Let`s face it - children are expensive! So saving where possible is always nice. While baby wipes
aren`t really on the top of an "expensive" list for your child`s needs, they are a must-have and are handy beyond the diapering years. Not only are they cheap and easy to make, but they are also way better for your chubby baby's bottom than the store-bought wipes!
What you need
- 1 roll Bounty Paper Towels (must be Bounty - I tried another brand against my friend's advice and they were terrible)
- A very sharp knife or an electric knife works best (We suggest using a Miter Saw)
- 1 T. baby wash
- 1 T. coconut oil (you can use other oils but coconut has lots of good benefits so it's a good choice)
- 1 C. water (make sure it is hot if you're using coconut oil so it'll melt)
- 1 container the appropriate size to house the wipes - you can even find nice ones at Dollar Tree!
1. Remove the cardboard roll inside the paper towels and cut the remaining paper towels in half. You can leave the roll in there and remove it as the final step; whichever works best for you.
2. Mix the baby wash, oil, & hot water around to make sure they wash and oil are evenly distributed.
3. Pour the mixture into your wipes container.
4. Add the cut paper towels and let sit for about an hour until all the liquid spreads throughout the paper towels.
5. Pull wipes from center. To make them more travel-friendly, I take a hunk out and put them in a quart-size ziploc
. It's unbelievably easy!
Best part about theseâ€¦they do not contain alcohol and they are super-soothing for those delicate areas, especially if you're dealing with a diaper rash. Just make sure you get the right size Bounty.
I bought rolls that were too big once and I couldn't fit them in my container!