How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes
Ralizing you’re almost out of baby wipes is definitely near the higher end of the spectrum. But what do you do if you can’t get to the store right away?
Luckily, with a few items you probably already have around the house, you can make a batch of DIY baby wipes that work just as well as the real deal. They’re better for the environment, gentler than many store-bought wipes and actually pretty easy to whip up in a pinch.
What you need:
water, baby wash,
coconut, almond or olive oil
- Fold clean, dry baby washcloths and place them next to the changing table.
- Combine 2 cups water, 2 tablespoons baby wash and 2 tablespoons oil in a spray bottle, then give the bottle a light shake to combine.
- When you’re ready to use a wipe, spray the liquid onto a washcloth until it is completely saturated, then clean the baby’s diaper area as usual.
- Clean all of the used wipes—preferably once a day—in the washing machine.
If your baby has allergies, a skin condition or any other health issue, talk to your pediatrician before making and using DIY baby wipes.
However, these homemade DIY baby wipes contain no preservatives or chlorine (unless you are using a paper towel that is made with chlorine), so you might find that they’re even more gentle on your kiddo’s skin and much safer than the wipes you typically use.