Friday, March 9, 2012

Homemade Baby Wipes

My aunt told me about this recipe and a friend recently told me her family has also used a similar recipe.  

In a plastic container combine:
2 tablespoons of baby wash
1 tablespoon of baby oil
2 cups of water 

Using a knife, cut a roll of paper towels in half.  (I have yet to make a nice looking cut!)  

Place paper towels in the plastic container, place lid on, and flip upside down.  
The liquid will soak the paper towels.  

Flip back over and pull cardboard tube out.  Pull wipes up from the middle.  

A 3 pack of generic wipes (240 wipes) is $4.88.
Cost for these wipes (makes about 200) was $1.77.  
(I use thick Brawny paper towels for wipes and already had baby wash and baby oil on hand.) 

Cost per wipe is less than 1 cent.  :) 

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  1. I use a very similar recipe! I posted mine on my blog a few months ago! Check it out! We must be kindred spirits?! Follow my blog...?

  2. The thought of making my own baby wipes has somehow never even crossed my mind! Brilliant!

  3. Awesome! We are definitely making these... we tried the Target brand wipes but I don't like how flimsy they are... Brawny would be perfect!

    BTW- You've been tagged!

  4. I love this idea!

    I wanted to let you know I featured your link from last week:

    Thanks, Pamela

  5. Great idea. Especially for us budget conscious mums
    Carolyn xx

  6. Great idea! I should have known about this a few years back :o)
    Thanks for linking up - please come back again this week!

    Stacey of Embracing Change

  7. This is great! Can't wait to try along with my cloth diapers:). Thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow! This is awesome! I go through SO many baby wipes daily that this would be awesome to try! :) Thanks for sharing!

  9. That's a great idea! I'm a new follower and if you get a chance, I'd love to have you stop by my brand new blog and follow, too :)

  10. I've heard of making your own baby wipes, now we know the hidden secret! This is awesome. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

  11. Fabulous idea!!

    evie @ brown paper packages

  12. This is such a creative idea. I would love for you to link up at my linky party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  13. I'm so gonna try this! Thanks so much for linking up to the "Spring Fling" party over at I Gotta Create! <3

  14. Love this idea...I'm sharing on my fb page. I made my own cloth wipes and solution with my first child. Saves a ton of money!!

  15. awesome and thrifty idea, I have to try this!

  16. This is such a smart idea! I have cousin expecting a new baby and I will have to pass this tip along to her. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Seriously!? Its that easy?! Oh my.. Im going to have to try this ASAP!

    Thank you for linking up last week Tricia! You were one of the most viewed links! Check it out tomorrow :)

  18. Great idea. I found you through which is part of a hop. I am going to have to try this.

  19. I truly like to read your post. Thank you so much for taking the time to share such nice information. I definitely add this great post in my article section.

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  20. This looks amazing! I'm not due for a few months. So i am wondering if anyone knows how long these store for? Thanks!

    1. These work best when your baby is little and you're going through wipes quickly. There are no preservatives and a lot of moisture which means they will mold. However, they'll easily go a week without getting yucky. At least, that is my experience. They're so easy to make. Just have the ingredients on hand and make them when you come home with baby. My recipe is a bit different in that you microwave it all together before putting in the paper towels. Not sure how that changes it, but it's how I do mine. Good luck!

  21. Are home made wipe solutions are reliable? If yes, how they are made?
    honest diapers