Use a quality paper towel like Brawny (I have also found that Walmart's Great Value brand is fantastic). Cut the roll in half so you have 2 short rolls.
You will need a container with a lid that one of the rolls will fit into.
Simply put 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol in the bottom of the container. Now, place one of the cut rolls in the container. Let it soak for 30 mins then pull the cardboard out of the center. Remove the wipes starting from the center of the roll.
Why so much trouble? Why not just buy baby wipes?
Here are the ingredients of a certain name brand wipes:
Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Do you know what all that is? I didn't think so. I'll break it down for you according to my research.
Paraffinum Liquidum- mineral oil
Propylene Glycol- Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful
Phenoxyethanol- According to a warning by the FDA of 2008 "Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that is primarily used in cosmetics and medications. It also can depress the central nervous system and may cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration in infants".
Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Cetearth-20- Ceteareth-20 is the polyethylene glycol ether of cetearyl alcohol; may contain potentially toxic impurities such as 1,4-dioxane. Violation of industry recommendations - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Not safe for use on injured or damaged skin
Methylparaben- Methylparaben is in the paraben family of preservatives used by the food, pharmaceutical, and personal care product industries. Parabens mimic estrogen and can act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors
PEG-75 Lanolin- This ingredient is a chemically-modified form of lanolin, a fat-like sebaceous secretion of sheep. (Limited information available)
Cetylpyridinium Chloride- It is an antiseptic that kills bacteria and other microorganisms.
Butylparaben- Butylparaben is in the paraben family of preservatives used by the food, pharmaceutical, and personal care product industries. Parabens mimic estrogen and can act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors.
Human endocrine disruptor - strong evidence
Human skin toxicant - strong evidence
One or more animal studies show effects at very low doseshttp://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient.php?ingred06=700868#
Long story short....homemade baby wipes are cheaper AND healthier! It's not hard. So, get a roll of paper towels and a knife and get started!