Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Works-for-Me Wednesday

When our kids were little we used cloth diapers and made our own baby wipes. I loved knowing what went into them as Oldest was a little sensitive to the bought ones. In a few weeks, we will start watching a baby for a some friends when she goes back to the classroom, and I'm considering making them again. They last forever! Here is how we made them. Since most parents have these supplies on hand anyway, these are relatively inexpensive to make. Supplies:
  • 1 roll of Bounty paper towels (it's gotta be a really strong paper towel)
  • 2 TBSP Baby Wash (choose a natural wash!)
  • 2 TBSP Baby Oil(I've heard some people use olive oil
  • 2 Cups water (I like to use warm water, as it mixes easier)
  • Container to hold wipes (we used to use a 10 C. Rubbermaid container with locking lid, but we keep old crayons in it now). You just need something that has a locking lid
  1. Cut roll of Bounty. I mark the center using a ruler and ink pen, then used my electric knife (or you could use a sharp serrated knife) to cut the roll in half.
  2. Place 1/2 roll of paper towels in container.
  3. Pour solution over towels.
  4. Seal tightly and let set for a few hours or overnight.
  5. Open container, remove cardboard center, use from the middle.
  6. This will make two large rolls of baby wipes.
Wipes are great for cleaning off tennis shoes as well! This is what worked for me!

3 comments:

Lorie said...

I use to make those as well. I should start again. I use to give them in a cute little decorated container as baby shower gifts too. I had forgotten about them until I read this post. I'm envious that you get to keep a baby.

Blue Castle said...

Great idea. Thank you for sharing. I was just thinking how I could use some wipes. :)

Alicia said...

Thanks, I found the link!