Baby wipes are the one thing that I forgot to factor in the cost of during the tiime that I was expecting our little one. And boy do they pack a punch! I don't know about you but we just go through so many!
I got a bit sick of having to dash to the shops every second day for wipes and I also wasn't that keen on the chemical component of the purchased wipes.
So after a bit of research - I made some!
Here is how you do it:
Using 1/2 a meter (or 0.6 Yards) of polar fleece - guage the width that you will need to cut from a commercial baby wipe. (or any size that suits you)
Using the width and length of the commercial wipe as a guide, cut your polar fleece into rectangles.
Stack them in a pile and you are ready to go!
I keep ours in the baby's room and simply dampen them with water to use. Our bathroom is right beside the baby's room - however you could also fill a reusable wipes container with water mixed with a little sorbolene lotion and a little tea tree oil - and keep some of your polar fleece wipes in there. If choosing this method, you will have to change your solution daily.
For a dirtier nappy change I usually use about 3 wipes, pre dampened with water - clean him up with the first two, then use a little sorbolene on his bottom and wipe this off with the third wipe. I then dry him off with a terry towelling flat nappy.
they also make great face washers to clean up the little ones hands and face after eating - again - just dampen the polar fleece - and use as you would a normal washer.
These can be put in the nappy bucket (Diaper pail) and washed with your nappies (if you use cloth) - or simply pop them in with a load of baby clothes.