Hello Ladies! I’m honored to be asked back to write a little something for one of my favorite blogs. I previously did a post on fun breakfast ideas for kids. My name is Dana. I’m a wife and busy mother of 4 wild children. Most days I would use the adjective “adorable” or “wonderful.” But after my day, I am being kind by just using “wild.”
Here I am with my twins, Camille and Maya.
Several months ago a dear friend taught me how to make baby wipes. They are fast and easy to make, work great, and smell wonderful! Not to mention you know exactly what you are putting on your baby’s sensitive skin. Plus you will be saving money!
Here’s what you need to get started…
Roll of paper towels (I prefer viva)
Tall Tupperware container
1 Tbsp of baby oil
2 Tbsp of your favorite baby soap or wash
2 1/4 cups of HOT water
Cut the roll of paper towels in half.
This is what it will look like…minus the obnoxious little boy in the background.
Remove the cardboard center. You will be pulling the wipes from the center of the roll like this.
Add the baby oil and soap to the hot water and stir.
Pour mixture over paper towels in container. Put on lid and allow the water to be absorbed (about 5 minutes).
It’s that easy. Even my 4 year old can make them with a little help.
Running into problems? FAQ.
What soap works best? You can use any soap you want. I love Aveeno and California Baby. I used Cetaphil this time around because one of my girls have been fighting a nasty diaper rash. It has been very gentle on her sensitive skin and the rash has almost cleared! Some soaps are more concentrated and “soapy” then others. Just adjust the amount used.
Baby is allergic to mineral oil? I read that you can use a tsp of tea tree oil instead. This probably would not smell as nice so you could add a single drop of lavender to tame the oder.
Why do I have a puddle of water at the bottom of my bowl? Your paper towel absorbency is probably different then mine. Simply adjust the amount of water used.
Mold Problems? We go through wipes so quickly at our house that I haven’t run into this problem. Remember that your homemade wipes are chemical free and don’t have any added ingredients to prevent mold from growing. Be sure to wash out the container between each batch made.
Have fun and don’t be afraid to experiment!
Bonus Toddler Tip:
OK. This may be a no-brainer for some of you, but it took me 4 children and numerous smashed fingers to figure this one out. My almost two year old twins are going through the “slamming door phase”. A blanket thrown over the top of the door and viola! No more smashed fingers!
I must say, I have to pat myself on the back for this one. 😉
Thanks for reading!