diy: natural homemade baby wipes
Monday, 11 March 2013
why do we use store bought baby wipes to clean our baby's bottom at diaper changes? the answer is simple. for me it was a mix of convenience & the fact that i didn't know any better. little did i know that you can simply use water and paper towels. there. problem solved. thanks mom. however, i wanted something that could soothe my little one's cute little butt cheeks at the same time, so i added calendula and eucalyptus oil. calendula oil is moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal & gentle on baby bottoms. eucalyptus oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial & antiseptic.
2 cup of warm water
1 tablespoon of calendula oil
2 drops of eucalyptus oil
note: you can either use cloths or disposable paper towels
first, mix all the ingredients & soak the cloths
second, squeeze excess water out & dispose of liquid mix
third, put your wipes in a container of your choice
1. make only enough wipes for one day
2. wash the container daily
3. clean the cloths after every use
my last words of wisdom. if ever i have another child, i'll still use the store bought wipes when i go out, or go on trips, it's much more convenient. for the first 2 months of my baby's life, when he poops around the clock, i'll probably use the paper towel trick, but after that, when the diapers need less frequent changes, i'll opt for the more nature friendly washable cloths.
do you use a natural homemade body care recipe?