home made baby wipes…
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home made baby wipes…


My wife and i have been making our own diaper wipes for a few years now. I love that they have no alcohol in them, and that we don’t have to buy packaged wipes and throw away the wrapper every time we run out of wipes. They are also biodegradable and can be flushed.

I know you don’t have any use for them, but seeing as how you are not the only one reading this blog, I thought I would share the recipe anyway.

You will need:

1 tbsp Johnson’s baby wash

1 tbsp Johnson’s baby creamy oil (the pink cap)

2 cups warm water

1/2 roll non-printed paper towels

1 large air tight container

For the 1/2 roll of paper towels, you will want to cut the paper towel roll in half. A serrated bread knife does the trick nicely. You can leave the cardboard center of the paper towel roll in there until after you pour in the solution. Mix the lotion, baby wash and water together in a bowl and stir it until the lumps of lotion are dissolved. Pour the solution over the paper towels, and seal the container. Leave it for about ten minutes and then open it and remove the cardboard center. The paper towels will dispense from the center and you can tear them off on e at a time.

If you have resealable baggies at your house, you can use them to take the wipes with you. They are great to have around even for the older kids when you go out to eat or need something with a little more cleaning kick than a dinner napkin.

Just another way that we try to avoid packaging from the store and make things around the house a little more environmentally friendly. I’ll talk about the cloth diapers another time.


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  1. Dude:
    This is awesome. Avoiding even a little bit of the ridiculous disposable crap of childhood is a step in the right direction.
    From someone who is not your dad! ;

  2. I just started makeing my own wipes solution, it’s great so far! Instead of using paper towels, I’ve been using flannel clothes and baby washclothes and washing them with the cloth diapers. Any thoughts from anyone?

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