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Homemade Baby Wipes Recipe



By Helen Wright


While my twin babies can bring double the joy, double the laughter to my family, it can also make double dents in our parental purses! Recently, I started making my own baby wipes. Homemade baby wipes cost much lesser than store bought brands and trust me, they're just as good.


The steps to making baby wipes are pretty straight forward and easy, the only challenge is you must get the right paper towels – one that can withstand sitting in a pool of liquid for as long as it takes you to use them all up.


I tried other paper towels that are cheaper than Bounty but they'd fall apart and mold if left in the container, so I suggest you stick with Bounty for best results.


The solution recipe can be altered to use any skin oil or baby bath you like, which is great for babies with allergies or skin sensitivities. For example, you can replace baby bath with aloe vera gel. Or, you can use a natural organic soap.


You can even use a baby bath with moisturizer to make a moisturizing baby wipe. Baby oil can be substituted with essential oils as well; try ½ tablespoon each of a couple different oils (tea tree oil or calendula oil are both safe bets). Some parents prefer to use olive oil and sometimes substitute water with the fancier mineral water.


Home Made Baby Wipes Recipe 1


1 4-qt square or round airtight container ( Rubber maid #6 or #9,  8' H x 7.25' W x 7.25' D)

½ roll Bounty Big Roll Select-A-Size paper towels

2½ cups water, boiled and cooled to room temperature

2 teaspoons baby bath (I use Parent's Choice brand because it's cheaper)

2 teaspoons baby oil (substitute coconut oil if baby is sensitive to mineral oil)



How to make baby wipes:

First, you cut the roll of paper towels in half with a knife and then remove the inner cardboard core.


Next, place towels in container with the cut side facing down. Now, make the solution – mix oil and bath with water in a bowl. Once you're done with that, pour mixture over towels and secure the lid tightly. Allow it to sit until all liquid is absorbed into the paper towels.


Now, flip the container upside-down and allow to sit for another 5 minutes, and you're ready to go – open the container and 'start' the roll by pulling a towel from the inside of the roll.


To jazz up your container, just stickers to decorate or personalize in any other fashion you can think of. I'm not much of an artistic, so I use stickers. Don't forget always to make sure that the container is closed tightly after each use to prevent drying out and store them in a cool place, away from sunlight.





How to Make Baby Wipes Recipe 2


Here's another way to make baby wipes – no paper cutting, no fuss – choose a brand of paper towel like Viva brand by Kleenex (they softer and more durable thus suitable for wiping a baby's bottom), then concoct the baby wipe solution. Keep the solution in a spray or squirt bottle and use the spray only when you need it.


The good thing about this method is you don't need to soak the towels for any period of time. When you need baby wipes, just spray the solution directly onto the wipes. If you soaked them in the solution for too long, they'd break apart as you're using them.



With such simple steps to make homemade baby wipes, I'm sure you'll have absolutely NO problems, and you save a lot of money as well.

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