Did you know that it's super simple and super cheap to make your own baby wipes?
You probably already have the ingredients in your home right now. These wipes are so inexpensive that you can take all the money you save on baby wipes and go shopping! Now that sounds like a great plan.
Here's what you need and how to do it.
2 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons baby wash
1 tablespoon baby oil or mineral oil
Half gallon sized plastic container. Rubbermaid #6 or #9 works well.
Take a paper towel roll and cut it in half. This may seem challenging, but with a good knife and a cutting board, it's actually quite simple. Just use a sawing motion. I prefer to remove the cardboard tubing now, but you can do it later if you'd like. To remove it now, get your fingers between the tubing and the paper towels and squeeze the tubing away for the paper towel and pull it out or you can wait til later to remove it. Take half of the paper towel roll, put it in a container. Save the other half for next time. Mix together 2-1/4 cups of water, two tablespoons of baby wash and 1 tablespoon of baby oil or mineral oil. Baby oil will have a fragrance, mineral oil will not. Then simply pour the water mixture over the paper towel roll. If you waited to remove the tubing you are going to reach in and pull out the cardboard tubing now. It may be easier to pull out once it's wet, but the cardboard will absorb some of the liquid. It will take about 30 minutes for the water mixture to absorb through the entire paper towel roll before it's ready for use. Then, when you need a wipe, just reach for the center and pull one out, very easy.
I found original Bounty work the best as they are strong when wet and soft on baby's bottom. So if a roll of paper towels costs $1.50, it will cost you a bit over $.75 for a batch of wipes. Can't be that! Oh and if the baby wash and baby oil are too much for baby's skin, leave it out. The wipes work just as well with only water.
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