Beautiful Bums

We are planning to do cloth diapering on Squishy’s adorable bum after he comes out into the world. We have the supplies, have taken mini-lessons from a friend who successfully did it and YouTube has been quite the best-friend as we embark on this adventure. Oliver installed the “sprayer” on the toilet the other day, all of the diapers have gone through the laundry, and today I made the leap into organizing my cloth wipes. This video was my inspiration …


So I sat this evening and tried her technique out. Wicked fast to get them all folded up and into the containers! We’ve inherited two containers and have filled both, with some extra to go in the diaper bag!

Cloth wipes with easy access!
Cloth wipes with easy access!


We also made a “solution” to moisten the wipes. We’ve done quite a bit of reading on this, and looked through sites (like this one) just full of recipes. An interesting thing we discovered is that, for baby boys, one should NOT use tea tree oil or lavender oil. Now, the research isn’t exactly sound .. but there is a plausible connection between them and weak estrogenic and antiandrogenic activities. We decided to just not mess with it, and looked up some alternatives that also have antibacterial properties. The recipe we’re trying first is:

  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dr Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap [Baby Mild]
  • 3 drops essential oil (we’re going with lemon)
  • 1 cup water

We put it in a nice squirt bottle (apparently spray bottles take too long to soak the wipe) and we’re ready to give it a go!

… well, once we have a baby’s bum to try it out on!

<3 Tara and Oliver







4 responses to “Beautiful Bums”

  1. Sarah Avatar

    I don’t know too much about the effects of different oils, but my niece (Alicia) started developing breast tissue when she was under a year. The Dr. told my sister that it was the lavender lotion. She quit using that lotion and it stopped growing. To this day Alicia has one side of her chest that is “a lil more developed” than the other side. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jeff Roehl Avatar
    Jeff Roehl

    I am not clear what is wrong with Tara’s heart.

    And I am assuming you guys are not clear on this either.

    You will be in my heart and prayers noon Monday and everyday.

    Dont respond to this as I know you are very busy and preoccupied.

    I will figure out all of this in the coming weeks.

    With all my love,


  3. Amy Avatar

    Hey Tara! How is this spray working out for you all? I was looking for a recipe to spray down/disinfect diaper covers naturally…with leaks and all from the prefolds or inserts…and wondered if this would be effective. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Tara Avatar

      Due to 1) Liam’s surgery, 2) the following months of GI problems and specialists and now 3) the move we actually haven’t started cloth diapering. We are in temporary housing in Sunnyvale currently until we go to CO in October. The hubby has asked me NOT to take on cloth diapering until we get settled there ๐Ÿ™

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