Baby wipes are one of the essential baby items you should keep handy and always available everywhere you bring your baby with you. Whether you want to learn how to make your own homemade baby wipes, or you are just curious about it, this guide will help you understand your baby wipes deeper.
Why Do You Need to Make your Own Baby Wipes?
You probably have two reasons, or more, why you want to consider making your own homemade baby wipes. Not only are they cheap compared to the one you buy at the grocery store, but they are safer for your baby as well.
Hazardous ingredients in store-bought baby wipes
A popular brand of baby wipes claims that their baby wipes are safe for babies. Upon closer look of the ingredients, some are really good for the skin, but most of the main ingredients are harmful to the skin of the baby. If you are a health conscious mom and you do not want your baby to be exposed in any toxic chemicals, you should be aware of the baby wipes you use for you and your baby.
Some of the toxic chemicals are actually the leading causes of cancer and other chronic diseases and organ dysfunction. As you take care of your baby, you want to ensure the baby’s health, safety, and proper development. Instead of buying baby wipes from the local grocery stores, why not make your own baby wipes at home using natural ingredients.
Economic-wise homemade baby wipes
Homemade baby wipes are cheaper. You may not know how much you spend for the baby wipes, but to save on cost, making your baby wipes at home using safe and cheap ingredients will not only give you a whole lot of savings, but will also prevent your baby from toxic chemicals.
Different Homemade Baby wipes
Organic Cloth Baby Wipes
Cloth baby wipes can be washed and reused over and over again. Instead of throwing them away, the cloth wipes are easy to wash by hand or through a washing machine. This will save you a lot of money than opting for a pack of disposable baby wipes.
Since you are going to use the cloth baby wipes directly to the skin of your baby, you should not choose the bleached type. There are so many unbleached cloth baby wipes in the market, and they are just perfect for your homemade baby wipes.
Unbleached Cloth Baby wipes
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- Cotton flannel
The best cloth for baby wipes purposes are those without bleach. This cloth baby wipes come in set with different colored edges. As you notice, the color of the cloth is not as crisp white as what bleached cloths appear. It proves that the cotton flannel is not bleached and contains no chemical ingredients.
If you can’t find one in the market, you can also make an improvised cloth baby wipe by simply cutting your old shirts of cotton into small squares. Make sure they are washed and clean before you use them into your baby’s skin.
Now that you have your cloth already, it’s time for you to make your homemade baby wipe solution.
Solution for your homemade Baby Wipes
Making your own baby wipe solution is like experimenting on a new substance. You will need ingredients for this, but they are mostly available in your kitchen and in your home hygiene and medical kit.
Oil – Oil is one of the essential elements in the baby wipe solution. It helps the cloth to smoothly glide onto the baby’s skin.
Soap – Soap helps clean the skin from urine and poop.
Essential Oils – Baby wipes can be added with different essential oils like Tea tree oil or lavender for health benefits.
Water – Water is a basic ingredient for the solution because it makes the ingredients properly diluted for best results.
Antibacterial Organic Baby Wipe Solution
- 1/2 Cup water
- 1/4 cup Pure Aloe Vera Gel
- 1 Tablespoon Calendula Oil
- 1 Teaspoon White Vinegar
- 2 Drops Tea Tree Oil
These ingredients are organic, but if your baby has an allergic reaction to tea tree oil, it is best that you choose other baby wipe solutions. The vinegar is also an option that you may not want to include if your baby’s skin is sensitive to it.
Easy Solution for Homemade Baby Wipes
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 Cup Baby Oil
- 1/2 Cup Baby Wash
This is the simplest solution you can make for your baby wipes. Essential oils can also be added for better results.
Almond and Chamomile Baby Wipe Solution
- 2 Bags Chamomile Tea
- 2 Teaspoons Almond Oil
- 2 Cups Hot Water
Simple Application and Home Storage of the Baby Wipe Solution
The solution you made at home can be applied, used, and stored in simple ways:
- On a clean spray bottle, store your solution and spray it on the cloth baby wipe when needed.
- On a sports water bottle, the solution can be stored safely for easy pouring on a clean unbleached cloth when needed.
- In a sealable container, let the solution stay sealed to remain fresh and clean for dipping when the cloth baby wipe is needed.