During my first days of diapering, I used cloth wipes soaked in a homemade solution. I would mix a batch of solution, and pour over wipes in a plastic wipe container. This worked well, but after a few months, I knew I needed something easier.
Fast forward to today and you will find me making, “Little Bottom Spray.” It’s super easy, and very quick. It’s also easy when out, though we mostly conventional diaper and use biodegradable wipes (brand below) when we are out and about, or at church. Nobody in the nursery wants to deal with cloth diapering! NOBODY has time for that with ten other littles running around. 🙂
- Easy to use spray bottle (I use a plastic bottle I recycled from the first diaper spray I bought)
- Baby gentle Castille soap (I use Dr. Bronner’s)
- Sweet orange essential oil (optional)
- Fill your spray bottle with warm water.
- Add about three drops of Castille soap (a little goes a long way).
- Add two or three drops of orange EO. Again, use sparingly. You need just enough to freshen up baby’s bottom. Keep in mind, orange oil will cause skin to become photosensitive in the sun. Do not use if baby’s bottom is bare in the sun!
- Shake it up!
- Bingo. You’re done. 🙂
I spray onto a cloth wipe, not Wesley’s bottom. It’s too cold and he is not a fan of cold water on his bum. Who is?
Happy Cloth Diapering,
The Joyful Homemaker
**Our wipes of choice when not using cloth**