Helpful Tip Tuesday: Homemade Baby Wipes

I know this isn’t a food recipe but for those of you with kids, this is a money-saving helpful tip! Baby items can really add up! 

Baby Wipes












Let’s look at the cost savings: If you match a coupon and a sale you can usually get paper towels for about $0.75 a roll. The other items add about $0.50.  So for $1.25 it makes 200 wipes! Let’s compare that to the normal $2 for 64 wipes. To buy 200 wipes would cost you $6.25. You save $5 per 200 wipes! We go through that in less than a month.  In 1 year that saves more than $60! A baby is normally in diapers for about 2.5 years so that’s $150 you could save just by making your own wipes!! And you know what? These were perfect for my son who had a super sensitive bum. They didn’t have any harsh chemicals that burned his skin like some of the store bought wipes.  Bonus!!

  •  Roll of GOOD paper towels (like brawny)
  • 1 Gallon-sized ziploc bag
  • 1 TBS Coconut Oil
  • 1 TBS Baby Wash
  • 1 Cup Hot Water
  1. Saw the roll of paper towels in half and place 1 half in a gallon sized ziploc bag.
  2. Mix the hot water, oil, and baby wash together.
  3. Pour half of the mixture into the bag over the paper towels. Turn the roll over and pour remaining mixture on top.
  4. Once it’s soaked in, pull out the cardboard center.
  5. Make sure you let them cool before using on your baby!

2 thoughts on “Helpful Tip Tuesday: Homemade Baby Wipes

  1. So one half of the roll of paper towels yields the 200 wipes? if we wanted to do the whole roll would you recommend using 2different ziplocs with half roll in each?

    • A normal paper towel roll is 100 sheets so when you cut them in half each half makes 100 wipes or 200 total. I usually make one half at a time to make sure they stay fresh. If you want to do both at the same time I would use 2 different bags.

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