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Baby Wipes (DIY)

Home made baby wipes: Round plastic food storage container with firm fitting lid – at least 1 litre capacity Roll of full sized paper towels (choose good quality ones for best results) Liquids of your choice (see recipes below) A drill to poke a hole through the top of the container or knife to slice an opening.

A bread knife Measuring cups First things first – you need to drill a hole in the top of the lid. Place a block of wood underneath the lid to support it (not on your kitchen bench mind you!) and drill a good 1cm hole in the center. Make sure the hole is nice and clean and doesn’t have any sharp plastic bits on top (use a small piece of sandpaper if it does) otherwise it might tear the paper towel. Another method is just it cut a cross into the middle of the top – be careful! Get you roll of paper towel and cut it into two ‘toilet paper’ sized rolls. Use a bread knife to do this. It will take a minute or two to get through the roll, but try and cut it as neatly as possible. Place one of the halves into the bottom of the container – save the second half for a refill later on. Using a measuring cup, very gently pour the following cleaning solutions over the top of the paper towels. You will usually need about two cups of the solution depending on the thickness and quality of the paper towels you are using. Place the lid on top and leave it to absorb overnight. In the morning, open your container and gently pull out the cardboard middle of the roll. Find the end of the roll IN THE MIDDLE where you just pulled out the cardboard. Thread it through the hole in the lid and pull gently – done!!!! General All Purpose Cleaning Wipes 1.5 cups of white vinegar 1.5 cups of water Mix well and pour into the canister. Leave overnight before use. Disinfecting Wipes: 2.5 cups of water 1/2 cup Dettol Gently mix and pour into the canister. Leave overnight. These wipes are great for toilet seats or disinfecting Glass Cleaning Wipes: 1/2 cup Isocol Rubbing Alcohol (available from chemists) 2.5 cups water 2 tablespoons white vinegar


Posted by bridgwll, 18th March 2014


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  • wow what a great tip to stumble onto though. you should put this idea in arts and crafts

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  • Love tips that help to save $$$!

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  • Thanks for sharing with Mom’s.

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  • How very clever! Thanks for these household saving tips.

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  • thank you for sharing this, its always good to save money on things

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  • Can save money to buy baby wipes. Thank you.

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  • These are great.. I’m guessing because they are just paper, this make them flushable too? Please tell me if I’m wrong!!!


    • If you use biodegradable products in the solution you should be safe

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  • This is great! have been looking into making my own wipes. I am for ever buying them. Such a waste of money! Will give your recipe a try!

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  • these are great made them a couple of times

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  • and you do go so through so many wipes!

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  • i saw these on facebook i think its a great idea

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  • great idea. I would love to see a picture . . . .

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  • i would like to see apic

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  • I agree, take a picture and put it in arts and crafts! Great idea!

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  • You should send this to arts and crafts section too!

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