Homemade Baby Wipes
- 4-quart square or round container – (8” h x 7.25” w x 7.25” d)
- ½ roll bounty select-a-size paper towels (you must use the “super” or “giant” sized roll! if you use a standard roll the wipes will be too wet)arkle, brawny – and i think that bounty pr
- 2 1/2 c
- hot water
- 2 Tbsp
- baby bath (you can use generic)
- 2 Tbsp
- baby oil (if your children are sensitive to mineral oil, substitute coconut or vegetable oil)
- cutting board
- serrated bread knife
- 1 quart sized measuring cup
- measuring spoons
Cut paper towels in half horizontally (so they look like toilet paper rolls).
For travel, you can just unravel some wipes, fold them up, and put them in your travel container. I’m more inclined to just stuff a big wad of them in a Ziploc bag, because I’m lazy. Also, please remember that these wipes must be thrown away, not flushed, or you’ll have an expensive plumber’s bill, which will completely negate your savings from making them.
It had been a while since I priced Bounty Select-A-Size paper towels so, in the interest of giving you the most accurate information, I checked prices when I was at Wal-Mart yesterday. A 6-pack currently costs $11.64 here, or $1.94 per roll. When you factor in the minimal amount of oil and baby bath, the cost of these wipes is around $1.15 per container. Remember that prices vary by geographic area, so your cost may be more or less than this. I estimate that these homemade wipes save me about $12 per month over the cheapest generic wipes on the market (Parent’s Choice – total crap, in my opinion. Unless you like your baby’s butt to be covered in lint).
Give this recipe a try. You’ll never go back to store-bought.