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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
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.