Have you ever wondered how to make your own baby wipes? It really is simple and can save a ton of money. I recently did this for Davis in order to keep chemicals off of him while wiping. He was suffering from a diaper rash caused by thrush and it was highly recommended that I NOT use store bought wipes. Here’s a blend of ingredients that I found that I believe helped to speed his recovery.
What you will need:
1 Roll of quality paper towels cut in half (the cheap brands will not hold up)
1 large container with a lid (I used our rice steamer)
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon baby wash (I use Burt’s Bees because of the Aloe and natural ingredients)
1/2 tablespoon baby oil (I use Exederm because it was what I have on hand that was free from allergens)
3 drops of lavender essential oil (anti-fungal, soothing)
3 drops of tea tree essential oil (anti-fungal)
Gallon sized Ziploc bag
Cut your paper towel in half using a sharp knife. A serrated knife works best (think bread cutting).
Place half of your paper towel roll into the container.
Mix together all of the wet ingredients and pour over the paper towel roll evenly in a circular motion. Of course, you can leave out the essential oils and still have a great wipe. I added those to help the thrush heal quickly.
Place the lid on the container and let this sit for 10 minutes to allow the mixture to soak through. After 10 minutes flip the container upside down and let sit for another 10 minutes. This allows the mixture to evenly distribute through the paper towels and soak in.
Once you have your towels have soaked, reach into the middle and pull out the cardboard.
Find the loose towel in the center and pull up to get your wipes roll going (just like store bought).
Place the roll into a gallon sized Ziploc bag for storage. You could even portion some of it out and place into smaller Ziploc bags for on the go.
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