DIY – Baby Wipes

I can’t believe I waited so long to make these…baby wipes. For years I’ve thought about it, looked up recipes, but never tried. I finally took the plunge. Don’t wait. These are so easy; it’s unreal.
You need a roll of paper towels that you cut in half. After cutting my roll in half I pulled out the cardboard tube. It’s a little tricky but can be done. I’m getting better at it after my third batch. Some say to soak the roll in the solution then pull the cardboard out, but I didn’t want to waste my solution on something I was going to pull out and not use.
Then you need some baby wash/shampoo and some oil. I use sweet almond oil. The recipe I was using said to use  one tablespoon of the shampoo, but I found this was way too much. It makes the wipes really soapy. I’ve cut it back to one-half to one teaspoon.

So you need one teaspoon of baby wash/shampoo, one tablespoon of oil, one cup of water and a half roll of paper towels.

I mix the water, shampoo and oil right in the wipes container I have.

Then just put your roll of paper towels in and turn it until all the water is soaked up.

That’s it! Now just pull the towels out from the centre. It only takes a couple of minutes to make. I haven’t taken the time to figure out the cost compared to store-bought, but it has to be cheaper. As well, if you use a good baby shampoo it will be healthier.

So do you have some DIY project that you waited a long time to try, but then were glad when you finally did?

Jennifer Schonhaar

Jennifer Schonhaar

Jennifer is the happily married wife of a pastor and the somewhat-tired-but-oh-so happy mum to eight beautiful children. She loves to try new healthy recipes, sew, read to her children, garden and play the piano.
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  1. Joy Daggett

    It would probably also help those who have strong allergic reactions to a lot of baby wipes bcs you could use an organic shampoo specifically for babies that have allergies.

  2. Julie

    It DOES look and sound easy – wonder if I should try HAHA 🙂 But yeah, it is probably better for baby’s bottom. Our first experience with DIY tomato sauce was an experience and I think we’ll only get better haha 🙂

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