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Washable Wipes Recipes

5 CommentsSaturday, 2 August 2014

Washable Wipes Recipes

Washable wipes are a great way to have control over what goes on babies skin when cleaning them up. They also save you a fortune. Disposable wipes cost around £250 over 2 1/2 years and end up in landfill for hundreds of years. By using washable wipes rather than disposables baby wipes you can more or less pay for the whole nappy system. Washable wipes cost you only a few pounds and are reusable. Doing this has saved me a fortune in wipes and stopped my sons bottom from going red with chemical wipes.

I stored the wipes already wet in a Tupperware box so they were wet and ready to go. As they were used I put them in the nappy bucket and washed with the nappies. There is no need to dry them when they come out of the wash. Just put them back in the Tupperware box, add some more water to make them damp and they're ready again.

Recipes for Washable Wipes Solution

Pour all ingredients into a screw-top jar/bottle, shake and add to your clean wipes either by pouring over or using in a spray bottle. The wash solution should be changed every few days, to prevent it from going rancid.

*Basic Recipe
1 or 2 cups of warm water
2 tbsp of baby or olive oil
2 tbsp of baby wash (e.g. liquid baby wash)

*Even More Basic Recipe!
Plain water

*Alternative Wash Recipe
1 camomile tea bag
1 cup of hot water
1 tsp of baby or almond oil
1 tsp of baby bath or shampoo
1 drop of lavender oil

*Soothing Nappy Wash Recipe
Brew a Camomile and honey tea bag in
Hot water and allow to cool
This is very good for teething rash/caustic poo as camomile is very soothing and honey is a natural antiseptic which doesnt sting and aids healing. For nappy rash you can soak a flannel in this mixture (slightly warm) and lay on the night nappy.

Friday, 13 April 2018  |  8:13

I already have a load of disposable wipes so was wondering if there is any reason that I shouldn't just use these as reusables and follow the recipes above once they are washed?

Friday, 13 April 2018  |  11:47

You can try to reuse them but they might not come out of the washing machine in a shape suitable for reuse as they often get tangled up and roll up.

Ellie Landy
Sunday, 6 May 2018  |  0:17

I made up the recipe with oil and baby wash but the result seems *very* soapy. Is it really okay to use these without rinsing - surely they leave a lot of soap on the baby's skin?


Wednesday, 30 May 2018  |  20:14

It shouldn't be really soapy i'd use less soap next time.

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