Pinterest did it again and gave me an idea for a project that I just couldn't live without,
Reusable baby wipes
Yeah, at first mention this sounds pretty gross, but the idea is not only cost effective but much healthier for our little Mary Grace.
I had no idea, but some of the chemicals used in baby wipes have been linked to cancer, immuno-toxicity, allergies, developmental problems, reproductive toxicity, organ dysfunction, endocrine disruption and cellular changes.
No thank you.
We already have two children with skin sensitivities and I'm not risking it (or anything else!) with the Divine Miss M!
To make your own baby wipes, you start by cutting up old tshirts, flannel receiving blankets, old towels, practically anything will work. I have tons of those small flannel newborn blankets so that's what I used. I cut them in 7X7 inch pieces and that gave me 16 wipes per blanket, not too bad!
I used pinking shears so the edges wouldn't fray (but really, who cares about fraying when you're wiping baby poo?). Then folded them in half to fit inside an old wipes container.
There are hundreds of wipes solution recipes online but I went for just plain and simple:
2 1/2 cups water
1 TBS. baby oil
2 tsp. of castille soap
(I also added 2 drops of lavender essential oil and it smells oh so very goooood!)
Mix the solution and pour over wipes.
How simple and CHEAP is that?