It just makes more sense to use homemade baby wipes rather than those that you can purchase in the store. These homemade wipes are much easier on your baby’s sensitive skin; they do not contain any chemicals that can cause rashes, nor any substances with long term negative effect. In addition, they are easy to make and are much cheaper
Hazards in Commercial Baby Wipes
On a rating scale of 1 to 10, Pampers Clean and God Wipes are given a rating of 5 for hazard and warnings for ingredients that could cause organ system toxicity, possible allergies and immunotoxicity.
Huggies Cucumber and Green Tea Wipes gets a rating of 7 for ingredients that have been known to cause cancer, developmental problems, organ dysfunction, immunotoxicity, allergies and endocrine disruption.
Taking these negative effect into account, it’s easy to see why some moms opt for homemade baby wipes.
Make Your Own Baby Wipes
The process is really easy, taking only minutes to do, and will not only protect your baby but save you a lot of money as well. Here’s what you’ll need to make your own homemade baby wipes.
- One roll of cheap paper towels
- Your favorite baby wash or baby shampoo
- Organic Olive Oil
1) Start by mixing 2 cups of water with 1 tablespoons of baby wash or baby shampoo. To this solution add 2 spoons of olive oil.
2) Cut the roll of paper towels in half, between the top and bottom, with a sharp knife. Place it in a large bowl and pour the liquid on top, letting it soak for ten minutes.
3) Turn the paper towels over to the other side and let them soak again for ten minutes.
4) Take the cardboard center and pull it out so that the inner paper towel comes up through the opening.
You can store these in a Ziploc bag of the gallon size. Some mothers choose to keep their homemade baby wipes in a recycled plastic container that can be tightly closed.