Note: I am not a doctor, herbalist, aromatherapist or chemist. I am just an everyday mom trying to figure out how to live naturally. This recipe is one that works for myself and my family. Please consult your doctor before using any diy recipe or essential oils to confirm that they are safe for you. This holds especially important if you are currently pregnant.
How To Make Your Own Disposable Baby Wipes
Making your own homemade baby wipes is a simple task that creates a big difference in your babes health. Like me, I’m sure you use wipes for everything from bums to faces to spills and more. So with that much exposure to wipes, why not make them with ingredients you feel comfortable with (read here for ten necessary ingredients for anything DIY)?
Personally, I’ve found that by making my own baby wipes and wipe spray (we use cloth wipes also) Baby Bear has had minimal bum rashes and her tush is still as silky smooth as when I brought her home. I’m sure this is a combination of things (like using cloth diapers and homemade baby lavender lotion) but regardless, this is one piece of our puzzle that helps it along.
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Homemade baby wipes are simple to make in that the ingredients are few and they come together quickly. The longest part of baby wipes is folding the paper towels but you can do that while you watch a movie (watch the video below to learn to fold them accordion style!)
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Personally, I use a structured system (of course I do :P) to make sure we always have some of everything on hand. It looks something like this:
Keep a bin full of folded paper towels. I created a stock pile of them and just replenish as needed. That way, there are always some folded. I fold more when I think of it and have an extra twenty minutes.
Always make extra disposable wipes (more than you need in just one case) and keep them in sealed containers. This way I don’t have to make them as frequently.
Always make extra mixture when making the wipes. Keeping some on hand means I just have to pour it over the towels if I’m in a rush.
So basically, make extra of everything so it’s always ready to go. This way, when you’re running low it takes about two minutes to throw them all together.
Ingredients In Simple Homemade Disposable Baby Wipes
Paper Towels Folded Accordion Style (I recommend using Bounty as they are the only ones I’ve found to hold together)
This is great to sooth the skin which is exactly what you want in wipes! Often babes skin gets red or irritated from the potency of their urine. Aloe helps cool the burn.
Even with homemade wipes you want a bit of a wash in them to help clean your babes. This particular soap is mild, with no fragrance and perfect to use on delicate baby skin
Adding some oil to your wipes keeps your babes skin smooth and silky. It keeps it hydrated so it won’t dry out and helps protect it from the next round of urine. Update: I have since removed this as if your little one does have rash (from teething or acid the oil will pronlong it)
I personally use Tea Tree for a bit more anti-bacterial hit in the wipes, Lavender because it helps sooth irritated skin and Chamomile because it helps calm. But the blend is up to you. Just be aware that certain brands are more pure than others and thus you don’t need as many drops.
And then follow it up with some of this baby bum balm! My girls are toddlers and I’m still totally rocking this stuff because it’s so amazing. Primally Pure products are made with all natural ingredients I can pronounce and purchase. Plus, save 10% off your entire first order with code fitasamamabear
How To Make Your Own Disposable Baby Wipes
- 1-1.5 liter boiling water
- 1/4 cup pure aloe gel
- 1.5 tablespoons castille soap
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- Tea tree lavender & chamomile essential oils
Mix all ingredients together.
Pour over folded paper towels and let sock through. Depending on how many paper towels you have you may not need all the mixture (save it for wipe spray!). I use three stacks of paper towels about five inches high but go to your wetness preference.
Once your baby starts teething seriously, omit the almond oil. Oil causes diaper rash due to acidic urine to be worse.
Check out the video below for how exactly I make the wipes!
Don’t forget to pin these Easy Homemade Disposable Baby Wipes!
Looking to make more of your own products? Check out this list of Necessary Ingredients as well as try making your own DIY Diaper Wipe Spray.