Have you been blessed with babies? Then you will most assuredly need baby wipes – lots of baby wipes, and good ones too!
In this collection, our wefoundthebest editor has carefully curated this selection of the best (selling) baby wipes right now, and looked at how they perform in the lives of everyday moms and dads.
#1: Amazon Elements Baby Wipes
These Amazon Elements Baby Wipes is a #1 best seller and popular option. They come in 2 options, a scented (green, pictured) and unscented (blue package) set of 6 or 9 packs, both free of alcohol, parabens and more. Amazon Basic Wipes are highly recommended by most parents for working well and getting the job done. The fabric has a small texture, which is always a good thing in an effective baby wipe.
#2: WaterWipes Unscented Baby Wipes
Baby Wipes by WaterWipes is a good option for very sensitive skin. They claim to contain only 2 ingredients: 99,9% purified water and a drop of fruit extract. They come in several pack options.
#3: HUGGIES Natural Care Baby Wipes
Another popular baby wipe are HUGGIES. Containing 99% purified water, they are great for sensitive skin. Each pack has 48 wipes and a practical flip-top, designed to give you only 1 wipe at a time, and making them convenient on the go. They are comfortable and soft, which always means they cannot be flushed. HUGGIES make many more baby products.
#4: Pampers Aqua Pure Sensitive
The Pampers Aqua Pure Sensitive wipes is another simple-formula option in baby wipes, also free of alcohol, parabens and fragrance. They are dermatologically tested and PH-balanced, and are highly recommended and rated (perhaps the highest) among wipe buying customers. They are also a slightly more pricey option.
#5: Seventh Generation Baby Wipes
The Seventh Generation Baby Wipes is yet another fragrance free, hypoallergenic option. They are thick and soft and the pack comes with a tape-seal closure. Like other wipes, they can be placed in a wipe-warmer.
#6: Cottonelle Flushable Wipes
These Cottonelle Wipes are great for potty training, as they are claimed to be flushable, and come in a cutely designed pack of 45 wipes. Being flushable, they are however quite flimsy and rip easier than heavier wipes, so make sure that is not a problem.
Things to consider when selecting baby wipes
When choosing the the right baby wipes for your baby or babies, there are a couple of things you need to consider. Here’s an overview of the most important things to look for with respect to the selection of baby wipes for everyday use.
# wipes / packs: Each pack of wipes typically has between 50 and 100 wipes, and are often sold in packs of 6 or 12. Consider the price per wipe for good affordability in the long run. Pro tip: It is very rare to buy too many wipes when you have a small baby!
Ingredients / formula: Check the product specifications for a list of ingredients in the baby wipes. The simplest formulas contain almost only purified water and are ideal for newboards.
Free from: According to your preference, wipes can be, and are mostly always free from alcohol, bronopol, dyes, parabens and phthalates.
Scented or unscented: Scented wipes provide a better child and parent experience, but also contains more fragrance ingredients. This is typically not an issue for most skins, but scented wipes are not recommended for newborns and small infants, as their skin is very sensitive.
Sensitive skin: Especially new premature or newborns have very sensitive skin. Check product tests and customer reviews for how their skins have reacted, but beware that all skins are different.
Quality / falling apart: Some wipes will stick together, others will fall apart easily. Check user reviews for the quality of the wipes.
1 at a time: The cheapier wipes are known to not seperate well, which can be quite annoying. Check user reviews for good war stories.
Flip-top or tape-seal: Most baby wipes have some sort of closing top. Make sure the design fits your need.
Texture: A gentle fabric texture will make the wipes more effective. Some wipes have a more accentuated texture, which is typically shown in picture closeups.
Use: Consider the use of the baby wipes: Are they for diaper change, hands, feeds or just about everything. Can they be used by adults. The ingredients typically will determine the use of the wipes.
Flushable: Most baby wipes cannot be flushed in the toilet – they will cause problems in water treatment and sewage. Some types however claim to dissolve and be flushable. They can also more flimsy.
Satisfaction Guaranteed: Some brands offer a satisfaction guarantee in case something is not to your liking.