DIY Cloth Baby Wipes
The cloth baby wipes are a simple 8 by 8 inch square of 100% cotton t-shirt material leftover after cutting my diaper off the bottom of the shirt. I had the idea that I was going to try to finish the edges of the squares but time constraints prevented that task from being accomplished. After repeated use and washes I am glad that I didn’t invest the time to finish the edges. It was an unnecessary detail. Sure it would make the wipes look better but it didn’t affect the functionality. The edges have curled a bit after repeated washes but have not frayed.
I have prepared the solution in a glass jar and filled repurposed containers of various kinds with the solution. I have used:
- Dr. Bronner’s hair conditioner bottle with a hand pump,
- Weleda Deodorant glass bottle with a spray pump,
- Hugo shampoo bottle, and
- Small hand sanitizer bottle for travel.
All work wonderfully! The recipe is very simple and can be thrown together very quickly with only four simple ingredients.
DIY Baby Wipes Solution
4 cups water, boiled & cooled
3 TB olive oil
2 TB Dr Bronner’s Castile soap
3 tsp aloe Vera juice
Mix in large jar. Repurpose a shampoo or dish soap container as the squeeze bottle for the solution.
I keep the dry wipes with a bottle of the solution and wet the clothes before use. My baby has not had one diaper rash yet!