I just wanted to share something that has saved me a lot of money. I use homemade baby wipes, and I've used them since my oldest was born. The only time I didn't use them was when we lived in Virginia last spring; it's far too hot and humid there, and the wipes went moldy after just a few days. In Utah, however, these were perfect and almost never went moldy.
I buy an eight pack of regular sized Viva papertowels and saw them in half. I usually saw four rolls at a time so they are ready for me when I need them. I can usually go about two months before sawing more rolls.
Wal-Mart used to sell four-packs of nesting tupperware (the kind perfect for flour, and the three sugars), and the size I use is size 2. I put about one or two tablespoons of baby wash in them and add two cups of cool water (warm water makes things moldy). Then I put a half-roll in the tupperware, put the lid on, and turn it upside down until it's soaked through. When it is, I remove the cardboard tubing and voila! I have some inexpensive, convenient baby wipes!
1 regular sized Viva roll = 100 papertowels
1 Viva roll sawed in half = 200 wipes
You can even go so far as to cut each wipe in half again, making up to 400 wipes out of one roll.
One 8-pack of Viva costs about $7 - $9.
8-pack package = 800 papertowels = 1,600 wipes (3,200 if you cut the wipes in half)
You will pay only .005 cents per wipe that way. That's a pretty good deal, I think.
Compare: Kirtland brand baby wipes from Costco cost $15.49 for 704 wipes. Even if you cut those in half, that's still only 1,408 wipes for $15.49, which translates to about .011 cents per wipe.
I am definitely saving money by making my own wipes!
Now, what types of things do you use or do to save you money?
Do you have any special products or tricks?
Let me know!