Baby Wipes_: Avoid Mineral Oil

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, April 02, 2008 | 0 comments
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Thanks to Shawnda for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Well, in my wipes, I use a squirt of California baby bath and body wash (Baby Magic or Castile soap works too) and about 2-3 drops Lavender essential oil and 1-2 drops tea tree oil with about 2 cups water.

Lately I've started adding about 2 teaspoons of apricot kernel oil or almond oil to the mix. Just steer clear of mineral oil. It can be drying and if you wash the wipes with your diapers, it can leave an icky coating floating in the rinse water that tends to get re-deposited on the dipes as the water drains out. ick. Kade kept having diaper rash and it went away after I quit adding mineral oil (baby oil).

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