Due to the arrival of our sweet little boy, my crafting time has had to take a little break. So instead of a fun little craft post by me, you are getting a practical DIY project — baby wipes — very fitting don’t ya think? When I had my first son, my book club friends shared this recipe for homemade baby wipes. I just love them and have been making them for the last 4 years. I’m actually on my second container since I wore out the first one.
Start with a roll of paper towels. I like the Bounty Basics towels the best. My husband used to cut them with his saw, but now I just use a knife to cut through the paper towel roll. Works fine and I don’t have to wait for the hubby to cut them when I need them.
There’s not much to these wipes — so easy and cheap!
Homemade Baby Wipes
2 cups water
3 Tbsp baby oil
3 Tbsp body wash
1/2 a roll of paper towels
Mix the baby oil, water and body wash in a sealed container. Place the paper towel roll inside as well. Seal the container and turn it upside down. Let it sit and soak up the liquid for about 5 minutes.
Pull the cardboard tube out from the paper towel roll at the end of the 5 minutes.
To use the wipes, pull the first towel piece from the center and tear at the perforation. As long as you keep them in a sealed container they stay moist for a long time. With a new baby they just don’t last all that long anyway 😉 These also work great to clean up kids after messy craft projects or sticky treats!
Who couldn’t love that face? Here’s Bennett’s one-month picture. He will be 6 weeks old tomorrow. My how fast the time goes. Hope you enjoy the wipes as much as I do!