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Friday, July 5, 2013

Did you know? About Baby Wipes

I won't be having any more babies but I thought I would pass along this information for those of you who have babies or will have babies.

This info tells of the contents of baby wipes and that they can do more harm than good.  Then there is the basis recipe for homemade baby wipes.  Take a look.

"Most baby wipes contain a common preservative known as Bronopol, or 2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL, which according to the Environmental Working Group has the highest hazard score possible and is a known human immune system, lung and skin toxicant. It is listed by the European Union as a toxin affecting wildlife and the environment. Bronopol is used in baby wipes in place of alcohol and other preservatives and because it is a highly effective antimicrobial ingredient. Wipes can also contain phthalates (a group of synthetic chemicals that act as a softening agent but are also known endocrine disruptors) and other skin irritating chemicals. While eczema can be hereditary, people with it usually find that chemical irritants can trigger an outbreak."

Basic Wipes Recipe
2 tablespoons chemical-free baby shampoo or wash
2 tablespoons oil (almond, olive, or jojoba)
2-4 cups hot water
2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel

Shake will in a jar or mix with whisk and then pour over wipes (soft wash cloths, tee-shirt or cotton squares) quickly before oil begins to separate.

The source for this great info is Betsy Wild and more info is here.

Hope this helps.

Meanwhile .... keep it simple and make it real.



  1. I just happened to stumble along this post and it's perfect timing as it's just what I've been looking for! Thank you! Your link to Betsy Wild didn't work for me (although I don't know why as the url seems to be right...)

    Anyhoo, just incase anyone else has the same problem to me, this is an alternative URL to the baby wipes post:

    1. Sometimes timing is everything! I am glad it is what you needed. I will replace the link with what you have provided. Thanks. I hope you stop by again.

  2. Yes they do...and disposable diapers are even worst. I have done cloth diapers and wipes with all my children (and still using it). We only use disposable while on vacation (which is not as often as I would like)

  3. You have made the right choice and I am sure it will be a great benefit in the long run. Take care.