Anyway. So when we brought Brenna home, we tried the sensitive baby wipes, and they just seemed to irritate her skin...so armed with a recipe from our dermatologist's wife, we set out to make our own.
Three players in this game...
Find yourself a good container that latches and will hold half a paper towel roll. You'll first need to cut a paper towel roll completely in half (so that you have two short rolls, not a long split roll...that really wouldn't get you far.)
1/2 teaspoon baby shampoo/wash (we use an all-natural one)
1 teaspoon mineral oil or baby oil
1.5 cups of water (a little more if you have a roll that is larger than just the standard size)
Pour all of the ingredients in your container and just swirl them around so they mix - no shaking!
Then plop your paper towel half roll in, and let magic lead your mixture all the way to the top of the roll (will take probably 10 minutes)
Then, just remove the cardboard insert and pull your wipes from the middle!
I also wanted to add that Bounty are really the best paper towels to use for this, in my experience. We have tried using a couple of other brands and they eventually grew little mold spots. We have never seen mold when we use Bounty.
A lot of people ask about Brenna's diaper area...and are surprised to learn that the skin there is probably the softest, least irritated and most moisturized on her body. As our dermatologist likes to remind us, urine has something in it called urea that is really good for the skin. Urea is even used in some skin products. As disgusting as it sounds, the fact that she pees all over herself is actually really good for her skin (And of COURSE, I don't just let her sit in it. That would be completely unsanitary. Even though urea is good for the skin, you must still change and clean your kids off!)
So be gone, intimidation...not only is it easy to make your own wipes, it's much cheaper. Simple and inexpensive is not something that usually happens with a baby, so seize it!