Saturday, March 15

Homemade baby wipes

I was stocking up on new baby essentials and couldn’t believe a) the cost of baby wipes, b) the ingredients of baby wipes, and c) the anti-eco-friendliness of baby wipes.

Firstly, I’ve taken care of enough babies (as a nanny) to know that many times you can easily clean with water and paper towel or cloth towel and nothing more. Sometimes even just running a bottom under water (never a tap in case water temperature suddenly changes). However, for very messy bums or just for those that want that baby wipe method, we can make our own.

Benefits:

Like for like, there is an average of 3/4 savings over a year.
Better for the environment.
Better for baby’s skin.

Paper towel Method:

- Roll of paper towels, good strong quality (if recycled even better!)
- Water (about 2/3 cup)
- Olive oil 1 tbsp
- Baby wash 1 tbsp (anti-bacterial, or tea tree oil)
- Essential oil few drops (optional) - calendula, tea tree, etc

Cut the roll in half. Save half for next batch.
Take out the cardboard centres.
Place in suitable container.
Pour over mixture.
Allow to soak through.

Note: you either need an anti-bacterial wash or, as I prefer, add a few drops of tea tree essential oil, or the towels could get musty or even mouldy.
Any container will do, but if you can find a cylindrical one, where the towels would be standing up as it were, you can then easily pull individual towels from the centre of the roll.

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