A mum has taken the internet by storm with her 5-minute DIY baby wipes made with all-natural ingredients – and at a fraction of a price of normal baby wipes.

I you haven’t stumbled across them so far, these very easy wipes are the creation of Australian mum-blogger Joy Ratima.

The busy mum was concerned about the number of chemicals found in many brands of baby wipes. As an alternative, she can up with a homemade version using just kitchen roll, coconut oil and body wash (made with natural ingredients).

Her invention has been so successful that she decided to make an online tutorial that other parents can easily follow.

I make my own baby wipes – did you know that they have a huge list of chemicals in them (and we use them to clean our precious baby bums)I find this the best recipe and way to do them personally.I have had heaps of people ask me to show them how to make them the way I do and although I felt like an egg filming this ? (although my big boy thought I was good, bless his heart ❤️) and I didn't really want to put it up here I thought I would so hopefully others can do the same ? Takes less than 5 mins to do and is cheaper than buying wipes too.Edited to add…Lots of people have asked the exact ingredients, it's a basic decor tellfresh container, viva papertowels, coconut oil and biologika body wash (this is one of the more natural ones I've found)I've created a FB page – Mama Joy at Home where I plan on sharing other things that I find help me. Head over and like it and view the video there.

Posted by Joy Ratima on Monday, 21 March 2016


“I have had heaps of people ask me to show them how to make them the way I do and although I felt like an egg filming this… and I didn’t really want to put it up here I thought I would so hopefully others can do the same,” Joy explains in a comment written alongside her video.

“It takes less than five minutes to do and is cheaper than buying wipes, too.”

Joy’s DIY baby wipes tutorial has since become a viral internet hit, gathering nearly 2 million views and over 18,000 shares in three weeks alone.

Those who have tried out her instructions have been quick to praise her fantastic new parenting hack.

“Awesome. I’m going to make some up for us at the beach and see how we go with that,” said one Facebook user.

Another added: “Amazing work!!! I love these – homemade, and minus chemicals and rubbish. Please post more if you have any – I’m sure you do. What a smart cookie.”

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