Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Making Your Own Baby Wipes

Baby wipes are very expensive to buy, but so convenient to have on hand when you go to change a diaper. Just recently, I placed an order with the family-owned wonderful cloth diaper company based in Colorado, called Baby Cotton Bottoms. (If you haven't already checked out their site, please do!) I ordered a few extra new items to try, including their Flannel Baby Wipes. Written on their label is their solution mix for reusable cloth wipes:

2 tsp. Baby oil
2 tsp. Baby shampoo
1 cup water

Simply pour the solution over your cloth wipes and let the wipes absorb them in a plastic zip-lock bag or a plastic container. Then they're ready for use, on hand when you need them. My favorite oil is the Burt's Bees Apricot Baby Oil because I love the smell. (If you haven't tried Burt's Bees products, do so! I have been using their products for years. Since Aidan was born I have put the Burt's Bees Diaper Ointment on his little bum and he has NEVER had one rash.)

-Many types of cloth will work to use for reusable cloth wipes. Flannel and good absorbent cottons are great. Sometimes we cut up old cotton baby blankets or dishtowels we don't use anymore.
-Paper towels of course work well for a disposable baby wipe option. Try making your own disposable diaper wipes by clicking here.



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