Baby Wipes are expensive!
Not only that, but we go through them SO fast in our house! Now that little A is getting older, especially, it's so easy to grab a wipe and clean his face, hands, or some other random part of his body he's gotten messy. Like diapers, I just had a hard time justifying spending so much money on something we're using to clean poo.
Not only that, but recently there was a scare where parents thought there was glass in their Huggies baby wipes. And while I'm not really sure what it was in the wipes, I'm not sure if I'm comfortable rubbing it on my son's skin countless times per day.
So, I decided to make my own!
So, we make our wipes with paper towels. I've found Bounty to be the best. Honestly, take my word on this: it's worth it to shell out the extra cash for Bounty paper towels. We went through our trial and error phase. Many of the cheaper brands just rip into tiny shreds- not ideal for...well, you know. Bounty not only holds together the best, but you also get the most bang for your buck. They really are absorbent!
Anyway, we pick up one of the big packs from Sam's Club. It saves us from having to make tons of trips per month to the grocery story, and it also saves us money.
So, you pretty much want to cut the entire roll of paper towels in half- like this. You see that nice cut? These rolls are HUGE, so they're pretty difficult to cut. I've just been going at it with a knife, but if anyone has a suggestion, I'm totally open to them.
Once you have the roll split in two, just toss both rolls into their own separate bowls. Each roll will now get their own mixture of
2-3 cups water
2 tablespoon oil of your choice
2 tablespoon baby soap
I typically use the olive oil pictured above, but I use coconut oil often as well. You want to mix everything together really well (melt the coconut oil), and then dump half of it over the roll of paper towels. Make sure you're getting it everywhere.
Let it sit for 2-3 minutes. Flip it over, and dump the remaining half over the other side.
After another two to three minutes, the roll should be wet enough to easily come out of the center. Pull the centermost paper towel out like a tissue, and there you have it!
Currently, one bag lasts us a week or two, so we're using less than 2 rolls per month! I haven't actually sat down and done the math, but I feel like we're saving money.
Not only that, but I know exactly what I'm rubbing on my baby's sensitive skin.
And that peace of mind is worth it to me.
Until next time,
Labels: baby, baby wipes, Bounty, infant, paper towel, Sams Club