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Homemade Baby Wipes
Don't Go Camping Without Them!
Homemade baby wipes come in very handy when you are camping! Whether or
not you have a baby, you'll find yourself reaching for these little
reusable cloths again and again.
Uses for baby wipes on a camping trip
- wiping faces and hands before meals
- freshening up between showers
- cleaning up spills on the picnic table
- wiping the campfire grill
- cleaning dirty feet before allowing them into the tent
You'll discover more uses every day!
How to make cloth baby wipes
What you'll need
I use old flannel pajamas or worn-out cotton T-shirts
a container with a tight fitting lid
The tight-fitting lid is essential! Be sure that the container is as big as you want your wipes to be.
A Nalgene jar works perfectly.
liquid castile soap
I buy this in bulk at my local natural food store. You can also buy it here.
You may want to boil the water and let it cool before making your wipes.
This will ensure that the water is free of impurities, and may keep the
wipes from developing a sour smell.
I don't do this, though, and have
used my container of wipes for up to one week without noticing any
unpleasant smells. It's up to you!
a measuring cup and measuring spoons
What to do
Place your container on the fabric and trace it.
Cut out the pieces.
Put 1 cup/250 mL warm water into the measuring cup.
Add 2 tsp/10 mL of the liquid soap.
Put a layer of fabric pieces (an inch or two high) into the container.
Pour some soap solution over them.
Repeat with another layer of fabric and more soap solution.
you've used all of the cloth pieces.
Make another batch of soap
solution if necessary.
Not feeling that ambitious? No problem!
Buy some premade cloth wipes.
Wet them, and carry them in a waterproof pouch.
Tips for making and using homemade baby wipes
- Some people hem or serge the edges of their baby wipes. I am not one of those people!
- Be sure to put baby wipes on your
You'll want to have them along on every trip!
- If I've used a wipe for something especially nasty or sticky, I throw it away. Otherwise, I put the used wipes in an empty plastic container with a lid,
bring them home, wash them, and use them again.
Now that you know how to make homemade baby wipes, you can make Smores at your next campfire and not worry about getting sticky marshmallow goo all over everything!
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