Sunday, August 30, 2009

Make your own baby wipes!

I started making my own wipes when I was not satisfied with the "natural" baby wipes. I use wipes for everything and I hated all of the chemicals that are found in wipes. I knew that there was a better alternative. I found a recipe that I liked and changed it to work for my kiddos. It only takes around 5 minutes start to finish. I love that I can pick products that I am comfortable with using too. The most difficult part of making wipes is cutting the paper towels. I have used many different kinds of knives but found that the electric knife works best. So are you ready?????? Here goes:
  • 1 roll of Bounty paper towels (I have read many reviews and found that Bounty works best)
  • 1 1/2 cups of WARM water (If your first round of wipes molds I would switch to bottled distilled water)
  • 2 tablespoons baby wash (we love California Baby)
  • 1 tablespoon baby oil (Burt's Bees smells so good)
  • a splash of white vinegar (This is optional. I use it to prevent mold)
  1. Cut the paper towel into two.
  2. Mix warm water, baby bath, oil, and vinegar
  3. Place paper towel into container and pour mixture on top of the paper towel in a circular motion
  4. Let sit 1 minute.
  5. Pull out the cardboard center of the paper towel
  6. Pull paper towel from the center of the roll

I make three rolls at a time. To prevent the wipes from molding I store the rolls that I am not using in the refrigerator.
If you use cloth wipes you can put the solution in a spray bottle and spray your wipes before using them.
I LOVE these wipes. They are the best. I will never go back to buying the store bought kind. I use less wipes and love knowing what is in my kiddo's wipes.

Here is a link to the container that I use. There are four pictured. I use model 0333. I found mine at Target.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Traveling made easy!

As I get ready for yet another trip I feel the need to share some helpful tips/products. The last time I traveled with the boys these products came in so handy.

You can make a Moby wrap with 5 yards of fabric from your local fabric store. I will post those instructions later next week.

I ditch my diaper bag and packed up the good old reliable JanSport Backpack. It made walking through the airport so much easier. I also packed  a couple diapers, disposable changing pad, wipes, and an extra outfit in a large Ziploc bag. This made diaper changes an easy task while on an airplane. 

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sophie has a leash!

Many of you mommies in suburbia may know about the wonderful Sophie the Giraffe. She looks like a glorified dog toy. Kids love her and us mommies adore her. She is a wonderful toy that keeps our kiddos happy. I found a product on that EVERYONE who owns a Sophie needs. Check out the etsy store here

She has great colors to pick from and ships very quickly. Here is a picture of ours. We love this product.

NO Sophie? No problem. This product works for almost every toy you can imagine. No more lost toys for us...or you either.