DIY Baby Powder

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Mason’s first day of school was yesterday. He’s child number one that’s headed off to school and while I still have a few years before Kyla heads off to Kindergarten and even more before Emilia heads there as well knowing that it’s coming has me all sorts of sentimental. Time goes by so quickly. Mason is in 1st grade. Kyla starts preschool this year and Emilia is 7 months old. HOW did this happen?!

While I’m knee-deep in grade school stuff with Mason I’m still knee-deep in diapers. When you have a kid in school and a kid in diapers life gets kind of hectic. Luckily I’ve learned a few things along the way. Like what to pack in your diaper bag and that you don’t actually need a diaper bag and instead just a gigantic bag that can carry a little bit of everything from diapers to a change of clothes. Along the way I’ve also learned what restaurants aren’t kid friendly, which restaurants are and that on a Saturday or Sunday you can literally feed your kids lunch with the samples from Costco while you shop for said diapers. Our favorite are  Huggies Little Snugglers Plus which you can only get at Costco. Just like pretty much everything in Costco they’re an amazing deal at just .21 per diaper and we’ve found that Huggies Little Snugglers Plus works best for our kids so it’s a win/win. I’m excited to stock up again on Huggies Little Snugglers Plus since they’ll be dropping the price by six dollars starting on September 1st  making each diaper just .18. For my deal hunters here are the full details: Little Snugglers Plus (Sizes 1 & 2) – $37.49, $31.49 after $6 discount and Free shipping (this offer valid 9/1 to 9/25) Little Movers Plus (Size 3, 4, 5, & 6) – $42.99, $36.99 after $6 discount and Free shipping (this offer valid 9/1 –to 9/25) Starting in August Little Snugglers Plus will also be available in size Newborn starting – $29.99 available in select warehouses and online at Costco.com. The things you get excited about when you’re a mom, huh?

huggies plus at costco

What else have I learned as a mom of three? I’ve learned that some things you should buy instead of trying to make yourself and that some things are better homemade than bought from a store. One of those things being baby powder. It was pretty common knowledge by the time I had Mason that baby powder wasn’t exactly the best for our little ones but at times the need was still especially during the summer when it is super hot. When I expressed this to the best mom I know, my mom she said “just use cornstarch”. Why didn’t I think of that? Of course I had to take it a littler further and add some essential oils to make the cornstarch even better!

DIY Baby Powder Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Funnel for easy pouring
  • Shaker Container (mine holds about a 1/4 cup of powder)
  • 5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Melaleuca alternifolia aka Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • Heaping 1/4 cup cornstarch

This DIY Baby Powder can’t get much easier to use. Measure out a heaping 1/4 cup of cornstarch. Using your funnel to get your cornstarch into your container fill the container halfway.

Step 1 Add Baking Soda to Shaker

Add 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil.

Step 2 Add 5 drops lavender

Add 5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil (pictures show it by it’s botanical name Melaleuca alternifolia).

Step 3 Add Tea Tree

Add the remaining cornstarch to the top of the container leaving some room for shaking.

Step 4 Fill the shaker to the top with corn starch

Now put a lid on it and shake it up!

DIY Baby Powder

Use during diaper changes after wiping to help wick up any moisture that may be present. Luckily Huggies Little Snugglers Plus are the softest, most absorbent Huggies diapers (hence the plus) AND they have Leak Lock® with up to 12 hour protection which means that moisture won’t be as big of an issue of your little one. Huggies Little Movers Plus user? Don’t worry, you still get that awesome 12 hour protection and the most absorbent diaper and double grip strips for active babies. Emilia is only in size two diapers but she’s crazy active so I know that’s a feature I’m going to love once we move to Huggies Little Movers Plus!

One last thing I’ve learned. You don’t need a toy to entertain babies. They’ll play with pretty much everything. Even a box.

babies will play with anything

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