Posted on March 23, 2011

Homemade Baby Wipes on the Cheap

baby wipesGreat tip from Chasing Tiny Feet:

We all know diapers and wipes get expensive quickly. Here’s an idea if you are looking to save a little money on baby wipes – Make your own baby wipes at home. It is so easy, I wish I had started this sooner.

This homemade version costs just pennies and if you are super thrifty, you can save even more by using coupons for the paper towels. Try not to skimp on quality though. A thicker, higher quality paper towel is better for this task.

Homemade Baby Wipes

1 roll of Bounty (or another thick, quality brand) paper towels
2-1/4 cups of water
2 Tbsp. baby bath or shampoo
1 Tbsp. baby oil


1. Cut the roll of towels in half (an electric knife works well) and place in a container. You can also separate the towels into a neat pile that will be ready to use.

2. Mix all liquid ingredients together and pour over top of the towels.

3. Let the liquid absorb into the towels. When ready to use, remove the
cardboard center (if you left it in) and pull the towels from the middle.

Baby wipes….. fast, inexpensive and easy! I also reuse all the wipes containers I have collected over the past 22 months to store the homemade wipes in. I also put the recipe to the front of the wipes container so it is easy to find when I need to make them again.

You Might Also Like

  • Susan O’Neill

    This is a great idea. I think Witch Hazel would be much better to use and use unbleached paper towels. Most baby shampoo and baby oil is really not good for babies unless you are buying it at a Health Food Store.

  • angie

    This is really interesting. I guess a big round wipes container would store them best? The ones I have are rectangular. I’ve had them for over 5 years I just keep refilling. Ha ha, that’s an old wipes container!

Back to top