I've always been intrigued by the idea of homemade baby wipes. My only problem was that I needed them to be disposable. Since we are currently living in an apartment where each load of laundry costs $2, it wouldn't have been very economical for us to use cloth baby wipes. The money saved on wipes would have just been used on the added laundry! Finally I cam accross a great recipe for homemade DISPOSABLE baby wipes in the book "The Duggars: 20 and Counting!" I've been using this recipe for about 2 weeks now and I'm very happy with it. Not only are they easy to make but they are MUCH less expensive than the store brand wipes that I used to use. Try them out and tell me what you think!
Note:I was a little worried about the wipes drying out but thankfully this hasn't happened.
-1 Roll BOUNTY Paper Towels (this is the only brand that works- trust me! there are lots of coupons out there to make it even more worth your extra pennies)
-2 Cups Water
- 3-4 TBSP Baby Oil
- 1 TBSP Rubbing Alcohol.
1. Cut the paper towl roll in half. Use an electric knife for best results. Place in large bowl.
2. In a small bowl mix water, rubbing alcohol & baby oil. Pour over paper towels.
3. Let sit for 30 mins. By this time the cardboard center should be soft enough for you to pull out.
4. Cut Paper Towel roll in 1/2 (Cut the roll at 12 0' clock and 6 o'clock...hope that makes sense). I recommend using an electric knife for this part too but mine is currently MIA.
5. Storage: I'm currently using a plastic wipes container from before. The Duggars use an empty 1 gallon ice cream container and cut a slit on the top. I'll try that out once my huggies container breaks and report back!