How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes

The following is a guest “How To” from Katrina!

I love not having to worry about purchasing baby wipes any more! Making your own baby wipes does take a little more effort than purchasing them, but I enjoy making them and saving the money. If you use coupons, Extra Care Bucks and/or Register Rewards, you can get the supplies super cheap or free!

I’m estimating the wash and oil is enough to mix with about 2.5 jugs of distilled water. It takes about 4 cups of solution per roll.  One roll of paper towels yields around 200 baby wipes!

Here’s the bottom line on the math:

Wal-Mart’s Parent’s Choice Box Wipes, 528 ct (online price) = $9.97
Homemade Baby Wipes, 528 ct = $2.16!

That’s over 4.5 times the savings!! (does not include the single storage bag cost)

Homemade Baby Wipes Supplies

If you decide to make your own Homemade Baby Wipes, here is a list of supplies you will need:

  • Gallon Zipper Storage Bags
    Stock up on Ziploc or Glad when they’re on sale for $1 at Kroger or Brookshire’s. Sometimes they will have peelie coupons too. Also, you can reuse your bags to save even more!
  • Sturdy Brand of Paper Towels
  • Scott is sturdy and frequently goes on sale at CVS. I purchased mine for $3.49 using a $2 coupon with the sale of $5.49.
  • Baby Wash
    I stocked up @ CVS during a 2/$5 sale and used (2) $1 coupons. The wash and baby oil were just $1.50 each!
  • Baby Oil or Olive Oil
  • Distilled Water
    About $0.89 at WalMart. Or, stock up when on sale at Walgreens for $.79 and use as a filler item!
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Cup
  • Tablespoon
  • Large Bowl

Click to download this PDF for Instructions on How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes! Katrina did an awesome job in laying out each step and included pictures!

Katrina commented in last week’s Weekly Top (5) about making her own baby wipes. I emailed her and asked if she had a post or reference somewhere. While she didn’t at the time, she was so excited (which I love) and put together these very informative How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes Instructions! Thanks, again Katrina!

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by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on October 28, 2010

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