So I love to DIY… but I especially love when my DIY is easy. Even more so, when I use that DIY on a daily basis.
We were spending a fortune on baby wipes and since we already use cloth diapers, I figured it just made sense to make our own wipes.
My recipe is very easy, repeatable, and quick. I wash our wipes with our cloth diapers and they hold up much better than disposables. When traveling, I just pack a few in a ziplock bag (or in a reusable wipes container) and throw them in the wet bag when used.
Check out this recipe and try it for yourself! (Note: this post contains affiliate links from Amazon.com)
- Large mason jar (or any other jar)- I used a large 26 oz jar
- Baby Soap (liquid)
- Baby Lotion
- Baby Wash Cloths (I used 20) (these ones are perfect: Satsuma Designs 5 Pack Organic Flannel Wash Cloths and Wipes )
- Wash jar thoroughly (you don’t want any yucky critters to be hanging out in there, fermenting!)
- Fill the jar approx 1/4 of the way with water
- Add two pumps of baby soap
- Add two pumps of baby lotion
- Cap and Shake well
- Stuff (one by one) with baby wash cloths. 20 wash cloths fit in my jar (although I did have to pack them in tightly!).
- Cap and turn upside down (this allows the water to fully absorb into the top wash cloths)
- After approx. 10 minutes, turn over and use!
I normally make two of these jars at a time, that way I always have a back up. Then I just toss the wash cloths in the wash with our cloth diaper.
Looking for a hamper? Check out my DIY Diaper Genie Hack! Diapers and wipes can be kept out of sight and smell!