Savvy mum makes her own baby wipes after coronavirus stockpilers clear the shelves

A CLEVER mum has created her own reusable baby wipes to avoid the disappointment of not being able to pick up any in store –  and it works out to be so much cheaper, too. 

In a desperate bid to find a cheaper and readily available alternative for her little ones, the Australian mum decided to pop into her local bargain store where she picked up on oversized bath towel for £3 – which she then turned into 32 reusable wipes for her youngster.

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In hope her idea would encourage others to do the same, and offer a solution for mums in need,  the mum took to Facebook where she detailed her method and solution to the supermarket shortages that have left her and other parents short.

She explained that she was able to turn one bath sheet – which is typically about 35 inches wide by 60 inches long – into 32 individual cloths about the size of a face-towel which she could then use "a different colour bath sheet for face and hand wipes."

Ensuring the idea is practical, the woman said:"There's will be used for nappy changes, soaked, washed and used again – So much cheaper then facewashers and wipes"

She explained that the 20 minutes it took to cut up the towel and small amount of coin she spent was well worth it considering she no longer has to stress about whether or not the supermarkets will have wipes available each time she visits.

She also picked up a small basket from the bargain store to keep the cloths in which no doubt set her back an extra couple of pounds, but a small price to pay for the affordable and eco-friendly alternative to baby wipes.

In her full post, she wrote: "One bath sheet $6 (£3) 20mins work and I know have 32 reusable wipes for my little one so no more stressing if there will be any left at the shops. These will be used for nappy changes, soaked, washed and used again. I am going to use a different colour bath sheet for face and hand wipes. So much cheaper then facewashers and wipes."

The woman's post attracted a huge response, with many people applauding her for her clever idea and creativity during these difficult times.

But while the idea is great, many were quick to point out that it's "just like the good old days" when parents didn't have the option to buy disposable wipes for their little ones.

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Many people even compared the idea to using cloth nappies for babies – a method commonly used among parents – with many older parents encouraging other mums to swap out baby wipes for face cloths entirely.

One person wrote: "That’s what us baby boomer mums did in the 70’s!! You should also try the good old cloth nappies!! Great for bubs, your wallet & the environment!!"

While another mum said: "And heaps nicer on the bum ! Lol I loved washing my little ones dirty bum with a lovely warm cloth like this – wipes are full of chemicals and I reckon they make a bubs bum smell . Great work!"

With a third adding: "Great sustainability shame it took this virus to make us more aware of our household items etc etc
Great work love it"

In more parenting news, mum shares her hilarious homeschooling plan for ‘home economics’ and parents are instantly on board.

Plus,this mum breaks down in tears as she slams coronavirus stockpilers for buying all the nappies in her area.

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