Homemade Baby Wipes Recipe + Video

Posted: 07/19/12 2:00 PM (Modified: 09/20/12 10:30 AM)

This is an old video I made showing off my homemade baby wipes. Being that my youngest is four years old, it's been awhile since I needed these. However, this is the most watched video on our YouTube channel so I though I would bring it back. These are super easy and super cheap! I made these for awhile with my first son because of his sensitivities to fragrance and other products, they were perfect.

What you will need:
Empty container with a lid (reuse any old wipes containers if you can)
Roll of paper towels
1 1/2 Cups of water
2 Tablespoons of wash
1 Tablespoon baby oil

Instructions: Cut paper towels in half with an electric knife or a super sharp knife. Place one section of cut towels into a bowl. Mix water, wash and oil in a cup. Pour mixture over cut towels soaking them as much as possible. Let sit 10 minutes or more then flip the towels upside down so the mixture soaks the other way. After about 10 minutes, you should be able to remove the middle cardboard center of the paper towels. You can then use them as you would normal baby wipes.

In the picture above, I cut the paper towels neatly and put them in a square Ziploc container. I’m going to wrap that in ribbon and attach the recipe to give as a gift at an upcoming shower. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving!

The typical cost for making 90 wipes using the method above is only .34! Considering the average box of wipes (60 count) is $2.99, this is great savings.

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Jan 29, 2012 11:41 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

The soap left on the babies skin won't irritate it??

Jan 30, 2012 09:39 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

I made these when my 11-year-old was a baby. I found that that it was worth the added cost to buy Viva white towels because they were extra durable wet. Remember the towels must not have a print because the dyes can be irritating.


Sep 26, 2012 06:27 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

made these a few tims! LOVE them!http://moneysavingmommasandpoppas.com

Sep 28, 2012 05:58 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

mine started molding really fast. what did i do wrong?

Oct 5, 2012 11:56 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

I also had a problem with molding and suggestions.

Oct 10, 2012 09:06 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

We suggest to use less water and store them in a wipes container. We use them alot so they have not molded. Jessica

Jan 29, 2013 02:35 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

A mother at the childcare center I work at swears by this recipe. She even printed off this recipe to share with other families in our monthly newsletter. She has never used store-bought wipes on her son, just this wipes recipe. He is coming up on 3 years old and has NEVER had diaper rash. Definitely worth trying!

Apr 13, 2013 02:01 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

To cut down on the mold issue:
-Use coconut oil instead of baby oil
-Use distilled water
-Add a couple drops of tea tree oil

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