If you are currently in the diaper stage of kiddos, you know how quickly one child can go through wipes. In an effort to save money and the environment, I came up with a method for making reusable homemade baby wipes! I also cloth diaper, so it’s easy to just throw these right in with the diapers. You could easily make these homemade baby wipes even if you don’t cloth diaper. I also have an all natural homemade baby wipes solution recipe that is gentle on that baby’s bum!
Lula’s cloth wipes have been mysteriously disappearing and the ones that are left are getting a little nasty. So, I decided it was time to make a fresh batch of homemade baby wipes! I found some flannel in fun colors on sale and cut them into a bunch of rectangles. I just used an old wipes container as a guide and cut my flannel so that it will fit nicely in the container.
I used a blanket stitch to sew two pieces of flannel together so that they are fairly thick and durable. Notice I did not worry about making them perfect! Once you wash them, the edges will fray a bit and they are being used to wipe a baby’s butt after all, so no need being a perfectionist on this project!
Once I was done, I had a nice new stack that fit perfectly in our cute wipes container!
And now for my homemade wipe solution:
Basically you just need about 1 tsp of Dr. Bronner’s soap and about 2-3 drops of tea tree oil. Mix it with a few cups of water and pour over the wipes. Tea tree oil is naturally anti-bacterial and smells great! Much better than the store bought wipe smell. Some people prefer to put the solution in a spray bottle and spray it on a dry wipe before using. I prefer the other method just because it’s one less step. Either way works, though!
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