DIY Homemade Disposable Baby Wipes
|A reaction from the chemicals|
in mainstream baby wipes.
With baby #1, I was new to cloth diapers and I used a service. I was not about to use cloth wipes and have to figure out how to wash my wipes in the laundromat (which I later did when I stopped the service). To help in my transition I used cloth wipes and had a trash pail next to my diaper pail. I was buying store brand wipes and realized that they contained chemicals that I just didn't want on my baby's skin. After a little research, I realized that I could make disposable wipes with things that I already had in the house.
1 T. castille soap (or other gentle baby soap)
1/2-1 T. olive oil
1 c. water
1 paper towel roll
large scissors or a large serrated bread knife
empty baby wipes container
- Using your large scissors or serrated bread knife, cut the paper towel in thirds so that it looks like three toilet paper rolls.
- Place one roll in your empty baby wipes container on its side as pictured. Save the other 2 rolls for future use.
- Mix the first three ingredients together.
- Poor the liquid over the roll that is in the baby wipes container. Let sit for 10 minutes. Then turn the roll over and let sit another 10 minutes.
- Remove the cardboard core. Pull your wipes out of the top of the wipes container. Use within a week.
These wipes can also be put in a ziploc or other water tight container for out-and-about use. Enjoy!