Homemade Baby Wipes

One of the best gifts I received from a friend post-birth, was the recipe and supplies for homemade baby wipes.

I loved them!

How did I NOT know about homemade baby wipes before my 4th child?!

Not only are they cheap and easy to make…they are also way better for your chubby baby’s bottom than store-bought wipes.


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  • 1 roll Bounty (this b
  • A very sharp knife or an electric knife works best (*UPDATE* We found a much better way by using a Miter Saw)
  • 1 T. baby wash
  • 1 T. coconut oil (you can use other oils but coconut has lots of good benefits so it’s a good choice)
  • 1 C. water (make sure it is hot if you’re using coconut oil so it’ll melt)
  • 1 container the appropriate size to house the wipes (the one pictured came from Dollar Tree)


Remove the cardboard roll inside the paper towels and cut the remaining paper towels in half.  (as noted below by Amber, you can leave the roll in there and remove it as the final step…whichever works best for you)

Mix the baby wash, oil, & hot water around to make sure the wash and oil are evenly distributed.

Pour the mixture into your wipes container.

Add the cut paper towels and let them sit for about an hour until all the liquid spreads throughout the paper towels.

Pull wipes from the center.

To make them more travel-friendly, I take a chunk out and put them in a quart-size Ziploc.

It’s unbelievably easy!  And I simply love this particular brand of baby wash which I bought from Target.

The best part about these…they do not contain alcohol and they are super-soothing for those delicate areas, especially if you’re dealing with a diaper rash.

Just make sure you get the right size Bounty.  I bought rolls that were too big once and I couldn’t fit them in my container.

246 thoughts on “Homemade Baby Wipes”

  1. These are great! I’m in Australia, so Viva paper towels are the ones I’ve found to be the best. Thanks!

  2. I know this post is super old but I’m wondering about using store bought wipes and rinsing them maybe with boiling water and then adding the solution? I just have a ton of wipes but my twin boys are having diaper rash and my first boy had diaper rash and I made wipes, but since I have all these store bought wipes I thought about using them just in a different way??

    • Oh, those diaper rashes are the pits! I think boiling the wipes work to get rid of the chemicals that are causing the rash, Cassandra. Sure could not hurt to try.

      Maybe another option is to sell your unopened packages on Facebook market and buy towels.


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