Natural Parenting

How to make Homemade Baby Wipes

When I started to cloth diaper the idea of using cloth wipes too was intimidating to me.  It’s funny now, because they are really so simple, and I no longer have the problem of accidentally putting the disposable wipe in the cloth diaper & it going through the laundry (or finding somewhere else to set the dirty wipe while I put the cloth diaper in a wet bag.)

You can buy cloth baby wipes online at, or you can make your own with old receiving blankets. I did this by cutting some hand-me-down blankets up into 8×8 squares & sewing them together (well actually my mom & sisters sewed them together for me, so I can’t really give specific directions for that part, but they said it was really easy.)

Baby Wipes Recipe:

  • 1 small/medium squirt of Dr Bronner’s soap (we use lavender. about 1/2 a teaspoon maybe? I don’t measure.)
  • 1 splash olive oil
  • Enough warm water to wet all your wipes

After you’ve mixed the ingredients together in a mixing bowl, wet the cloth wipes.  I keep the wipes in a Munchkin Baby Wipes Warmer.  You can fold them over each other half-way so that when you pull one wipe out, the next one pops up.

Update: Started folding them while dry (picture below) & dunking in the mixing bowl of soapy water instead, which is a bit easier than folding wet wipes. 

Once I use a wipe I put it in the wet bag along with the cloth diaper & wash them all together, so it’s really not any more laundry to wash.

There you have it – easy way to save your budget, baby’s body, & the planet.

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