Homemade Diaper Wipe Spray
Diaper wipe spray is a necessity in our household. Because we use a cloth diaper service, we are also provided with cloth wipes as well. Basically these are little pieces of fabric that we spray and use as wipes instead of disposable ones – though I do also make our own disposable wipes too! You can check that out here or watch a video showing what to do here.
So the diaper spray is a must. Not only is this option really simple and better for our babes skin, but it’s also much easier on the environment!
And since the spray takes about 120s to throw together, it’s not too big an inconvenience either.
Now, when I first started making my own spray, I had a couple people express concern that Baby Bear wouldn’t be clean enough (jeez thanks). So let’s break this down:
First off, Baby Bear gets a bath every night. It’s part of her bedtime routine and letting her tush soak in sea salt help keeps it clean and soft
I also had someone kindly inform me that this spray just wasn’t strong enough to keep a babes bum clean. That I needed the chemicals in the wipes to keep her sanitary. My response was this: “really? Do you sterilize your bum every time you go to the washroom?” I didn’t think so. I find, so long as you are properly cleaning your babe when changing you shouldn’t have any issues.
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Ingredients in this Simple Diaper Wipe Spray
Using this gel helps sooth the babes bottom as it’s anti-inflammatory. We all know how bad diaper rash can be and the aloe helps it to not burn. It’s nice, cooling and good for the skin.
I use a bit of this to keep the babes bum silky and soft. Obviously you don’t want that precious skin to dry out so the oil in the recipe helps prevent that
This soap is extremely mild and fragrance free so perfect for babies. Adding a little bit of soap to the mix just helps clean it up
Personally I use tea tree to give it a bit more of a disinfection boost, lavender to help prevent any skin irritation and chamomile because it’s calming. It goes without saying to make sure your babe has no sensitivities to these oils before using them on such a delicate place. Because the oils are so watered down the potency is pretty little but best to be sure.
Tip: if using pure grade essential oils you should only need a few drops (about 3-5). If using other oils you may need more
Homemade Diaper Wipe Spray
Easy, homemade wipe spray for cloth wipes leaves your babes bum soft and rash free!
- 1 large perrier bottle
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- 1/4 cup pure aloe gel
- 1.5 tablespooons baby castille soap
- tea tree oil, lavender oil & chamomille oil
Place all ingredients into the spray bottle and shake gently to combine.
Note: I used this wipe spray for almost a year before baby bear had her first diaper rash. After that, I omited the almond oil in the recipe as oil only furthers diaper rash when it’s due to acidic pee.
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