Reusable wipes…

With baby’s arrival creeping up on me I decided to get to work and make some wipes for the baby, as well as the house.  I started by cutting up old receiving blankets and scrape flannel that I had.  I used pinking shears so I don’t need to finish the edges.

Next I grabbed some old wet wipe containers, but you could use any plastic container with a lid.  I grabbed some baby wash, baby oil and vinegar.  Next I boiled some water, (as I am going to be using some of these for my babies bottom I wanted to boil the water first).

I arranged a bunch of the cloths in the container.
Then in a measuring cup I poured two cups of boiling water, two tablespoons of baby wash and two tablespoons of baby oil and stirred.
Finally, I poured the mixture over the wipes and set aside.  You may need to flip the stack over, and squeeze some of the moisture onto some of the other wipes.  Now even if you aren’t a cloth diaper person and you have no desire to launder dirty wipes you could use these for sticky fingers and faces and still be saving some money by not throwing them in the garbage. Did I mention it’s very easy.
As for the household wipes I just used 2cups of boiling water and about a 1/2 cup of vinegar.  I use these to wipe all sorts of messes.  I have heard arguments for and against the power of vinegar for cleaning and disinfecting.  If vinegar is not your friend you can use, 2 cups of water, a tablespoon of dish soap and a 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol.
Another tip for both wipes is if you have any essential oils at home drop in a few drops to your mixture for a fragrance you enjoy.  Lastly, if my combinations don’t do it for you, you can use your favorite cleaning solution instead but you’ll be saving money in the end as you won’t be throwing out so many wipes or paper towels.  My final note I used what I had at home so this project didn’t cost a penny, look in your cupboards or stored in some bins under the stairs and you may find you have everything you need to make some reusable wipes!!
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