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How to Renew Dried Out Diaper Wipes

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author image Deborah Lundin
Deborah Lundin is a professional writer with more than 20 years of experience in the medical field and as a small business owner. She studied medical science and sociology at Northern Illinois University. Her passions and interests include fitness, health, healthy eating, children and pets.
How to Renew Dried Out Diaper Wipes
Remember to keep the baby wipe lid tightly closed to avoid evaporation. Photo Credit Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images

Dried out diaper wipes are a pain because they don't do their designated job as well as wet ones, and throwing them out can feel like tossing money in the trash. In most cases, evaporation is the culprit and adding a little distilled water to the package to moisten the wipes is enough to restore them back to usefulness. In some cases though, those wipes need a little extra boost to once again get your baby clean and fresh.

Step 1

Measure 2 cups of distilled water and pour it into a mixing bowl. Add 1/4 cup of your favorite baby shampoo or baby wash. Add 1/4 cup of baby oil. If your shampoo is unscented, add a few drops of lavender oil, if desired.

Step 2

Stir the mixture together slowly with the spoon. You do not want to create bubbles by mixing too hard.

Step 3

Slowly pour 1/4 of the solution over your dried baby wipes. Close the baby wipe lid and turn it upside down. Rotate the container a few times to allow the mixture to soak into the wipes. Repeat this process if the wipes are not yet completely moist.

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