Baby wipes, paper towels and alcohol-based hand sanitizers are one of the few items which shouldn’t be cut off from the grocery list. These personal care items help fight the spread of the Covid-19 bacteria by keeping the hands and surfaces clean.
Baby wipes in particular, used to be indispensable for parents and for those caring for adults. But today, more users find portable disinfectant wipes so essential for keeping things clean whenever outside.
With the occasional encounters of empty shelves, abominable prices on Amazon and the need to be more thrifty, who wouldn’t want inexpensive, durable wet wipes that you can make at home?
In this post are 5 ways on how you can make baby wipes with your own hands!
In all the recipes in this post, these are the most basic baby wipe DIY materials you need:
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If you prefer a video, this is the best DIY Baby Wipes we’ve found:
Reusable baby wipes are made from cloth. Cloth wipes are often branded as eco-friendly because they cut down landfill waste.
Although cloth wipes are easy to make, you need a little sewing to make it more durable. You can do this with manual hand stitching or using a sewing machine if you know how.
Here are the materials you’ll use to make reusable baby wipes:
Here’s a video on how to sew reusable cloth wipes:
Have no sewing skills? You can simply choose a heavier but soft fabric to make no-sew reusable wipes. Blankets, old pajamas or flannel will do. Just make sure it’s not flimsy or worn out on the edges so it won’t make a mess.
Here’s a good video on how to DIY reusable cloth wipes without sewing.
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, people have turned to disinfectant wipes and antibacterial wipes for sanitizing surfaces clean. By adding isopropyl alcohol to your baby wipes, you can, produce a disinfectant sanitizing wipes.
You can use disinfectant wipes for contaminated areas such as restaurant tables, chairs, shopping cart handles, steering wheels, car handles and doors handles. Disinfectant wet wipes contain alcohol, which means you shouldn’t use it on the baby’s sensitive skin, or on anything that can be damaged by the substance.
To make DIY Disinfectant Wipes from baby wipes, you need the following materials:
Care should be taken when using DIY disinfectant wipes around children. Accidentally ingesting isopropyl alcohol can cause blurred vision, dizziness, slurred speech and intoxication. When ingested in large amounts, it can cause kidney failure, blindness, liver or brain damage or even result in death.
Everytime you use your DIY disinfectant wipes to clean your child’s toys or objects near your child, you must wipe it with water. You should also keep the room well-ventilated when disinfecting surfaces with alcohol-based cleaners.
Is your skin sensitive? Follow this baby wipes for a sensitive skin recipe to avoid rashes and skin irritation.
For the record, “flushable” wet wipes don’t flush the way toilet tissues do and it’s discouraged to to flush them down the toilet. You can, however, flush them one at a time to avoid toilet clogging.
In the industry, the trick in manufacturing flushable wipes is to use less synthetic fibers. To test the “flushability” of these products, a wet wipes manufacturer tests if the wipes can flow through a domestic pipework. It should not clog sewage pumps and should disintegrate easily when subjected in a variety of water treatment scenarios.
Now a lot of people may find it inconvenient to use commercial wet wipes when “dropping the bomb”, simply because you cannot flush most wet wipes. They are often labeled with “do not flush” at the back of its packaging, or you’d see a picture of a toilet crossed out.
If you want to make DIY flushable wet wipes, there are a few tricks you can do to make it more flush-friendly. Note that you can only flush wet wipes one or two at a time to avoid sewage problems.
Storing your disposable homemade wipes should be in an airtight container to preserve its use. Take note that DIY baby wipes use natural and organic oils and there are no preservatives in it. This means the wipes the safest length of time you can use your wipes is less than a month. If you notice molding, stop using the wipes and throw it away.
You can store unused wipes in a refrigerator to lengthen its life. Keep it in an airfree container to preserve its freshness.
If you notice your homemade baby wipes becoming dry, you can rehydrate it with warm water. Here are the following steps.
Baby wipes being a portable and convenient product to use and disinfect the skin and surfaces with makes it a highly sought product today. Changing your baby’s nappy, keeping your hands clean and cleaning your face are all conveniently done with wet wipes. We hope you were able to find the best way on how to make baby wipes in this post.