Homemade Baby Wipes

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by princess buttercup

This is a cheap alternative to store bought baby wipes. It takes a very little amount of time and effort to make and use. You control the ingredients.

Top Review by Miss Diggy

These are GREAT!!! My friend used them, and she said she would never go back to ordinary wipes again! I tried them once and liked them alot, but cant switch until I use up my couple boxes of wipes that I got on sale. These are great for babies with allergies to other wipes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 package cloth-like paper towels (not the cheapest papery type)
  • 2 cups hot water, boiled
  • 1 tablespoon baby bath soap or 1 tablespoon baby shampoo
  • 1 tablespoon oil (baby oil, mineral oil, massage oil)
  • 1 tablespoon lotion (baby lotion or regular)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar (to inhibit mold)


  1. Saw the paper towels in half lengthwise with a serrated kitchen knife (not your best one ... this can't be "good" for it). Mix the hot water and following ingredients:
  2. Put the half roll in a plastic container that has a lid, Tupperware-type, empty roll-type baby wipe container, etc.
  3. Shredded side down -- I pick as much of the shredded paper off as I can -- otherwise you leave "lint balls" on your baby's bum.
  4. Pour the water solution over the roll.
  5. (Don't worry about the cardboard tube.) Let sit about 5 minutes, then turn upside down for 5 more minutes to saturate the roll.
  6. Now the cardboard tube will pull out easily.
  7. Pull a "wipe" from the center.
  8. I make one roll at a time and wash the container well between uses. (Note: Mold can be an issue. Suggestions include using Johnson & Johnson soap or 4 drops of tea tree oil to inhibit mold.)

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