Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thrifty Thursday: Homemade Diaper Wipes

Buying disposable wipes can get pretty pricey! I have started saving a small fortune by making my own wipes, and it’s not as hard as you might think!

Home made diaper wipes do not take long to make, and at a cost of 50 cents a box, you’ll be so proud of your frugality!

Here’s the recipe:

1 roll of paper towels
2 T. baby oil
2 T. baby bath or shampoo
2 cups boiled water, then cooled OR distilled water
Old diaper wipe container (any airtight container will do)

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Each roll of paper towels will make two boxes of wipes. Tear apart the towels and fold them to fit into the box.

Mix the remaining ingredients in a large measuring cup. Place half of the towels in the box, then slowly pour the liquid over the towels, making sure to cover them evenly. Then add the remaining towels and pour the remaining liquid over them.

After the towels have set for a short while, they will absorb the liquid more evenly and will keep fresh for several weeks.

Be proud of yourself for saving money, but more than anything else enjoy that precious little baby, they grow up so fast! Sing songs or nursery rhymes while changing those diapers, make the most of every moment you have together.

1 comment:

Gallant Family said...

I have made some of my own wipes too! My 'recipe' was a bit different, but I thought that in some ways, mine were better than the store bought kind. Yeah for saving money. I'll keep watching for more deals on Thursdays! Thanks Bobbi :0)