Now the idea of homemade diaper wipes might seem a bit hard-core, but if you’ve got little kids, you should totally give these a try! A friend who has had four kids gave me this recipe at a baby shower for my first. (I don’t know where she got it.) I didn’t actually bother making them till my second arrived, and now these are the household standard.
Not only is it way cheaper to buy the ingredients instead of refills every couple of weeks, I’m sure there are also fewer chemicals than the Pampers or Huggies varieties that smell like a perfume shop! They don’t rip (be sure to use Bounty paper towels – other kinds don’t work, I’ve discovered), and they feel great on baby’s skin.
Best Ever Baby Wipes
1. Cut a roll of Bounty paper towels in half, or take apart individual sheets and fold or cut to fit your container (or merely jam them in, like I do!).
2. Stand half roll upright in container (a 2-L. ice cream container works well), or stack your folded individual sheets in your container.
3. In 2-cup measure, boil 1-1/2 cups water in microwave. (Original recipe calls for 2 cups, but I found that to be too wet.)
4. Add 1-1/2 tbsp baby wash and 1-1/2 tbsp baby oil to boiled water.
5. Pour mixture over paper towels in container and pull out cardboard centre.
6. Pull wipes from centre of roll, use, and toss in the green bin when you’re done.