Baby wipes and toilet paper are two of my least favorite things to buy. It just irks me to shell out hard-earned money to buy something that’s only going to be used for a few seconds.
Fortunately, before my son was even born, one of my friends gave me a plastic container, half a roll of paper towels and a recipe for homemade baby wipes. They’re wonderful, and the gift easily ranks among the most helpful I received.
I love knowing exactly what is in them, and they seem to work even better than store-bought wipes–at a fraction of the cost.
If you have young kids (or older ones who like to make messes), you might want to give these a try. Or, if you are looking for an inexpensive but very useful baby gift, you might pass the recipe on to a friend.
Homemade Baby Wipes
- 2 cups distilled water
- 3 Tablespoons baby oil
- 1 Tablespoon baby shampoo
- 1/2 roll of paper towels (a full roll cut in half cross-wise)
Mix water, oil and shampoo in a container large enough to hold the half-roll of towels. A tall, narrow container designed for loaves of bread works well.
Add the towels and put the lid tightly on the container. Turn the container upside down and let sit for 10 minutes. This gives the paper towels time to soak up the water mix.
Remove the cardboard tube from the paper towels and pull wipes from the center.
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