Thanks to Christine for this Frugal Baby Tip!
I've never tried to wash the disposable wipes. For the last 6 months or so, I've been making my own washable wipes.
I bought a pack of 24 cheap blue washcloths at Wal-Mart for $4.99. I found them in the bathroom section, where all the towels and stuff are.
In a glass bowl, I mix about 1/2 cup of baby oil and just a drop of baby wash with lots of water. I dunk my washcloths in and wring them until they're still wet but not dripping, and store them in a Chubs wipes box (the ones that look like huge Lego blocks). About 10 wipes can fit in the box. Then after they're used, I just throw them in the diaper pail and wash them with my dipes.
Some may question the use of the baby oil, but I find it makes it MUCH easier to wipe the poop off the baby's skin. When I use just plain water, it seems too rough and makes it hard to wipe off. The oil also makes a sort of moisture barrier on his skin, and he never gets a rash. Besides the
small bit of oil on my wipes, I don't use any powder or creams on my baby at all. Of course, if your baby has very sensitive skin, you may not be able to use oil.
Category: Baby Wipes