So as many of you know, I became a mom in April (Read my Birth Story HERE). And like anything as huge and life changing as becoming a mom, it kind of becomes a HUGE part of your life! So, I wanted to incorporate some of my mommy-ness into my posts, and share with you all, some of the things I learn along the way!
That is how MOMMY MONDAY started!
Although I am passionate about helping you Create a Healthy and Active Lifestyle Legacy in your own family, and to most that may seem pretty mommy-ish. Well Mommy Monday is a place where I may share some non-Fitness or Healthy related Mommy tips or experiences!
So welcome to day one of Mommy Monday-Homemade Baby Wipes!
Yes you heard me right, homemade baby wipes.
If you didn't know, I am cloth diapering! Now, now, if you are thinking of a white cloth wrapped around my baby's bum, hooked together with a safety pin, think again. These diapers are high quality, and super cute!
So, I have been using store bought wipes since he was born. (He is now 7 months old). We got so many as baby shower gifts, that I am just starting to run out. But, with cloth diapering, it is so much easier to use a cloth wipe, because you can toss it in the diaper after using it, and just wash it all together. (Like you would do with a disposable, but instead you would toss them both in the trash).
Anyways, whether you want to use cloth wipes, or make your own baby wipes, you can use this wipe solution.
"WHY the heck would I want to do that!?!??" you ask....
Well we used a huge box of wipes, (bought from Sam's, so a bulk size box), and right when we finished the last package there was a recall on the wipes! I was shocked, really, a recall on baby wipes! What the heck! Anyways, my baby was fine (as far as we know), but still there just shouldn't have to be a recall on wipes. So if you are interested in knowing your baby has a safe wipe solution, plus it will smell incredible, try this!
Reasons I Use Homemade Baby Wipes:
-I cloth diaper, so it's easy to go ahead and use cloth wipes as well
-More convenient (I don't have to run to the store if I run out)
-I know what is in the wipe solution, and know it is safe for my baby
-I get to use essential oils, which is always an added bonus, and great for my baby!
*If you are making your own DISPOSABLE WIPES, just buy your choice brand of Paper Towels, (the ones that are already cut in half sizes. Then found them all up over one another.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN HOMEMADE BABY WIPES:
1) Use your scissors to cut your receiving blanket into small (wipe-sized) squares
1) Put a Tablespoon of Coconut Oil in the bowl/cup *If it is s0lid, microwave for 30 seconds to melt it*
2) Add 2-3 drops of Lavender & Thieves Young Living Essential Oil
3) Add 1-1.5 cups of warm water to the oil solution
1) Lay your wipes inside your wipe container
2) Pour the entire cup of mixture over the wipes making sure they are all soaked
Then your wipes are ready to use!
The water is used as the cleaning solution for the wipes, along with the Thieves Young Living Essential Oil which is a "proprietary essential oil blend [that] was university tested for its cleansing abilities. It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health." (Young Living)
The Lavender and coconut oil aids in diaper rash prevention, which the coconut oil also acts as a moisturizer.
So basically, the concoction of Coconut Oil, and these Young Living Essential Oils equals amazingness for the baby's bottom!
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Have you ever tried making your own, or would you be interested in trying to make your own Homemade Baby Wipes, or is it too weird for you!?!
*If you have any questions about the products used to make these, or if you are interested in ordering some of these essential oils, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment!
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