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Hi Sharon!
Can you give me your opinion on benefits of making homemade baby wipes instead of buying commercially produced wipes? I am writing an article and need an expert quote.
Thank you so much!

Hi Georgia
as the skin is permeable, things that are applied to it can be absorbed.  Minimising baby's exposure to chemicals of any kind is smart, and making non-toxic baby wipes is a great start. One just needs to ensure that the wipes will not grow bacteria.  There's also nothing wrong with using the time-honoured baby wipe moistener: water on a clean cloth.  Followed by thorough drying and application of a natural barrier cream, such as beeswax-based Papaya ointment.

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Sharon Erdrich


Any health related question, particularly those related to an holistic approach, using nutrition, herbal medicine, aromatherapy and lifestyle options.


30 years as a registered nurse, Private health consultant and experienced educator of complementary medicine practitioners.

NZAMH, NZ Nursing Council., AIMA (Associate member), Naturopaths of NZ.

Kai Tiaki Journal. Healthy Options Magazine. See my website for downloadable articles.

Reg Nurse, Post Grad Cert Health Science (Nutrition), Dip Herbal Med, Dip Naturopathy, Dip Aromatherapy.

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Best Research Paper, Top Naturopathic Student (2005)

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