Saturday, April 30, 2011

Homemade Baby Wipes

So when I decided to take the cloth diaper plunge, I also decided to give cloth wipes and homemade wipe solution a try. It is more natural but my main reasoning was (as always!) to save money. I've used all kinds of fabric for making cloth wipes but I really like to use old t-shirts so I just save ours up and cut them into the size I want when I need more wipes. I have also used some old pre-folds and dish towels.

If you search online, you will find endless recipes for wipe solution. I use 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of baby wash. You can also use baby lotion in place of the olive oil (which I did this time because I'm low on olive oil). I like to just spray the wipes as I need them. If we are on the road or have a real *ahem* blowout diaper, I just use regular wipes or I sometimes pack homemade disposable wipes for the road using paper towels that I cut into the appropriate size. I just put them in a baggie with a little of the solution.

I'm wishing now I would have put my new solution in this cute spray bottle that I recently got from the Target dollar bin but I already filled it with part water and part conditioner to use as a detangler spray on Ellie's unruly curls :)


  1. Kristen,

    That is about what I do except I ended up buying the cloth wipes because I was uneducated at the time :(. Your blog is great! I really need to get mine linked on facebook and actually keep up with it. It's just hard sometimes. :(

  2. Thanks Julie! At least now if you need more wipes, you can make them :) I enjoy your blog too - hope you are able to get to writing more soon!