Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Washable Wipes- An Easy Money Saver

Babies are expensive, so if you can cut costs anywhere this is the place to start. You use a bunch of wipes throughout a baby/infants life. You use wipes to clean their hands, freshen them up after changing their diaper, clean off poop, clean of their dirty face, or sometimes just wipe them off instead of giving them a bath. So, why not use washable wipes so you can reuse them over and over again? Here's how to start.

Buy baby wash cloths (15-20) and a wipe warmer!

Dip each wash cloth into a mixture of: water, grapeseed oil (or olive or coconut), essential oil of your choice (lavendar or eucalyptus are my favorites). Add extra water to the bottom of the wipe warmer so that the wash cloths don't burn (FIRE HAZARD if not enough water is in there).

HOW TO WASH: Wash them with your regular detergent with HOT water, but add baking soda (to whiten) and distilled white vinegar (to santitize).

Make sure you clean out your wipe warmer each time. The oil will add a film to the bottom of the wipe warmer so just scrub it off! Super easy to clean.

Set aside a few wipes for your child's hands, feet, and body as well! The grape seed oil will help prevent or minimize diaper rash and moisturize your babies skin at the same time. The essential oil smells amazing while adding a non-toxic, good smell to your baby!

Easy enough even for working moms and saves you a lot of money in the long run (because essential oil lasts a long time)!!!!

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