Washable Wipes Recipes

17 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.

Hester Tomsett
Tuesday, 25 September 2018  |  22:19

I have a set if these and they have become bobbled from washing. then have been washed along with the nappies which are fine so is there any way i can get rid of the bobbling ir do i need to invest in new wipes?

Thursday, 23 May 2019  |  17:17

Removing the bobbles could thin out the fabric. There is no reason not to use them when bobbled.

Zoe Thomas
Thursday, 24 January 2019  |  19:38

I want to make a solution to use as a spritz so I can keep my wipes dry until I need to use them - I donít use many as I just use running water usually...unless I need to do a proper good clean or there isnít water. How long will the solution keep in a small plastic spritz bottle? Will it go off?

Thursday, 30 May 2019  |  21:19

Hi Zoe, I would do a new solution every few days

Wednesday, 20 March 2019  |  8:05

I want to prep these ready for my hospital bag - how long can they be in a box ready to use before they start smelling like old damp walls? I'll be using a camomile tea soak with no soap in to keep them free of chemicals.

Sunday, 7 July 2019  |  10:23

Most people make a fresh solution daily. For a hospital bag you would be better taking them dry with a spray bottle of just water

Thursday, 20 June 2019  |  20:02

Hi what can I use for the wipe itself? Would a baby cloth (similar to a thin flannel) be ok?

Monday, 8 July 2019  |  20:58

Yes that would be fine. Alternatively we sell lots of different types

Stacey Watkins
Sunday, 29 November 2020  |  5:58

Good morning,
Can you mix a teaspoon of honey with a camomile tea for the soothing nappy wash recipe?
Also, maybe a silly question but is this to use on reusable wipes as a wash or to wash nappies in?
Thank you xx

Tuesday, 5 January 2021  |  14:59

You could try but it might make the wipes sticky. The recipes above are to use as a wash.

Amy Dawson
Wednesday, 3 February 2021  |  22:49

Hi Stacey, I used to add a squirt of honey and a camomile teabag and it wasn't sticky on the baby, although if it dripped it was. Really helped with nappy rash. Hope that helps!

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