Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Homemade (Gerber) Baby Wipes

My fellow cloth diapering sister-in-law, sent me a 5-pack of Gerber flannel blankets in the mail. I knew that could only mean one thing: Homemade baby bum wipes!

I started by folding each blanket in half, then cutting them up into sixths. I then sewed around the edges, leaving one edge open. Then I turned them right side in, and sewed the final edge. This was to keep the edges from all fraying and getting tangled in the wash. I ended up with 30 wipes.
In the past I've just cut up old flannel pajamas for bummy wipes and left the edges all frayed. I've had to untangle many a mess from the dryer. I guess this time I was inspired to do something more. Thanks Genevieve! Here they are below. They get thrown in the wash with our cloth diapers.

To moisten the wipes I've made a concoction in a spray bottle that I either spray onto the wipes or directly onto the baby. Some babies hate getting sprayed, but not Jonah. He secretly loves it.
I fill the bottle up with water until the narrow neck. Then I add one Tablespoon olive oil, one tablespoon baby shampoo, and a few drops of a yum smelling essential oil. (I like eucalyptus or grapefruit) And voila!

Happy diapering!!


Da Denninghoff's said...

how fun! maybe someday i'll be brave enough to start cloth diapers

chelsea mckell said...

ditto to da denninghoff!

The Estrogen Files said...

I am "stealing" your wet recipe! Always wanted a good one.