You may wonder what’s in commercial baby wipes and if they can irritate your infant’s sensitive skin. Maybe you’re interested in easy homemade baby wipes recipes.
You can make your own baby wipes easily! You can use something like paper towels if you just want to control what’s on the wipe and for budget reasons.
Or use cloth baby wipes (which can be washed along with your diapers).
When you use homemade baby wipes recipes you can either make your wipes solution in a bottle or put it right in the wipes container.
If you put it directly into the container your wipes are ready to go as soon as you need them. You may need to change your wipes every day or two using this method if you find they smell musty.
Another option, especially if you’re using a wipes warmer, is to keep the solution inside the container. Just use one hand to dip a cloth wipe into the solution, squeeze it out, and wipe baby!
If you want to put the solution into a small bottle find an inexpensive spray bottle. You can find small ones in the health and beauty section of most drug stores or beauty supply stores. When you need to wipe your baby wet your cloth wipe with warm water and then give a spritz or two of your wipes solution.
You can keep a small container with a tight-fitting lid filled partway with water at your changing station if it is not near a sink. Then have your wipes stacked up and your wipes solution next to the water container at the changing table.
Cloth wipes are truly easy to use. Or you can simply use warm water on your baby’s bottom unless you’re changing a particularly messy diaper.
If you notice that your baby is about to poop, you can always remove his or her diaper and hold baby over the toilet. Otherwise, your handy wipes are always available! Just pick one of these homemade baby wipes recipes and mix it up to have on hand.
You can premix your wipes solution and moisten a few wipes when you’re out and about. Simply place them into a re-sealable plastic bag, or into a travel wipes container and you’re ready to go. Throw them into the dirty duds bag or a plastic shopping bag along with your diapers when you use them.
*Note that you’ll want to use hot water for any recipe you choose coconut oil for, and you’ll get the best results using a wipes warmer. Otherwise, in cooler weather and climates the coconut oil will solidify into small chunks in your wipes solution!
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