The resourceful Cambodian spirit just might be rubbing off on us. Since living in Cambodia, we’ve become much more passionate about trying to make things at home. Baby wipes are one of those things.
It beats buying packs of wipes every other week or so (no Superstore or Costco where I can buy bulk here in Cambodia), and since we’re using cloth diapers, there isn’t any extra work involved. We just toss the wipes and the diapers into the same pail. We’re washing diapers multiple times a week, what’s an extra few bits of material right?
Homemade wipes are also surprisingly easy to make.
Step 1: Get some fabric and cut it into the size of wipes you want. (I’ve folded mine over for the photo on the left). You could also use baby washclothes. I picked out some soft cotton at the market and had a tailor (I don’t have a sewing machine!) serge the edges.
Step 2: Make baby wipe solution:: Mix a tablespoon of baby soap (any kind will do! I’ve used Johnson’s and Kodomo pictured in the photo) and a tablespoon of baby oil with a cup of water. I usually double the recipe and put it in a larger sized (see right) jar so I don’t have to be mixing ingredients as often.
Step 4: Drizzle the baby wipe solution on the stack of wipes in the container and allow to soak through for a few minutes.
Voila! Your own baby wipes.