Baby Wipes_: Cloth Wipes

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, March 09, 2008 | 1 comments
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Thanks to Shawnda for this Frugal Baby Tip!

I actually do a combo of these things. I have a Wipe Warmer and I keep a pre-mixed solution in it, but I keep a stack of wipes next to it, and submerge as needed. Tea tree oil and baby soap ought to do just dandy. I have learned to stay away from adding baby oil (the Johnson & Johnson mineral oil kind) even though it's called for in many recipes.

It floats around on top of the water in the washer when I wash them with the diapers, and redeposits itself on the diapers when the water drains out. Ick.

Apricot oil is nice as an additive, as is Aloe Vera gel or liquid, Lavender essential oil, or Chamomile oil. Just play around with your recipe until you find one you really like.

There are several to get ideas from at .

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  1. I used to make my own baby wipes also. I would use the Viva paper towels cause they were so thick and I would use the baby oil lotion instead of plain baby oil. I found that adding the baby oil lotion helps in soothing and smoothing, but like you said if you add just plain baby oil it does get icky.

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