Homemade Baby Wipes

I was elated to hear from a friend that she came across a homemade baby wipe recipe that she thought I would love. She was beyond right……I LOVE it! Diapering and wiping a baby's tiny behind is by far the most expensive part of having baby. Well, maybe feeding is if your not breastfeeding your little one. But, either way, it is pretty pricey and to buy wipes. This recipe, along with some thrifting thinking, can cut out the expense of buying wipes entirely. This recipes is made up of all natural organic ingredients and receiving blankets….eco-friendly and non-toxic. Does it get any better than that?

I ordered my ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs but I am sure you find these things other places online or your local nature food store.

What you'll need to make one batch of wipes:

-Receiving blanket, old t-shirt cut into 8x8 square
-2 cups of boiled water (cooled but still warm)
-1 tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
-1 tablespoon Which Hazel Extract
-2 tablespoon Castille Soap
-2 Vitamin E Caps
-1 tablespoon Olive oil
-6 drops of Orange Bitter Essential oil
-6 drops of Lavender Essential oil

How to make this magic happen:

-Find, cut, and fold wipes while waiting for water to boil. Once you have a good amount of wipes cut, you will be washing and using them over and over again. They might become stringy from being cut up. Just pull stings and throw the stings away.

 Receiving blankets cut into 8x8 squares

 Accordion fold them.  

Once water is boiled pour into a bowl and throw in the vitamin E caps so they can dissolve while water is still hot. Once water has cooled off a bit, add in all the remaining ingredients and give a good stir. 

Let mixture cool while stirring occasionally.
Pour the cool wipe mixture over the wipes in the container. Close top and flip over a few times to ensure the wipes are saturated with mixture.

This recipe can be made in batches. I made a gallon of it in a dispensing container and just dispense about 2 cups of it into my wipe container over freshly washed and folded wipes.

*I use an old wipe container for the dirty wipes. I empty them into a laundry bag like this one when it gets full and throw it in the wash with the rest of the baby clothes. I have two groups of wipes so that I'm never without wipes. One being used and one getting washed. It's been working beautifully for four months now.

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Library Time

We were able to take a trip to our new library. It is amazing! The children's section is huge. Actually the entire library is huge compared to our previous library. I was so delighted to become a member and find out that we can take out 50 books per card. What! That is awesome news. They also offer a ton of activity sessions for toddlers and children's reading times throughout the week.  We've made two trips and this is what we got:

I am open to children's literature suggestions. What do you like reading to your littles? I've come across this list of top 100 children's books to read. I am excited to have a goal of completing this list in our reading life.

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This Is The Softest Blanket I've Ever Seen…..Goosewaddle Review And Giveaway

I believe that this is my very first sponsored product review here on Perfect Imperfections! I was sent a product to test and review and I am happy to report that I'm beyond pleased, blown away really! So GooseWaddle contacted me asking if I would like a sample of their product to review….and I said, uuummmm yes! So I received a small blanket, a large blanket and a super cute mascot! It took me over two weeks to even bust into the box, but once I did I was blown away at how incredibly soft these blankets are. They are unbelievably soft!! In fact, they are the softest blankets I've have ever felt in my life! I can say this because Ive had three children and have received many many (too many)  baby blankets…and by far GooseWaddle makes the softest blankets ever! So to all you moms out there, please do yourself and your little one a favor and swing by the GooseWaddle site and get yourself (your little one) a super soft and luxurious blanket! You will be so happy you did! And in light of this review I am hosting a GoodWaddle giveaway here on Perfect Imperfections!

To Enter:
Leave a comment below with your email address and choice of color if you are the winner. 
Color options: Blue, Pink, or White

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Giveaway will close Friday April18th at midnight

Good luck my friends!


Anderson Ryan-Alexander {5 months}

Anderson has transformed from a squashy little baby blob to a social squashy baby blob. We have long baby conversations that include lots of screams and screeches. Oh, and don't forget the drool, lots of drool in there too! His nickname is tonka tank because he weights 21 pounds. Yes, he has tripled his birth weight at 5 months this usually takes place at around one year. In fact we had friends over recently who have a 13 month old and both him and Anderson are in the same size diapers and are within a few pounds of each other.  It's pretty much a work out carrying him around all day. Yes, he still won't allow me to put him down for longer than a 10 minutes span. If my grandmother were to see this she would say "you are spoiling that baby!"….It make me smile every time I think of this.

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It's So Fun To Be Three

Amar'e is three years old. Wait, what?! Three years old! How amazingly fast the time has gone. I can safely say that she has changed the entire fabric of my being. Im not sure what it is about her but she managed to rewrite my entire operational system. This year we had a tiny party for friends and family. It was great! I just wish I would have been able to do more decorating and preparing then I did. I kind of just threw everything together that morning, but everything was perfect according to Amar'e and in the end that's all that matters.

It's hard to put into words home much I love this little girl.

P.S-My goal for this week is to get back on track. I have been thrown off  by some crazy combination of aliments that suddenly came on. There have been a lot of crazy things going on in my corner of the world that are hard to explain but hopefully I will have some answers to my questions Friday. I'll try and keep up.

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