Baby wipes are the heavy lifters of nappy changes – small but mighty they clean and soothe little bots. And with three common ingredients from the kitchen, you can make your own.
Mum’s Grapevine Baby Group member Melinda Emile shared her DIY baby wipes recipe that was passed on to her by her midwife. The wipes Melinda creates are soothing, moisturising and cheap. Here’s her recipe:
Good quality paper towels
Step 1: Make a large mug of chamomile tea and let it cool.
Step 2: Add two to three tablespoons of olive oil to cooled tea and mix as best as you can.
Step 3: Separate paper towel sheets, fold in half and place on top of each other in a medium-sized container.
Step 4: Spoon on the tea mixture so each sheet is moist but not drenched. It will all soak through once you have finished all the layers.
Note: If you leave them out for too long in a warm room they can go mouldy. I try to use them up in three to four days and store excess the in the fridge.
If you’re in the mood for some baby DIY, here’s how to make baby bum balm from breastmilk.