Make Your Own Baby Wipes!

Make Your Own Baby Wipes!

 Baby wipes. Where once I believed these to be only good for removing poop from the adorable behinds of tiny humans, motherhood quickly taught me that these small squares of goodness are used for so much more. Stick hands? Wipes. Messy faces? Wipes. Questionably clean table? Wipes. Makeup remover? Wipes. A baby wipe is good for so many things, and it’s used on some of the most delicate parts of those little bodies. But have you ever read what’s in them? A quick glance down my regular wipes’ ingredient list had me shaking my head, and looking for a better solution.

One amazing option for ditching those toxic wipes is the Baby Bum Solution! This convenient, pump-top bottle dispenses an all-natural, super gentle formula that easily cleans your baby's skin, without the irritating chemicals sitting on their bodies! It can be used with paper towels or reusable cloths, and is perfectly portable for wiping on the go! 

Not into pumping at every diaper change? Make your own wipes to store and use whenever you need! Here's how:

Step 1: Prepare.

Cut a paper towel roll in half. This is actually the hardest part, believe it or not. I naively assumed that paper towels would be easy to cut through, but they just aren’t. Pro tip: do not try to use a serrated knife. Just don’t. Your best bet is to quickly sharpen a large chef knife, and get slicing. Again, serrated knife = bad idea. Now you need to remove the cardboard centre from the roll. I found that the easiest way to do this was to use scissors to cut the tube all the way through, and then roll it into a little spiral inside the paper towel. I told you this was the hardest part. Gently, pull the first paper towel from inside the roll, so it’s sticking up out of the centre. I had to toss the first sheet, because it had been mangled in my tube-removing attempts, but the second sheet was ready to roll. Or unroll. Whatever. Put that half-roll of paper towel in a large ziplock bag. You have successfully completed the hardest step. Go you!

Step 2: Make the Juice. You’re probably going to want wet wipes, because dry wipes are just never a good time. The solution you’ll make is super easy, and so gentle on the skin. Mix 1 ½ cups of water, 1 tbsp of Shampoo + Body Wash, and 1 tbsp of Baby Serum. I found that a whisk was the easiest way to get them all thoroughly mixed together. Carefully, pour this solution over the top of your paper towel roll (hence that beautiful ziplock bag!)

Step 3: Squish it in!
Squeeze the roll all around, soaking up all that wipes solution, and evenly soaking the entire roll. My kids thought this was definitely the best part. Make sure you seal that zipper before letting the squishing begin. Again, learn from my mistakes.

Step 4:Store it!
Put your roll of wipes into a reusable container. It works best if the wipes can stand upright, since you’ll be pulling them out of the centre to dispense them. My first plan was to use a short, wide shaker cup, and it would have been perfect, except I couldn’t find the lid. An old coffee can would work. Anything that’s round, and at least as wide as your paper towel roll. You really don’t want them crammed in too tight, or it’s a little hard to pull them out. I ended up cleaning out an empty Lysol wipes container really well, and that’s actually working great!

The solution itself works great. It removes my makeup gently, and also makes its way through diaper changes with ease. It’s got the same gentle scent of the wash and serum, without being overpowering, and those amazing ingredients that are so beneficial in the wash and serum really help keep my little one’s tush healthy and smooth.

One thing I also love about making your own wipes is the cost comparison. Even if you’re just starting, and having to buy the ingredients you’ll need, it’s not going to cost a whole lot more than buying a case of wipes would, and since you’re only using 1 tbsp of each ingredient at a time, those two bottles are going to last!

It’s cost-effective, environmentally friendly, safe for the whole family, and actually betters your skin just by using it. What more could you ask for?


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