Best Baby Wipes
In our house, baby wipes are a life saver. Whether that's using them for wiping down a sticky surface or literally cleaning up a nuclear explosion, our house is stocked full of baby wipes. I would recommend them even if you don't have a baby as they are some of the most handy cleaning towels to have around your house. We'll dive deeper into what makes the best baby wipes and take a look at the different types you can currently get.
Baby-Wipes Versus Paper Towels
When it comes to cleaning up random spillages, sticky surfaces or just the left overs from food, it's incredibly important to mop up after yourself. The average kitchen surface in the U.K can contain up to 5 million bacteria and it can be one of the easiest ways to spread germs to the entire household. In can also attract bugs and even rats if you're not careful in cleaning up.
For years we just used a sponge from our kitchen sink and wiped down the surfaces. They looked clean, but were they really? Paper Towels were used too- but often they were too messy to use as they would break easily when wet or simply stuck to surfaces too easily.
And then we considered baby wipes. A bowl of baby food goes clattering to the floor and the first thing we reach for is our baby wipes. Depending on the brand you buy, baby wipes can come with ingredients that can kill bacteria quickly and soak up small spillages.
Environmentally Friendly Baby Wipes
When you think of a baby wipe, you often think of plastic materials, strong ingredients like Alcohol or Parabens and possibly even fragrances that can irritate skin. As we get more conscious in how we look after our children, baby wipes are evolving to become more and more sensitive to our needs, including skin!
Today you can get baby wipes without any of the substances such as Alcohol and Parabens. You can get non-fragrance wipes too, and you can get non-plastic made wipes that are better for the environment. These are huge initiatives to reduce the amount of plastic we use in our daily lives, and so using a non-plastic baby wipe may be something you can consider too.
Considerations For Baby Wipes
When considering buying baby wipes for either cleaning up your child or just general around the house, you want to consider some factors that go into your baby wipes.
- Packs and number of wipes - Cost of purchasing baby wipes can soon get out of control. With everything else you need to buy for your child, trying to cut costs down on baby wipes can be done by buying larger packs/high quantity at a time.
- Sensitive Skin - Babies have very sensitive skin and the ingredients/chemicals used in wipes can sometimes cause skin rashes and reactions. You'll want to consult the pack of your baby wipes before using them on the skin of your baby, especially if they're prone to having sensitive skin
- Fragrance Free - Having a fragrance free baby wipe doesn't mean it can't smell nice- there are other less intrusive ways of adding a nice smell to baby wipes than adding chemicals to them. Fruit extracts being one of them.
- Baby Wipes Flushable - A major problem in cities sewage systems is clogging up due to people flushing plastic waste down the toilet, including baby wipes. You should consult your baby wipe manufactumonstrer box if you plan on doing this to see if they can be flushed or not. Or ideally, just don't do it and use the bin.
The Best Baby Wipes
Take a look at these baby wipes which we have picked out as the best of the bunch. Let us know if you have any recommendations in the comments section below.
When it comes to saving money, Amazon Elements Baby Wipes are a great choice. You get a massive 720 wipes for a cost of $0.02 per wipe. These wipes are simple and free from fragrances, alcohol and other parabens. These should be disposed of in the trash and not flushed. The wipes are made from naturally derived ingredients and purified water.
free from frgrances,alcohol, parabens
Huggies is a popular well known brand across the world and these fragrance free wipes are great for washing hands, faces and bottoms. This box contains 11 packs and a total of 704 wipes, all of which are hypoallergenic and free of alcohol. They are not flushable and should be disposed of in the trash can.
Great for face, hands and bottom
These Pampa Aqua Pure Wipes are made from 99% pure water and a premium cotton for a luxury soft feel. This unit contains 672 wipes and are great for diapers, hands and feet. They are free of alcohol, dyes, parabens and fragrances. These are great for clearing away bacteria and making sure your baby is clean for the day.
FeaturesMade from 99% Water
Cotton Soft Feel
Free from alcohol, parabens and fragrances
WaterWipes are made from 99% water and are ideal for sensitive skin; they are soft for premature, infant and newborn skin and contain no parabens or sulphates that might irritate. These wipes are also hypoallergenic and have the trusted seal of acceptance from National Eczema Association. This unit contains a massive 720 wipes that will last you for ages.
FeaturesMade from 99% Water
These baby wipes from the Honest Company are hypoallergenic and are made from sustainable harvested plant-based materials. There are a total of 576 wipes in this pack and all of them are made without alcohhol, parabens, chlorine processing and other potentially harmful substances. These wipes are great for sticky fingers and messy surfaces and come in a variety of colors