Man, I hate this topic, but my poor, teething Baby C has been having THE worst bowel movements lately. It has brought on a renewed appreciation for my favorite baby wipes and homemade wipe solution, so I figured I would blog about it.
If you know me, you know I like natural, but am also all about convenience. I always have Seventh Generation wipes or Water Wipes on hand for a convenient, natural option. However, there is really no wipe that cleans like these awesome, affordable reusable bamboo wipes. Absolute. Best. Wipes. I have tried all types, flannel, etc. These are super soft, the perfect size/shape, and the terrycloth texture really grips and gets all the goop (errr … poop) off of her little tushy. Bonus points for the homemade solution with essential oils that smell great.
P.S. check out my post on home organization after baby to see how I handle disposable vs. reusable wipes!
Without further ado, here is my recipe!
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DIY Baby Wipe Solution Recipe
- Reusable bamboo wipes
- 16-ounce mason jar
- 1/4 cup baby soap
- 1/4 cup oil (I like to use vegetable glycerine or a food-grade oil and stay away from mineral-based oils)
- Pour ingredients in jar, fill remainder with distilled water (be sure to used distilled; your solution will stay fresher longer as a result of less bacteria)
- A few drops of your favorite essential oils (I like tea tree for its cleansing properties and lavender for the scent and calming effect)
- Shake and pour solution over stack of wipes and squeeze to soak in; store in wipe warmer, plastic container, Ziploc bag, etc.
That’s it! Super easy, gentle and refreshing for baby!