Instead of buying baby wipes at the store, I make mine homemade. All it costs is a roll of double quilted bounty paper towels and baby soap and baby oil which you already have for the baby. You cut the towel roll in half so you have 2 round halves. Pull the cardboard out of the center of one.
Buy a container with a lid that the towels will fit tightly into. Put 2 cups of water, 8 squirts of baby soap and 3 short squirts of baby oil. shake it up and put the towel roll into the container and close the lid. Turn upside down and let sit for about 10 minutes so the liquid can soak through.
Put the other half of the paper towels away for next time. Cheap and efficient! I discovered it when my son had an allergic reaction to store wipes and found it to be much cheaper and they last longer!
I have found that by making my own baby wipes we save a ton! They also seem to be stronger than the store bought.
Add a little Witch Hazel to your mixture. Don't remember who or where I got it but I do child care and go though a lot for hands. I don't think they would work as pop ups.
I've done the same sort of thing with cloth wipes. I use squares of flannel that I finished with a zigzag stitch around the edges. I put them in a tupperware container with water, baby soap, witch hazel and oil. They go into the diaper pail and get washed with my cloth diapers.
You can use these in pop up containers,you just pull the paper towel from the center of the roll after you have removed the cardboard and added your solution. Just feed it through the hole in the lid.
I still don't see how this is more cost saving than buying the Equate brand wipes. There are 800 in a pack for $3.80. The Bounty towels are that much for a double pack and there are only 100 sheets per roll. Even cutting them in half, you only have 400 wipes.
You can also use VIVA which is cheaper than Bounty.
Take Baby Wash (dollar store) and paper towels and make your own baby wipes! Use Bounty paper towels (or a really good brand) and fold them in fourths and line them in an old recycled plastic wipe container/tub. Then mix 1/3 cup baby wash to 2/3 cup warm water. Pour over wipes. Keep container closed. If they dry out just "wet with warm water and the baby wash will come back onto the wipe.
I have two small children 2 years old and 8 months old I go through more baby wipes than you can imagine in just a day. I am saving $13.00 a month which makes it well worth it.
I am doing a project on bounty paper towels and brawny paper towels and bounty paper towels soaked up more liquid than brawny!!
I've been using the Target Brand unscented baby wipes and tearing each one in half. This way they last twice as long. I believe it comes out to about 1cent each (per half)-I buy it by the case. I'd do the math with the paper towels, but I'm not sure how many are on a roll,etc. I like the idea of folding the paper towels into fourths and adding baby shampoo, etc, but that seems too time consuming.
I was pretty sure that i read somewhere that baby oil is not a good thing to use on infants. Is that true?
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