Monday, January 16, 2012

Baby Wipes

One of my most recent things I have started doing is making my own baby wipes. At first I was very skeptical of whether or not I would like them but I wanted to at least give them a try. Now that I have tried them I am really liking them! I feel like when I use them I am actually cleaning Lydia's bum. The best part is that they are a major bargain! If you want to give them a try as well, here is the recipe I use.

1/2 roll paper towels
2 1/2 cups water
2 T baby wash
1 T baby oil

I have found that it works best to boil the water and then add the ingredients. I boil the water to prevent the wipes from getting stinky or moldy before I use them all up. I also make a little more or less liquid depending on how many paper towels I have prepared. I buy paper towels at Costco and split the pack with a friend. That way I do not have to spend as much money at one time. I like their paper towels because they are nice and thick and they are a good price. The rolls come with 80 paper towels on them. I take 1/2 the roll and cut them in half and then the other 1/2 of the roll I cut into 4 pieces. I have two sizes of containers so that is why I cut them into the two different sizes. I figured it out and it costs me about $1.08 to make 192 wipes and if I bought a pack at Target it would cost me $5.75. I think it's worth the effort. If you give them a try let me know what you think!


  1. Wow! I have never seen someone make baby wipes! One of my friends was trying to convince me to save money by using cloth wipes, but we live in an apartment and have to do coin laundry. It wouldn't end up saving me any money at $1.25 a load!

    We split Costco TP and paper towels with friends, too :)

    ♥ Bethany

    1. One of my friends gave me the idea of making my own and then I found the recipe. I really thought first I wouldn't like using them. Guess you never know til you try. :)