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Baby Wipes

Home-made baby wipes are surprisingly easy to make!

It beats buying packs of wipes every other week or so (no Superstore or Costco where I can buy bulk here in Cambodia), and since we’re using cloth diapers, there isn’t any extra work involved. We just toss the wipes and the diapers into the same pail. We’re washing diapers multiple times a week, what’s an extra few bits of material right?

Step 1: Get some fabric and cut it into the size of wipes you want.  You could also use baby washclothes. I picked out some soft cotton at the market and had a tailor (I don’t have a sewing machine!) serge the edges.

Step 2: Make baby wipe solution:: Mix a tablespoon of baby soap (any kind will do! I’ve used Johnson’s and Kodomo pictured in the photo) and a tablespoon of baby oil with a cup of water. I usually double the recipe and put it in a larger sized jar so I don’t have to be mixing ingredients as often.

Step 3: Find a tupperware container – or whatever container you prefer – and layer the wipes inside. I fold mine so that they are easier to pull out of the container.

Step 4: Drizzle the baby wipe solution on the stack of wipes in the container and allow to soak through for a few minutes.

Voila! Your own baby wipes.


Posted by Steve & Amie | Cambodia



One thought on “Baby Wipes

  1. This is great!
    Good for people even if they’re not expats!

    Posted by Rick | October 13, 2011, 9:31 pm

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