guest blogger~Homemade Mamas!

Category: baby, guest bloggers | July 5th, 2010

happy to announce my next guest blogger! i have been following them ever since i started blogging myself. i love how they have their little kiddos help out in a lot of their projects. (especially boys, because who knows…i might have a boy so it is nice to have some boy projects too!) :) make sure to stop by their blog and say hi! thanks again ladies!

Hello to all of Kristen’s lovely readers here at Peace, Love, & Crafts!  We are Rebecca, Jill, and Maggie of Homemade Mamas.  If you are not familiar with us, our little bog consists of all kinds of tutorials, including recycled crafts, kids crafts, tasty recipes, and so much more!  But our favorite projects are ones where we can make homemade versions of products most people would normally buy at the store, such as cleaning and even beauty products!

Homemade products are so great because you control what you you put in them, eliminating many harmful chemicals that many commercial products contain. Plus they can be so much cheaper!  That is definitely the case with our project for today! In honor of Kristen’s expected little one, we have decided to share how to make your own Homemade Baby Wipes!

What you need:

* a round plastic container with a tight-fitting lid (the one we chose is a little big, but it’s what we had on hand)
* thick, strong roll of white paper towels (we prefer Viva brand, as it is very thick and strong but also soft and cloth-like)
* sharp, serrated knife to cut paper towel roll in half
* 2 cups water that has been boiled and cooled to room temperature
* 2 Tbsp. baby shampoo or baby wash
* 1 Tbsp. baby oil

First, cut your paper towel roll in half and remove the inner cardboard tube.
Then mix your liquid ingredients in container and place one of the paper towel halves inside, cut side down (save the other half for the next time you need to make wipes). Put the lid of the container one tightly and let it sit until all the liquid is absorbed. Next, turn the container upside down and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then turn it right side up, open your container, and “start” your roll by pulling a towel from the center of the roll.
Ta-da! You have just made baby wipes that will not only clean your baby’s skin, but make it feel super-soft as well! Plus, these wipes are way cheaper than commercial brands and don’t contain mystery ingredients. If you would prefer to make washable, reusable wipes, simply use this solution along with cloth wipes! As you can see from this happy little guy, these wipes also make a great drum…
…and seat! Enjoy!