How to make Homemade Baby Wipes
When I started to cloth diaper the idea of using cloth wipes too was intimidating to me. It’s funny now, because they are really so simple, and I no longer have the problem of accidentally putting the disposable wipe in the cloth diaper & it going through the laundry (or finding somewhere else to set the dirty wipe while I put the cloth diaper in a wet bag.)
You can buy cloth baby wipes online at www.amazon.com, or you can make your own with old receiving blankets. I did this by cutting some hand-me-down blankets up into 8×8 squares & sewing them together (well actually my mom & sisters sewed them together for me, so I can’t really give specific directions for that part, but they said it was really easy.)
Baby Wipes Recipe:
- 1 small/medium squirt of Dr Bronner’s soap (we use lavender. about 1/2 a teaspoon maybe? I don’t measure.)
- 1 splash olive oil
- Enough warm water to wet all your wipes
After you’ve mixed the ingredients together in a mixing bowl, wet the cloth wipes. I keep the wipes in a Munchkin Baby Wipes Warmer. You can fold them over each other half-way so that when you pull one wipe out, the next one pops up.
Update: Started folding them while dry (picture below) & dunking in the mixing bowl of soapy water instead, which is a bit easier than folding wet wipes.
Once I use a wipe I put it in the wet bag along with the cloth diaper & wash them all together, so it’s really not any more laundry to wash.
There you have it – easy way to save your budget, baby’s body, & the planet.