homemade baby wipes...questions

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Registered: 09-18-2003
homemade baby wipes...questions
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 11:21am
Hi there,

Someone posted the homemade baby wipes recipe and it included Bounty Rinse and Reuse paper towels. I cannot find these paper towels anywhere! I even checked P&G's website and they are not listed as a current product. Did they stop making them? Are there other alternatives?

Thanks so much for the baby wipe recipe and suggestion! I can't wait to stop buying those expensive wipes. I have two in diapers!


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 1:29pm
I am sure a diffrent type of the paper towles will work, but I have to wonder if it is really any cheaper, I mean bounty paper towles are expensive then other materials needed, you can buy generic wipes in refill packs for $1.89,, JMO,, gl, KiM~


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Registered: 07-30-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 1:35pm
well, you can use ANY paper towels, really. i have found the Bounty choose-a-size towels work best, for us, since i can tear the wipes to about the right size. or, you could get heavy-duty napkins and do it that way...

OR if you want to, you could just use baby washcloths and wash them. (easier when using cloth diapers, like i do, but it could still work for you! and you'd never have to buy more at all! :D just rinse them out and wash them with your regular stuff, or do a separate wipes load, if you like. :)



ps~ it IS cheaper. you're getting 2 sets of wipes out of EACH roll, and if you get the rolls in 3 packs, or bigger, you're really saving! (i did the math!)

Edited 10/24/2003 1:36:07 PM ET by bekajoi

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Registered: 09-18-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 2:34pm
Thanks for your input so far!

I was told that when you make the wipes, you are supposed to cut the roll of paper towels in half. So, it would be cheaper, I think. I always get great deals on paper towels, cuz I use coupons and combine with sales.

I just can't find the Bounty reuse ones. I'm assuming that the everyday paper towels would be too flimsy and fall apart. But then again, I'm no expert!

Thanks again for your comments!


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Registered: 07-30-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 2:58pm
well, i personally found, with my having tendonitis in my wrists, that cutting the roll in half was too hard. if i could get my hubby to do it, and not have it FUZZ everywhere,(when using a errated knifr, you end up tearing off tons of tiny little pieces of paper towel. took me 3 days to clean it all up!) i would. instead, i tear off (one at a time... tedious, but it works well) the smallest choose-a-size, and triple fold them, the long way (like a business letter). i stack them, and pour the solution over them, flip the stack, and let them soak it up. when thoroughly soaked, i just stick them in the old disposable wipes box. works great for us!

as far as i know, ANY paper towels would work. just be sure they are name brand, as store brands tend to be thinner and disintegrate sooner. bounty works well, i think hefty would bee TOO thick, personally... but you could try it with a cheaper brand... use them in the kitchen, if they don't hold up long enough. you could wet one, with the solution (water, baby soap, baby oil), and see if it's still holding up well enough to wipe off your hands in 5 days or so. if it is, it's strong enough to use as a wipe.


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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 3:45pm
I used to make my own wipes when I used disposies - just cheap paper towels worked fine for us - as long as I didn't totally SOAK 'em when I made them.

Now, I LOVE using the baby washcloths (soaked in water/castille soap) - they're so soft on her little hiney!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 6:50pm
Rinse and reuse was not around many years ago when i started to made wipes. I used Reg Bounty paper towel

(the recipie i had suggested Bounty or Brawny)

Good Luck

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Registered: 07-30-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 11:04pm

I make these and use the Kleenex brand Viva paper towels.

**************** Jenny, tandem nursing homebirthing enviromama to Solana (5.5), Jonas (2.5), and baby brother born 10.24.08
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 10-26-2003 - 3:05pm
I just use regular bounty and they work great. The cheaper paper towels are too thin and fall apart.