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Homemade Baby Wipes

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“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.”
2 rolls

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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