How to make #Homemade Baby Wipes #Tutorial

While my kids are older (6 & 8), we still go through baby wipes like crazy. We use wipes for so many things from wiping up messes, cleaning the kitchen table after meals, the kids use them for meals instead of napkins and so many other around the house uses. We used to buy baby wipes in bulk, but with as many as we go through, I thought I’d make my own and see how we liked them. So far, we are in love and have no plans to buy anymore wipes.

Here’s what you need. All these measurements are based on half a roll of paper towels.

Homemade Baby Wipes Tutorial

  • 1 Roll of paper towels (I prefer Bounty since they’re thicker & have select-a-size)
  • 2 tablespoons Baby shampoo
  • 1 tablespoon Baby oil
  • 2 cups of Water
  • Knife
  • Container with lid

You’ll need to cut the paper towels in half. This will take some elbow grease.


Once the roll of paper towels is cut in half, you’ll only use one half, so store the other half for when you run out.

Homemade Baby Wipes Tutorial | Mommy Goggles

The container that I am using is dishwasher tabs from Sam’s Club. It’s perfect for the half roll of paper towels and the lid fits perfectly on top. Pour in 2 cups of water and mix in 2 tablespoons of baby shampoo and 1 tablespoon of baby oil. Mix together, then place the half paper towel roll in the bowl.

Homemade Baby Wipes Tutorial | Mommy Goggles

Put the lid on it and let the mixture soak up in the mixture.

Homemade Baby Wipes Tutorial | Mommy Goggles

Once the liquid is all soaked in the roll, the cardboard insert wills slide right out.

Homemade Baby Wipes Tutorial | Mommy Goggles

My husband drilled about a one inch hole on top, so the wipes will come out easy.

Homemade Baby Wipes Tutorial | Mommy Goggles


  1. I didn’t. We go through wipes so fast, that mold or drying out isn’t an issue.

  2. Shannon Buck says:

    Do you use a preservative? I just wonder if it would start to mold quickly?