As we closed out a year of Meghan using homemade diaper wipes, everything began to run low. First she ran out of baby oil – the name brand kind with aloe. I decided to try coconut oil and baby soap, instead of baby oil and baby soap. I have read lots of good stuff about coconut oil, and we’ve used it topically on other family members with fine results.
I made her the usual batch of dry cotton wipes with water, baby soap and coconut oil and used those for a few weeks. The coconut oil definitely increased her interest in eating the wipes, but unfortunately her bum did not agree with the coconut oil and she had a slight rash until the batch of wipes ran out.
I bought generic baby oil (no aloe) and also another year’s supply of dry wipes, and she is completely fine again. I had debated buying regular wipes instead of making my own, but her skin is just so sensitive that it is worth the extra effort to do the homemade wipes.