How to make Homemade Baby wipes With Paper Towels

By: Karen J   On:19 December 2023 

Making your own disposable wipes is a simple and rewarding process. Homemade Disposable Baby Wipes: Easy, Cost-Effective DIY Guide

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Disposable Wipes for Your Baby

If you're not ready to switch to reusable wipes but still want a more natural and cost-effective option for baby care, making disposable wipes at home is a great solution. Using paper towels, you can create high-quality disposable wipes that are gentle on your baby's skin and easy on your wallet. You can also use bamboo nappy liners to make wet wipes which are biodegradable, soft and kind to the environment.

What You Need:

  • 1 roll of premium paper towels
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of baby shampoo or wash
  • 1 tablespoon of baby oil
  • A large bowl
  • A large liquid measuring cup
  • A sharp, serrated knife

DIY Steps:

  1. In your measuring cup, mix water with baby shampoo or wash and baby oil.
  2. Place one half of the paper towel roll (or bamboo liner roll)  in a large bowl and pour the liquid mixture over it.
  3. Allow it to soak for 10 minutes.
  4. Flip the paper towels over and let them soak for another 10 minutes to ensure they're fully saturated.
  5. Once soaked, remove the cardboard tube. Your wipes will dispense easily from the center of the roll.
  6. If you are using bamboo liners or dry wipes to make your wipes, there is no inner tube to worry about removing.

Safety and Storage Tips: Ensure all ingredients are baby-safe and fragrance-free to minimize any risk of skin reactions. Dr. Florencia Segura, a board-certified pediatrician, emphasizes the importance of using non-toxic products in homemade wipes. 

three rolls of kindy ecobaby bamboo wipes

Due to the lack of preservatives, homemade wipes have a shorter shelf life than store-bought ones. Store them no longer than 3-4 days to avoid mold growth. Use any clean, airtight container for storage, like large plastic bags, storage containers, or even an empty disposable wipe container.

Making your own disposable wipes is a simple and rewarding process, offering a cost-effective and safe alternative to store-bought options. Give it a try and see the difference in your baby care routine!

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