Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Homemade Baby Wipes

Well, I am blogging one-handed as Baby Boy's head is resting in the crook of my left elbow as he naps. He is 13 weeks old today. Last time I weighed him (several days ago) he was 17 pounds! Almost time for a new carseat. We just put him in a johnny jump up for the first time yesterday. He hasn't really got jumping down yet, but he moves his feet and makes himself spin around.

My friend gave me a recipe for homemade baby wipes. They have been working great for us, and are cost-effective. It's so easy. You just take a 3 qt. (#6) Rubbermaid container, and then mix 2 c. water, 2 tablespoons baby oil, and 2 tablespoons baby soap with a fork in the container. (I also put in a drop or two of tea tree oil for its antibacterial properties, and I've heard it keeps mold from growing in the wipes, too--I've never had a problem with mold). Then cut a roll of Bounty paper towels in half to make two short rolls. Put one in the Rubbermaid container, put on the lid, and turn it upside down. Let the roll soak up the solution for 15 minutes, then pull out the center cardboard core, and you have a roll of baby wipes that you can pull out from the center.