will save you big $$ through the years!
Here is my favorite homemade baby wipes recipe. Of course, organic ingredients are always best:
- 1 Tbsp. Baby Oil, or your favorite natural alternative
- 1 Tbsp. Baby Shampoo/Body wash
- 1 Tbsp. Baby Lotion
Get 1 cup of water boiling in a small sauce pan. Once it reaches boiling, take it off the burner and add the above ingredients. Mix well until all is dissolved.
When the mixture is cooled off a little, either pour it over your wipes in an airtight container, keep it in a spray bottle to spritz your wipes before using, or do as I do and store it in a small, empty baby shampoo bottle to squirt on cloths as needed.
Now for the wipes themselves, you have a couple of options:
For a tossable wipe Viva brand paper towels are super soft, and strong enough not to fall apart when wet. Cut each paper towel into four squares for maximum usage. Before I started using cloth wipes, I used to store my paper towel wipes in an empty baby wipes container.
To save even more money, use baby wash cloths as reusable wipes. Alternatively, you can cut squares from those extra baby receiving blankets or old cotton T-shirts, and make your own. Just wash and use again!
Do you have a favorite homemade baby wipes recipe to share?