It’s always comforting to know exactly what goes into products you use on your precious little ones. This is especially important when they have sensitive skin like my son does.
When you are able do this for less than the cost of the regular product, who wouldn’t want in? These DIY Baby Wipes are a breeze to make.
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- Empty plastic flip-top wipes container.
- 2 cups water
- Roll of your paper towels of choice – I’ve tried out several different brands and have landed on these paper towels as my favorite.
- 2 Tbsp of Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbsp of your favorite liquid baby wash. This is where it’s really important. You want to make sure you use something gentle on baby and compatible with their skin. For us, we love Burts Bees Baby Wash.
It’s a quick and easy process:
- Cut the paper towel roll in 1/2 – this is probably the trickiest part. I have found that it’s easiest with a slicing knife.
- Place 1/2 the roll on end in the wipes container.
- Boil the water until it just reaches boiling.
- Stir in the Coconut Oil and Baby Wash.
- Slowly pour the water over the paper towels.
- Use the lid to squash down the wipes
until you can close the container. It may seem like it’s too big but keep squishing, it will close.
- Flip the container upside down and let sit until the paper towels are completely soaked. I always put it on a towel just in case, however, it has never leaked on me.
Use a slicing knife (or even an electric knife) to cut the roll of paper towels in half.
Pour in 2 Tbsp. of your favorite baby body wash into 2 Cups of hot water.
Mix in 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil. Stir until dissolved.
Place the half roll of paper towels on end in the plastic wipes container and slowly pour the mixed solution over the roll, soaking the paper towels.
Use the lid of the wipes container to squish down the paper towels. Keep squishing until it closes. Put the container upside down on a towel.
Decide How You Would like to Dispense the Wipes
Once they have a chance to cool, flip the container back over and decide how you want to dispense the wipes – most guides I’ve read recommend pulling the center core out and threading the center wipe through the lid. However, I have found that the wipes don’t stay connected very well and I tend to have to fish out the wipes more often than I’d like.
What I have found that works so much better (but does require just a bit of extra work up front) is to unroll the wipes and gently layer the roll into the wipes box.
Pull the center core out when you’re done. Thread the end of the wipes through the cover of the wipes container. They tend to stay better connected and feed through so much nicer when you unroll them.
And there you have it. These wipes are inexpensive and a breeze to make and totally fall into the I feel like a good mommy making them column. I hope you find this post useful and enjoy making these for your little one as much as I do!
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