Friday, February 23, 2007

Frugal Friday ~ Homemade Baby Wipes

With a new little one at home, I have been trying to keep baby need expenses down. I have been using cloth diapers and wipes, but haven't made enough wipes yet. The solution has been make your own disposable wipes from paper towels. Cut a roll of paper towels in half and place upright in a cylindrical container. I used a canister but a coffee can would work well also. Pour a solution of 2 cups water and 1 Tbsp of baby soap. I like Dr. Bronner's and also like to add a drop or two of tea tree oil. Let the towels sit in the solution for about five minutes, then the cardboard tube pulls right out and along with this the first wipe. They will now dispense like wet ones or Clorox wipes. All in all the wipes cost $0.49 for 70. The paper towels I bought on sale with a coupon - 8 rolls for $2.99 or 16 halves for $0.18 each. And they were nice thick Bounty ones. The Dr. Bronner's was $4.99 for an 8oz bottle or $0.31 a Tbsp. Not quite as economical as cloth wipes, but if you are in a pinch, run out, or don't want to wash this is a great solution. ~ Elizabeth See more Frual Friday ideas at

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