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Friday, January 25, 2008

Frugal Kitten is on the prowl!

Thanks to Tracy I have been looking everywhere with ways to help save money for our household of 5 with only one income.

Make your own baby wipes!

Recipe 1
You will need:

  • 10 cup container (ex: rubbermaid w/lid, or an old baby wipe container that has been washed in soapy water)
  • 1/2 roll of Bounty paper towels
  • 2 tbs of baby oil
  • 2 tbs of baby bath
  • 2 cups of water

Cut roll of Bounty paper towels(they are the strongest) in half, remove center cardboard, mix liquid ingredients, pour on top of paper towels, pull first towel up. Each roll of towels makes 2 containers of wipes, which lasts aprox. 3 weeks.

I have found that if I let them sit for about 1 hour all the liquid has enough time to absorb the entire 1/2 roll. Bounty expands when wet and the other brands seem to shrivel up. Remember do not shake the liquid, it will foam up.


Recipe 2
No more expensive baby wipes! Here is a great recipe.
  • 1-roll of Bounty paper towels cut in half & cardboard removed
  • 2-cups water
  • 2-Tablespoons each baby bath and lotion
  • 1-plastic bowl (ex: rubbermaid w/lid, or an old baby wipe container that has been washed in soapy water)

Bring water to boil and add baby bath and lotion. place one half of paper towel roll into plastic container, and pour solution over paper towels. Once cool, pull your "wipes" from the center of the roll. keep sealed when not in use to prevent evaporation.

These baby wipes are much better on your babies bottom since some brand wipes can have chemicals that can irritate skin.

4 comments:

snelson's said...

oooh - very cool! i'm totally tempted to try it!

Erin said...

Interesting...

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

I have at least 2 bottles of baby oil...do you want???

Cindy said...

Wow that is impressive.