Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Homemade Baby Wipes

We all know diapers and wipes get expensive quickly.  Here's an idea if you are looking to save a little money on baby wipes - Make your own baby wipes at home.  It is so easy, I wish I had started this sooner.

This homemade version costs just pennies and if you are super thrifty, you can save even more by using coupons for the paper towels.  Try not to skimp on quality though.  A thicker, better quality paper towel is better for this task.   

Homemade Baby Wipes

1 roll of Bounty (or another thick, quality brand) paper towels
2-1/4 cups of water
2 Tbsp. baby bath or shampoo
1 Tbsp. baby oil

  1. Cut the roll of towels in half (an electric knife works well) and place in a container.  You can also separate the towels into a neat pile that will be ready to use.
    2.   Mix all liquid ingredients together and pour over top of the towels. 

    3.   Let the liquid absorb into the towels.  When ready to use, remove the
          cardboard center (if you left it in) and pull the towels from the middle.

Baby wipes..... fast, inexpensive and easy!  I also reuse all the wipes containers I have collected over the past 22 months to store the homemade wipes in.  I also put the recipe to the front of the wipes container so it is easy to find when I need to make them again.

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