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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  1. Sarah on October 28, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I make my own too. Although I have found that Bounty paper towels are the only brand that is strong enough to use for wipes. I store mine in a 2-qt plastic container with lid that I purchased at the hardware store (with the painting supplies) for about $1.50. You cut an x in the lid and pull the paper towels thru the hole. This has worked really well for me, since my daughter is very sensitive to the store-bought wipes. You can make these without alcohol if your baby has a sensitive tushie!

  2. [email protected] on October 28, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I remember making homemade baby wipes when my kids were younger. I made them just a little different. I kept the paper towels on the roll them cut them in half and kept them in a rubbermaid container. Similar to this diy bay wipes video:


  3. Elle on October 28, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Wow – this is so cool! What a tremendous savings when you consider how frequently you need to buy wipes. I wonder what daycare would have to say about it if anything? I know some are so unwilling to veer from the norm in regards to diapering.

    Thanks for the great information!

  4. Michelle on October 28, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    I like to see that other people use homemade wipes! I actually use a wipe warmer with washcloths. My daughter is 14 months old and I think I have only bought about 5 packages of wipes since the only time I use disposable wipes is when we are out.

  5. Trebor on October 28, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    I made homemade washable wipes using scrap material, and baby washcloths from dollar tree 20 of them for $5.00. I then mixed Burt’s Bees Milk Baby wash w/ a little warm H2o, in an empty baby wipe container. Added about 20 wipes or so, let them soak up the wipe solution and viola. When dirty, I just tossed in the wetbag w/ the cloth dipes. This worked well w/ both pee and poo, until baby started solids, then I used both cloth wipes for pee and regular baby wipes for poo. I always try to use coupons when I have to purchase regular wipes, but this looks like a great idea, I may have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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