After our third child was born with even more sensitive skin than the last, I decided to explore the option of homemade baby wipes. With a little experimentation, I'm pretty happy with our current wipes recipe. So easy! So economical! And it uses items you probably already have at home. Man, I really wished I had started doing this YEARS ago, instead of months. As long as there is a roll of paper towel in the house (and we buy it in bulk!) we will never run out of wipes again. Yippee!!
1 roll Bounty paper towel
2 cups warm water
2 tbsp baby wash
2 tbsp baby oil
1 round container, at least 6" wide and 5" tall
If you don't already have a round container to use for this project, you can see what your local store has available. I found this set of two bowls that fit the bill:
Okay...let's make our baby wipes!
As you start using homemade wipes, you can tweak the ingredients a little until you figure out what works best for you. I like our wipes to be fairly wet, but maybe you'd be more happy with using less water. And, obviously, you can make your wipes with all-organic materials if that is your preference.
Other wipes recipes I've found online use a touch of vinegar to make the wipes more anti-bacterial or to prevent mold growth. Honestly, I've never felt the need. Even though our wipes last a long time, I've never stored them long enough for mold to form!!
Hope this tutorial was helpful! Have a terrific day!