Homemade Baby Wipes


Okay, I will start off my new Pinstrosity or Pinnovation series with a homemade baby wipes tutorial that I found. My little one is currently in diapers so I was extremely hopeful that these would work out. Even though baby wipes aren’t necessarily that expensive, I love finding ways to shave pennies off of my budget and for $0.84 a pop it was worth a shot! Plus you have the satisfaction of knowing exactly what went into them.

Baby Wipes

  • 2 cups water, boiled and cooled to room temperature
  • 2 tbsp baby shampoo, make sure it is tear free
  • 1 tbsp baby oil
  • paper towel roll sawed in half
  • plastic container with a tight fitting lid


Start by sawing your paper towel roll in half with a serrated knife. The look on my husbands face was priceless when he saw me doing this! He had no idea what was going on! Then mix your liquid ingredients in the container and put your paper towel roll in, cut side down. Let it absorb all the liquid and then turn the container upside down and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Turn it right side up, open the container and remove the inner cardboard tube. It will be really soft and moist so it will come out pretty easily. Now pull a towel from the center of the roll to start it and you have your very own baby wipes!

My Thoughts

These work just as well as any of the store-bought wipes I have ever used. They’re a little more moist than commercial wipes, but that doesn’t seem to cause any problems, and they haven’t irritated the little ones skin any. One batch of wipes lasted about 2 1/2-3 weeks for me.

I highly recommend using Viva paper towels as they are relatively strong and very cloth-like. The products I used were Johnson’s baby shampoo and body wash and Johnson’s baby oil. This put the cost of one batch of wipes at $0.84. If you used Equate or off brands, you could make this even cheaper! My 28 oz bottle of shampoo will make roughly 28 batches and the baby oil will make about 40 batches! Not bad at all! All in all, I’d call it a pinnovation. Here is the link where I originally got the recipe, if anyone is curious. Have a great day!