Friday, February 19, 2010

Homemade Baby Wipes

Homemade baby wipes When my kids were little, they tender bottoms broke out when I used store bought wipes, so I made my own using water, baby oil, baby bath, and Bounty Paper Towels.  Now that I am keeping The Princess, I've began making and using them again.  I've even given them as baby gifts to moms that love this sort of thing. I know there are many recipes for this, but this is what we do.  When our kids were little we used cloth diapers and made our own baby wipes. I loved knowing what went into them as Oldest was a little sensitive to the bought ones. In a few weeks, we will start watching a baby for a some friends when she goes back to the classroom, and I'm considering making them again. They last forever! Here is how we made them. Since most parents have these supplies on hand anyway, these are relatively inexpensive to make.


  • 1 roll of Bounty paper towels.  I like to use the Big Roll (it's gotta be a really strong paper towel)
  • 2 TBSP Baby Wash/Bath (choose a natural wash!)
  • 2 TBSP Baby Oil(I've heard some people use olive oil
  • 2 Cups water (I like to use warm water, as it mixes easier)
  • Container to hold wipes. we use a 10 C. Rubbermaid container with locking lid that we got about 18 years ago. You just need something that has a locking lid
  1. Cut roll of Bounty. I mark the center using a ruler and ink pen, then used my electric knife (or you could use a sharp serrated knife) to cut the roll in half.
  2. Place 1/2 roll of paper towels in container.
  3. Pour solution over towels.
  4. Seal tightly and let set for a few hours or overnight.
  5. Open container, remove cardboard center, use from the middle.
  6. This will make two large rolls of baby wipes. Save the other 1/2 roll for the next time you need to make wipes.

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