Which baby wipes solution?

by Sarah R.

(Ft. Lewis, WA)

We currently cloth diaper and use cloth wipes. We are using a Northern Essence brand solution, but my hubby is convinced it doesn't work(it does, you just have to wet the cloth with warm water when its a big poopie!) So we are looking for more recipes. I have tried some you have listed, but i wanted to know, which is your favorite? Which one lasts longer? Which one is best for those monster poo's?



Hi Sarah,

I have definitely found that the first two recipes – with the baby wash in them, work best for cleaning up poop.

I prefer Calendula oil over Olive oil just because I prefer not to have my babies smell like a pizza 😉 (not that there's anything wrong with that!)

For baby wash, with Galen I have used both [raw]Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash[/raw] and [raw]Weleda Baby Calendula Wash[/raw]. I like both of them, and feel very confident in the purity of both. Weleda's baby line is my overall favorite though (just personal preference – I also use the Weleda Calendula Oil.)

I think if your little one has issues with diaper rash the Aloe Vera recipe is a good choice – the aloe is soothing and the tea tree oil can help with any yeast problems. The Vitamin E from the final recipe is also pretty effective. I haven't used that one much – I mostly use Vitamin E on chapped cheeks (it usually heals them overnight!)

I like putting the wipes solution into a bottle, then adding it to the wipe. I think they last longer that way, and I don't have to worry about wipes getting mildewed. I just wet the wipe with warm water and squirt the solution on.

I've found the aloe recipe to last longest just because I tend to use less of it since it has a thick texture. But my favorite recipes are the baby wash ones because they're simple to make and work well.

With big poops I also usually rinse my baby's bottom under warm running water, then wipe clean. I think that makes life easier, though some moms think it's harder!

For reference, here's the homemade baby wipes recipes!

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Kristen is childbirth educator, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website NaturalBirthandBabyCare.com and helping families through her online childbirth class MamaBabyBirthing.com

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