Anybody have a baby with a tender tushie? I certainly do! After 2 horrible yeast infections in about 2 months time I decided that I needed to change something. I was thinking about going all the way to cloth diapering (yes, I use disposables and contribute to the world’s landfill problem) but why not start with changing out my wipes first.
I thought I was already giving him the most natural wipe out there but just because it says “All Natural” or “Just like Nature” doesn’t mean a thing. Now that I think about it, what the heck does that mean? Is it just like water or a leaf or water on a leaf? Anyway, I digress.
I’m happy to say that my baby’s booty has been infection free since I’ve started to make my own baby wipes. Maybe the wipes were the cause, maybe not, maybe it’s just coincidence. Who knows! Who cares! If you’re interested in making the switch here is a step by step tutorial on how to do it yourself. So super easy it only takes like 3 minutes.
Step 1: Cut a roll of paper towels in 2. (I like to use “Viva”, they seem to be thicker and hold up during wiping, but it’s really your choice.)
Step 2: Place 1 of the rolls into a container that has a top. (I used an old juice pitcher but you can use any kind of canister or 5 pound coffee container you get at the grocery store.)
Step 3: Mix together the next 3 ingredients:
1 ½ cups of HOT Water
1 Tablespoon Baby Bath Wash (whatever you use to wash your baby with in the bath is fine, no need to buy anything special)
1 Teaspoon Oil (you can use mineral oil, baby oil, or a blend of essential oils like me. I’m currently using Kissaluvs Diaper Lotion Potion which is a blend of witch hazel, jojoba, lavender, chamomile, & tea tree oils)
Step 4: Pour mixture over the wipes
Step 5: Carefully pull out the cardboard paper towel roll (it should remove easily now that it’s wet)
Step 6: Let sit for about 15 minutes, pull wipes from the center, and keep covered
Voila! Easy squeezy for a squeaky clean baby bum!