Thursday, January 8, 2015

DIY HOMEMADE BABY WIPES


By Talia Christine
Talia lives in New Zealand with her husband, Mr. Philip van der Wel and their 2.5 children. Talia writes a self titled blog which is a snapshot of their daily lives and her crafty side. She is also a blog designer (responsible for many recreations of The Beetle Shack) and tech guru with infinite knowledge around blogging and design. When writing for The Beetle Shack, Talia will share craft and sewing tutorials along with other helpful household hints.













My midwife and every nurse I've seen has asked about how to make our homemade wipes. It's so easy! So much cheaper than store-bought wipes. And so much better for Audrey's skin.

This is how we make ours.

You will need:

1 Roll of paper towels
1 Tablespoon baby shampoo*
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 cup of warm water
A round sealable container (large enough to hold a 1/2 roll of paper towels)

This recipe is for one half roll at a time.

-Cut the paper towel roll in half using a sharp knife. I used a bread knife. Place the half roll into your container.
-Mix the olive oil and baby shampoo in the warm water. Stir it quickly to make sure it's nicely mixed.
-Pour the mixture over the paper towels in the container. Let the paper towels rest about 5 minutes to soak up all the liquid.
-When the paper towels have soaked up the liquid remove the cardboard center carefully from the roll. Pull out the paper towels from the center. Your wipes are now ready to use!

We really love these wipes! I really prefer them for Audrey's skin. I find that her skin reacts better to the homemade wipes and her little bum stays soft from the olive oil. I tend to add a little less baby shampoo and a little more olive oil.

I've also used them to remove makeup. They rule.

Enjoy!

xoxo
Talia Christine


* Any baby shampoo could be used. If organic is your thing then go for it!


Talia lives in New Zealand with her husband, Mr. Philip van der Wel and their 2.5 children. Talia writes a self titled blog which is a snapshot of their daily lives and her crafty side. She is also a blog designer (responsible for many recreations of The Beetle Shack) and tech guru with infinite knowledge around blogging and design. When writing for The Beetle Shack, Talia will share craft and sewing tutorials along with other helpful household hints.

 

8 comments:

  1. That's great! Where do you store them? In a close box? For how long?
    Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I store them in the round container that I make them in (it came with a sealed lid). They last for around 2 weeks. :)

      Delete
  2. What brand of paper towels do you use? I tried this just now and the towels disintegrated.

    ReplyDelete
  3. After my son was potty-trained, we continued to buy these as they're very useful around the house.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Would it make a difference if I used a wipe warmer? Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. My mother had a great deal of influence over my dad... in a weird kind of way. After three years of ruined vacations, she put her foot down. She told him that we would never spend our vacations in a tent again. She got her way, but not in the way she expected. She won her argument; we never again spent our vacation in a tent. But dad got his way too; we never did spend money on a hotel room, instead, we spent his vacation in our own house. After I was twelve, we never again took a family vacation.
    http://packandplayhq.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. That's great! Would it make a difference if I used a wipe warmer?
    Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  7. A new born kid has sensitive skin so that you can use baby wipes to clean baby face, bottoms and hands.
    tissu bébé couche lavable

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em