I make my own wipe solution, too. I bought wash cloths at Walmart or BJ's (can't remember which one) and they were something like three dozen cloths for $5. I ended up buying a total of 6 dozen, cause they're so darned useful. I love all the pretty ones that you can buy these days, but practicality reigns supreme in this household, and items must be multi taskers to justify a purchase. (anyone else love Alton Brown? LOL) I use the cloths for EVERYTHING, wiping bums, cleaning faces and hands, anything!
As far as solution goes, I don't have a specific recipe, I just kind of throw it all together. I use my peri bottle and put some Dr. Bronner's Lavendar soap in it, with some Burt's Bees Apricot oil, some tea tree oil, some aloe vera, some calendula oil, oh, anything that strikes my fancy. It all gets shaken up in the peri bottle and stored as my "baby butt cleaner base". We literally label it BBCB. Then, we have a spray bottle, the kind you buy for cleaning, and we fill it with water and add a few squirts of BBCB to the water. I have found that if you add the BBCB first, it gets all bubbly and is hard to fill, but if you add the water first, and THEN the BBCB, you can fill the bottle completely. I keep a few bottles of this premixed in various locations around the house with wash cloths. It's very diluted, and smells very fresh and clean. Whenever we have a mess to clean up, I just spray a wash cloth and wipe away. For really goopy baby poopies, I've even been known to spray my DD's bottom directly, which always made her giggle. She's been potty trained since she was 1 1/2 now, so it's hard to remember, but she never minded the room temperature wipes.
I'm curious to hear what your recipe is Cheryl. I'm a mad scientist type of cook, so I hate following recipes. That seems to be the rule for just about anything with me. LOL.
We must all be very busy this weekend, cause we're slower the past couple of days. I'm looking for posts, and there just hasn't been much. Wonder if anyone's having babies?
Glad you're doing so well, Kimberly, but I must agree with everyone else, take it easy! No outlet shopping for you, just yet! Yikes! I remember after my DD was born, I just felt so much better than I'd felt when I was pregnant, that even despite having been through a cesarean section, I was unstoppable. This time I have every intention of taking it much slower. Enjoy it! You only get a baby moon a few times in your life!
And, I'm not cleaning like crazy, but I'm slowly getting through all the baby stuff we have. We went crazy shopping at Target yesterday, but mostly just got stuff for the house. We bought another phone, so I'm returning the first one we got at Sam's Club. And, we bought a mini bounce house for my daughter's third birthday. It felt so frivolous to purchase it, but I'm just so excited to give it to her! She's going to be ecstatic! I've already got her party mostly planned out, so it should be pretty easy. Her birthday's September 7, and we're having a party on September 11, the day before my MIL goes home so she can help out a lot. Haven't decided on food yet, but we're going to have super fun activities. Mega bubble wands outside, the mini bounce house, our little swimming pool (8ft, but only 2 feet deep), hula hoops, all sorts of fun stuff. Maybe even a finger painting station. The kids should have a blast! I don't want this year to be the year that she didn't have a cool birthday party, so I'm trying to get it all planned in advance. And, with summer stuff going on clearance now, even though I'm in Florida and summer won't be over until December, I'm stocking up on supplies.
Hope all is well with everyone!