You Know It’s Been a Big Pooh When (…and how to make your own Baby Wipes.)

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This is for the Moms with babies in diapers out there.  For the rest, it’s probably over-share and I encourage you to ignore it.

You know it’s been a big pooh when:

  1. It’s been more than two days since the last one;
  2. You’re relieved that you just made more wipes upon seeing the mess;
  3. Baby’s feet need to be wiped down;
  4. The changing station, little one’s pyjamas and your clothes all need cleaning along with the dirty diaper;
  5. You’re sweating by the end of the diaper change;
  6. Baby wants to sleep following the diaper change.

And since I mentionned making wipes up there in #2, here’s a simple recipe for wipes in case you’d rather make your own than buy the ones laced with chemicals (to find out what’s in your wipes, the Environmental Working Group has them all rated by toxicity and hazard along with ingredients of concern here: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/browse/baby_wipes/).  To make them you’ll need:

  • Half a jumbo roll of strong paper towel or washable pieces of cotton (old pillow-case or flannel sheet works great)
  • 1-1/2 cups distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon pure unscented castile soap
  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel
  • 1 tablespoon liquid aloe vera (optional; use the liquid and not the gel – the gel will leave the wipes gooey and prone to molding: I know, I tried…)

Mix all the liquids together and soak the paper towel or rags in them so that all the liquid is absorbed.

 

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