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Friday, June 14, 2013

Homemade Baby Wipes

About a year ago I started making my own baby wipes.  Everything I read about making your own wipes was mostly positive so I decided to give it a try.  I have never gone back!  Some people think that it costs the same as purchasing wipes, but I really believe it has saved our family quite a bit of money on wipes. We bought a large package of paper towels about 6 months ago and just now ran out, the baby wash that we bouth from the dollar store has lasted for a whole year and the coconut oil is a tiny amount and therefore doesn't cost a whole lot either.

 My husband is also extreemly picky about the kinds of wipes we use. They have to be strong enough so that they don't break while you're wiping a little bum but also soft and the perfect amount of wetness to clean up right.  We have both decided that these are the best wipes we have ever used.  They are strong, the perfect moisture content, and soft on a little bum.  And because of the coconut oil they are great on baby's skin and your own dry hands too.  There really is no going back to store bought on this one.  I will probably still make these when we have no more baby bums to clean and
 use them as hand wipes for sticky fingers or just to add some moisture back into my winter hands.

Homemade Baby Wipes
1 Roll of bounty paper towel (NOT a double roll)
1 Tbsp. your favorite baby wash
1 tsp. melted coconut oil
2 cups warm water
2 containers of your choice that are tall enough for 1/2 a paper towel roll and have a lid
 (I found mine at the dollar store)
1 electric knife

Cut your paper towel in half with the electric knife.  You can do this with a regular serated knife but it is very difficult.  An electric knife is about $10 at Walmart and a great investment.  I use it to cut my homemade bread and also for cutting corn off the cob in the fall.

Mix your baby wash, coconut oil and water together.  I usually just mix it all in the measuring cup.

Fold your paper towel a bit in order to fit it into your containers.  You're going to want to make sure the cut side is on the bottom of the container.

Slowly pour 1/2 of the liquid into each container.  When the brown roll gets wet you can gently remove it from the center.  Also pull out the first wipe from the center to start your wipes.  Make sure that you keep the lid on your wipes when you're not using them or they will dry out. 


  1. This sounds fantastic! Do you think it would work with thick double roll toilet paper? I'm thinking about flushability. Thanks for all your amazing posts.

  2. Claudia, you can try with the toilet paper, but I think it would be too soft and just fall apart. But you are right, you can not flush these wipes....unless you want to hire a plumber to come and unclog your toilet. ;)


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