Homemade Baby Wipes

I just love these wipes, they take only a few minutes to make and are so much better for diaper rash and sensitive skin than the store bought wipes that feel dry. You also get to pick out or design a cute container (I used a plastic Folgers Coffee can and spray painted it bright blue).

Since I started making my own wipes I have noticed a decrease in diaper rash and yeast infections in my kids. I use them myself to clean up any really sticky messes, the baby oil in the wipes cleans up any gunk I have set before it.

Homemade Baby Wipes


  • 1 Roll Bounty Paper Towels
  • 2 cups Water (boiled to kill off any bacteria)
  • 1 tablespoon Baby Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Baby Shampoo or Soap


1. Cut the paper towels in half with a serrated knife. Pull out the cardboard core of the roll by running your finger between the roll and the paper towels until you can pull it free.
2. Add the baby oil and soap/shampoo to boiled water, stir until combined and set aside to cool.
3. Place the paper towels in your container and place the cut side down, start the roll from the center.
4. Once the water is just warm, pour evenly over the paper towels (yes, all of it), then cover and set aside for at least 10 minutes.
5. The water will absorb into the paper towels and you will have fresh smelling, homemade wipes that don't irritate or dry out baby's skin.


Bounty is the only paper towel brand that I have found won't break down after adding liquid to it.