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Stop Using Chemical Baby Wipes

The Daily Greening

With a new baby in the house I not only realize that babies scream alot but also that so many chemicals are used in the care of babies.  Specifically, I was amazed at what we put on out baby's bottom to clean it with store bought wipes.  I talke about this with nurses and doctors at the hospital I visisted and they unanimously suggested to only use those things as last resort.  Instead...

USE WATER ON PAPER TOWELS!

Stop Using Chemical Baby Wipes

Simply wet a recycled one-ply paper towel with warm water and it does the trick perfectly.  Use a dry paper towel to finish the cleaning.  A great way to reduce your use of packaging and chemicals in one-shot.  If this is too harsh for your baby's bottom try this nifty homemade baby wipe recipe from about.com which uses only baby oil, baby wash, water and paper towels.

 

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Baby Wipes

Great information!!  That wasn't something I had even thought about until a a month ago.  I think when I'm at home I'm going to use rewashable baby wipes.  I hear they're even better at cleaning all the nooks and crannies of a sticky mess than store bought baby wipes.