Are the baby isles empty at every store? Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered!
With so many people stocking up in fear of the potential need to quarantine, shelves are starting to look a bit bare.
The main items running low include toilet paper, hand soap and hand sanitizer.
But many are turning to baby wipes when the toilet paper runs out, meaning a lot of parents aren’t able to get their hands on them for the purpose they are intended for!
But guess what? Baby wipes are actually super easy to make and you more than likely have all the supplies on hand!
These can either be made disposable or reusable, it’s the same solution for both!
All you really need for the solution is water, coconut oil or baby oil, baby body wash or Castille soap and that’s it!
For the wipe itself, for disposable wipes you can use paper towels (if you can find them).
For reusable wipes, you can cut squares out of fleece, an old cotton t-shirt or you can even use washcloths!
For the solution; bring two cups of water to a rolling boil, then allow it to cool to room temperature.
In the airtight container of your choice, combine the cooled water with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (make sure it’s in liquid form), 2 tablespoons of either the Castille soap or baby body wash and shake well.
If you would like you can also add a few drops of tea tree or lavender oil, although the coconut oil already has antimicrobial properties!
If you choose to use paper towels, you will need to cut the roll in half with a sharp knife.
Place half of the paper towel roll in an airtight container of your choice and pour the solution over it, let the solution soak in for a few minutes and then carefully slide out the cardboard.
Wala! Disposable baby wipes!
For reusable, place your squares of fabric or washcloths in the bottom of an airtight container, you could use an old plastic baby wipes container.
Pour your solution over the wipes and just throw them in the wash after use ( for poopy diapers its a good idea to rinse them first).
These wipes are super easy and not to mention cheap! They keep for one to two weeks so I don’t suggest making a large amount at once.
Stay calm, make some homemade baby wipes and keep your hands clean! This will all pass soon enough!