Which means, we are burning through tons and tons of diapers and baby wipes every day!!!! Baby wipes can be EXPENSIVE and quite often a large 184 pack of Huggies Sensitive wipes only lasts our little guy about a week. That adds up fast at about $ 11.00 bucks a bag, that's almost an extra 44 dollars a month ( not including tax)!!!!
I can definitely find a use for an extra 44 dollars a month!!!! Can't you????
Or, a pedicure with a friend???
Well, my Mom gave me this recipe for homemade baby wipes. They are sensitive, work just as well as any name brand wipes and they are CHEAP!!! Best of all they only take about 2 minutes to make!!!!
Sarah's Homemade 2,2,2 Baby Wipe Recipe:
What You Will Need :
2 tablespoons of any baby wash ( I ONLY use Johnson's Baby Wash and specifically the Johnson's bedtime baby wash with lavender scents! )
2 tablespoons of Olive Oil ( I use extra Virgin olive oil because it's what I cook with. You can also use baby oil, but I prefer to make my recipe as natural as possible!) :)
2 cups of water
1 Roll of Paper Towels
Personally, I prefer the Viva Paper towels by Kleenex. They are strong and soft like cloth. These paper towels are about 2 bucks per role and each role contains around 50 large paper towels. Cut each paper towel in half that's 100 baby wipes for just two dollars!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a savings!!!!!
Finally, I use an old baby wipe container to store them in. I have plenty of them lying around the house!
What You Do ...
First, cut all of the paper towels in half.
Last, pour the 2,2,2 mixture you made earlier over the wipes into the container and your done! You've got homemade baby wipes my friend!!!
Note: some people might prefer to put the 2,2,2 mixture into a spray bottle and mist the paper towels before each use.
Oh!!!! While we're on the subject of babies!!! My little guy is constantly sucking, chewing or putting something in his mouth!!! Especially his blankets! Well, over the weekend my sweet and talented Mama came up with a little Robert size cloth and silk blankie for Robert to chew on until his little heart is content. The silk is soft and cool. Robert loves the feeling against his little gums. We call it his "silky" My Mom will be taking orders and selling them on her Etsy store soon for 5 dollars each. We call them Simply Silkies!!!