I’m a pretty frugal person. We’ve taken lots of steps to live happily on less so that I can be home raising our children. We don’t do cable. We rarely eat out. We don’t have any debt aside from our mortgage. We utilize our library and fresh free produce and Manager’s Specials. I’ve even stalked the local grocery stocker and asked for a discount. So why, I ask you, had I never thought to make my own baby wipes?
Even though I’d seen the baby wipes idea on a few other blogs, it took several reads to turn the lightbulb on. Finally, after reading Joy’s suggestion, I gave it a try.
I won’t go into how to make them; Joy does a nice job of that. But I will tell you what they cost (for me).
Here’s the breakdown.
1 roll = 88 sheets x 2 (because I cut the roll in 1/2) = 176 sheets
176 sheets = 80 cents (withOUT a coupon because my 5 year old daughter, who was in charge of holding coupons, somehow couldn’t think what she did with the coupons at checkout time… never mind that I had THREE MORE of the SAME COUPON with me in my organizer… didn’t even think of that, grrrr)
1 T. baby oil and 1 T. baby shampoo = didn’t take the time to figure it, but it has to be PENNIES, right???
176 wipes fill TWO + (but not quite three) of my store-bought wipes tubs.
So one full tub of wipes cost me maybe 43 cents, without the darn coupon! Pretty good deal for those of us unfortunate enough to live more than four hours from the nearest CVS, huh?
Thanks, Joy! Why didn’t I try that sooner?
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*** Update: I should have let you know that I’ve already tried them out on many a varied 😉 messy situation, and they work wonderfully. They smell great, too. Like giving baby a bath with each new diaper!