How to make your own Reusable Baby Wipes and Solution?

baby wipes

Taking care for a baby means buying packages and packages of baby wipes, right? How about a more sustainable solution which will not clog the city pipes and will actually be gentle to our baby soft skin and kind to our wallet?

Sounds too good to be true? Wait until I tell you that this actually requires no sewing and is super easy to make!

What you need for the baby wipes set?

  • Gentle fabric (cotton, fleece, flannel) – I choose fleece as it requires no sewing and is very soft

How to make the reusable baby wipes?

  1. I cut around 25-30 wipes (about a size of a disposable wet wipe -> 15×20 cm).
  2. As I used fleece, I did not have to sew around the edges, but if you choose cotton or flannel, you might want to do it to prevent the wipes from unraveling.
  3. When it is time to change the diaper, just spray the solution onto the wipe, wipe away and throw it into the laundry bag. It’s that easy!

What you need for the wipe solution?

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tea spoon coconut oil
  • 1 tea spoon baby wash
  • A spray bottle

How to make the wipe solution?

  1. Put the water to boil
  2. Add in the coconut oil and baby wash to it and stir well.
  3. Pour the solution into your spray bottle.
  4. Spray at your reusable baby wipes and clean your baby’s bum.

We have been using this method for the last 5 months and it has been very gentle to our baby’s soft skin and kind to our Nature. Hurray!

Good luck!

Love,

Mrs. DNB

Why do I use reusable nursing pads?

  1. More comfort – the reusable pads are made of soft materials which feel great on the breasts, something moms need especially in the first couple of days/weeks of breastfeeding when the nipples are extra sensitive.
  2. Less waste – the disposable pads are made of plastic but are not recyclable, meaning they will pile up and add to the already huge amount of waste we are creating. This just does not resonate well with me.
  3. More hygiene – the reusable pads can be washed, ironed and kept pretty fresh and clean.
  4. Less unwanted bacteria – the disposable pads retain a very moist environment due to the plastic lining and this contributes to the flourishing of bacteria, in the worst case scenario this might lead to yeast infections. I do not need this anywhere near my baby.
  5. More personal touch – as with anything you make yourself, you have the freedom to play with textures, sizes and to make the pads really your own.
  6. Less inconvenience – a mom goes through a package of disposable pads quite quickly, so this leads to additional trips to the store, which may or may not be what a mom who just gave birth is willing to do. Explaining to Dad what he should buy from the store is a challenge on its own.
  7. Less wasted money – the disposable pads do not come free of charge (neither do the reusable ones for that matter), however, it certainly would cost more to buy disposables for 2-3 months as compared to finding some fabrics (which we might already have­ laying around) and sewing them into reusable pads.

Love,

Mrs. DNB