I am running out of store-bought baby wipes. I have come across lots of recipes for making them at home, and I never really wanted to try, mostly because, I figured I use few enough that just buying them was fine. Honestly, up to this point, it has been. We’ve used maybe 6 packages of wipes total since The Bump was born, 11 months ago because we really only use them on poop and she does that once a day most days. Sometimes she goes a day or two in between. Anyway, today, I opted to try one of the homemade wipes recipes, mostly because I just really didn’t want to go to the store. Then The Bump had a poopy diaper, and the wipes turned out to be pretty darned fantastic. This is what I did:
I took a roll of paper towels and cut it in half. I now have two short rolls of paper towels. I pulled the cardboard core out of the middle of one and stuck the paper towels, still rolled together, in a cleaned, gallon sized ice cream tub. I poured 2 cups of water and 1/3 cup of olive oil into a bowl and poured it in the middle of the paper towels in the ice cream tub. I put the lid on and cut an X over the middle and then I pulled the top corner of the first paper towel through the X.
When I tried them, the paper towel separated like a dream and popped through the X with no problem. The olive oil got all the poop off her butt with no problem. The olive oil left my hand pretty greasy, so I wiped it on the insert of the fresh diaper. I left the olive oil on her butt. I think it will probably help keep her rash-free and well moisturized.