Baby wipes are one of the first things that touch your baby’s skin. Whether you are dealing with sticky faces or diaper mess-ups, a handy baby wipe is your life-saver.
Your baby’s first months will bring an average of ten wet or soiled diapers per day, and that’s about 30 wipes for a day of diaper changing, excluding the ones you will use for cleaning those little hands and adorable faces. So, with all those wiping duties, you have to make sure that what you are using is safe and gentle to your baby’s skin.
I did the research (so you don’t have to!) and provide you a list of baby wipes that are free from chemicals and nasty ingredients that may harm your little man’s extra-sensitive skin.
Here Are the Top 7 Best Baby Wipes of 2017!
A table for your quick comparison:
Purified Water, Grapefruit Seed Extract
Aloe, Chamomile, Essential Oils
Bamboo Fiber, Organic Aloe, Chamomile, Essential Oils
Here are my best picks for the best baby wipe:
Waterwipes is specially created for your baby’s delicate skin. This is the only baby wipes that include 99.9% purified water. Plus a drop of natural skin conditioner- the grapefruit seed extract known to maintain a good skin condition.
I choose this baby wipe as my best pick because I’m a natural buff. Chemical is definitely a no-no, especially in baby products. As much as possible, I avoid products with unnecessary ingredients and fragrance that may irritate my baby’s skin.
I love that I can still use this even my baby has already skin condition like diaper rash since purified water and fruit extract is ultra-gentle ingredients that will not further irritate the skin. This is just one of the reasons why it is trusted and approved by skin experts and organizations.
The Waterwipes, with its pure elements, provide a hypoallergenic feature in every wipe thus making it safe to use from head to toe, and even for those with the most sensitive skin, from birth to adulthood.
Yes, it is, as Waterwipes is safe to use for all skin types, moms can also use it for makeup removal and the elderly for general skin care.
Though the price is a little bit higher than others on my list, you can rely on its thickness and durability in every wipe, thus allowing you to use fewer counts. Plus, I would rather pay more for the simple formula than to pay less for a bunch of chemicals.
This is another chemical-free product that boasts plant-derived elements. This is dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic to make sure it gently touches your baby’s delicate skin.
What I like most about this product is the paper towel size which ensures a large coverage area, thick and strong for better clean-up, and smooth for your baby’s delicate skin. It is safe on hands, face, and bottom- wherever you need it, from freshening up to toughest messes.
This wipe is also fragrance-free which means no perfume to irritate your baby’s skin, and your little one will have that natural baby smell. I also love the packaging in a flip-top dispenser which ensures your wipes to stay fresh at all times. Plus, it is a little bit cheaper than Waterwipes.
This might not be as natural as the first ones, but it works well as my other top picks. And because it is trusted by hospitals and many parents, Pampers is a classic, tested choice.
Pampers is so gentle that it helps restore the natural pH of the skin. The softness is cloth-like with a soft-grip texture, and the sensitive side is seriously taken.
The pack is resealable, but if you want a more convenient packaging to make the wipes stay fresh, you can buy the tub which you can reuse and refill anytime.
It is also cheaper than other brands plus one wipe goes a long way, so this one is perfect for moms on a budget.
The only thing that I don’t agree with this wipes is the presence of alcohol and some nasty ingredients. Though it has antibacterial properties and helps in preventing molds, I personally think it is not necessary.
Boogie Wipes, as the name implies, is made specifically for your baby’s boogie. This go-to-nose wipe has saline that dissolves your little ones dried, crusty snots, especially in cold seasons.
It does the trick by the Saline or Sodium Chloride breaking up and thinning mucus since babies, and small kids don’t know how to blow it out yet. Saline use is recommended by Doctors when there is a need to clean and clear the nasal cavity.
Though some say they use it on their baby’s bottom and see no difference with the other wipes for the butt, I personally suggest to using it for its main purpose.
It may be expensive, yes, but worth it. Nasal congestions in babies are so common that sometimes using a regular wipe or dry tissue could leave their noses red and painful. You will never know until you need this.
Most parents favor wipes with natural ingredients. You have to choose an organic wipe if you want to make sure that no harmful chemical will touch your baby. As much as possible, you don’t want any irritants that will come in contact with your little one’s sensitive skin.
Doctor Butler developed an organic wipe that is safe to be used not only for your baby but the whole family; from your baby’s head to toe cleaning, your make-up removal, the family’s hygiene, and even to soothing hemorrhoids.
I really love the ultra soft organic bamboo cloth, and the nice scent , thanks to infused botanicals and plant-based elements. The ingredients will ensure you that the wipe is obviously hypoallergenic which means it can be used to any skin type.
You will pay a little bit more for better wipes, but as you use fewer wipes and your baby to be unlikely to have rashes, well that will save you money ( and stress!) in the long run.
Bumboosa is a bamboo-based product with the goal of not cutting trees for the betterment of the planet. The bamboo fiber is sustainable and biodegradable thus it is great for the environment. Just imagine how many wipes every baby uses and disposes of in a day. Plus, it’s not only the wipes that are eco-friendly; the outer packaging is made from degenerative plastic, faster than the regular plastic packaging.
Your baby’s skin will be safe with its organic ingredients. The bamboo cloth is super soft and thick with absorbent and skin soothing plant-based formula. I said earlier that I prefer unscented wipes, but I love its natural scent of sweet orange and lavender.
Planning to potty trained? Kandoo Wipes are better than your toilet paper. They are flush friendly and biodegradable.
The thickness and size are enough not to tear up easily and allow your kids to clean themselves. You can use it on your baby too every time they need bottom cleaning. It is also hypoallergenic and moistened with lotion to make sure it is safe and soft on sensitive skin.
Though it has alcohol on its ingredient list, no complaints about burning or smell that can be present when alcohol is in the product. In this case, alcohol could be helpful with its antibacterial properties to make sure things are clean down under.
It might be pricier but durable wipes could save you a lot. I’m amazed at how great they were, and I am sure you’ll be too.
Just my personal opinion regardless of the brand, though some wipes like this are market as flushable, I suggest that it is better to place dirty wipes in the garbage or diaper pails to avoid clogging your toilet and pipes.
What to Look For in the Best Baby Wipes
With so many brands of baby wipes at different price points and features, it can be hard to choose which is best. You have to try and experiment with a few brands before finding the right one.
As we use baby wipes frequently on the most delicate area of the baby, it is important to consider choosing the safest one. To make your job easier, I recommend the purest wipe of all- the Waterwipes Sensitive Baby Wipes that would give you a better overall clean up on a sensitive side.
Your little one is precious as much as their skin. A great skin means a happy baby and a happier you. Happy wiping!