Monday, July 16, 2007

Baby Wipes Recipe

Here is the wipes recipe that many of the comments were directed at. I haven't perfected it yet, but even the first attempt was satisfactory. The container I used was a bit smaller than regular wipe containers, so I measured it so that I could cut the paper towel roll accurately. That part was the hardest! I need to perfect the art of cutting the paper towel. I used a knife cause the scissors couldn't do it. The instructions say to pull from the middle of the roll. In that case, I would think that saving an old lysol wipes container would probably work better. I'm trying that next.

This recipe is for an entire roll, so two "batches" of wipes (at least). I did half a batch...that's all that would fit in my container. You have to use high quality paper towel. Tightwad Gazette suggests Bounty or Brawny, but my fave is Viva! I buy those anyway. One of my "splurges".
Cut the roll accordingly (in half or less depending on size and style of your container). Then remove the cardboard center.

2 1/4 Cups of water
1 Tbsp of baby oil
2 Tbsp of baby shampoo/soap

"Marinate" the cut portion of the paper towels in the mixture (ziploc bag worked well for me). turn it over so that the whole thing gets soaked. Then squeeze out a bit of the solution before transferring the wipes to your container. if you have them in a lysol type container, then pull from the middle. Otherwise, good luck!

7 comments:

It's a Mom Thing said...

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Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

I used to make mine with 1 scant Cup water, 2 TBS of each other ingredient. I'd throw it over the roll, then let it sit overnight-the liquid would wick through the whole roll-so it would all be damp but not too wet.

Found your blog from "Like Merchant Ships".

Nico said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe for the baby wipes. I'm going to go shopping for supplies and make them soon. I see lots of savings in my future. Thanks again.

Gem said...

I have tried these, but had the problem of them molding before we used them up. Any suggestions?

Gini (Hallquist) Young said...

Love the suggestion from Jenn@frugal upstate! I found that the whole wipes liquid was way too much when I made them. Then there was the question of molding. My guess...too much liquid, too warm a location. Maybe put them in the fridge overnight while your little one sleeps?! Just an idea! Ha!
Love the comments. keep them comming! I'm going to try next time with half the water amount! And yes, my cousin says the clorox/lysol wipes container thing works perfectly!

Gini

Anonymous said...

I also add 1 TB baby lotion as well. Just make sure the water is warm enough to "melt" the lotion!

starryfish said...

I just made the wipes over the weekend using your recipe. Love them! I've been making a lot of things from scratch lately, and just mildly considered doing the same for wipes. When I saw your post though, this looks so easy, I have to try it. Thanks for making me a convert!