Choosing The Best Wet Wipes For Your Baby


They are the most widely used baby products ever. Whether your baby poops or she has dirt on her hands, the first and foremost thing that we usually use is a wet wipe to clean the delicate skin of your baby. But, before you use a wipe to clean your little bundle of joy, you need to know whether or not using wipes is safe for you baby.

Wet wipes like all other baby skin care products are safe for your baby’s skin, but only when you choose carefully. One wrong choice and your baby can actually end up having skin rashes on her soft sensitive skin. So, in order to help you buy the best baby wet wipes, here are a few tips that you should consider. Check this checklist before you go to your nearby medical store to buy the best wet wipes for your little baby.

Check Ingredients

The composition of almost all the wet wipes is same. There may be somehow a difference in a product or two in a few brands. Some brands include more chemicals than required which can actually cause rashes to your baby’s delicate skin. As a result, here is a list of the basic ingredients that the best wet wipes should include.

  • Water
  • Glycerol
  • Lemon oil
  • Tea Tree oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Aloe-vera extract
  • Chamomile extract

Avoid Scented

Babies usually have a very sensitive skin which can react to almost any sort of fragrance or chemical. This is one reason most doctors suggest you to using non-scented wet wipes. However, in case your baby is not that sensitive, you can then choose to have wipes that are mildly scented and not made out of too much chemicals.

Container Type

Choose the wet wipes based on the container of the wet wipes. Make sure that they are packaged properly and are easy to carry. In most cases, wipes are available in a simple plastic bag with a sticker top that allows you to remove the wipes and use them when needed. However, the sticker styled packets fail to keep the moistness of the wipes intact as compared to the rigid flip-up packets. The moister the wipes, better and longer they can be used by you. Moreover, these rigid box based wipes also help you to save more money as all you need to do is buy a wipes refill pack for continued use.


Choose wipes that are a averagely thick and big in size. A cheaper brand will have wipes that are thin and may get torn while using it. However, you may have to spend a little more compared to the cheaper brands, but you will be happy with the result and quality of these wipes. Additionally, the thin wipes are porous and can dirty your hands while you clean your baby’s bottoms.

Special Wipes

Every baby has a different skin type. Some are sensitive, some have a normal skin. This is one reason why you need to choose wipes very carefully for your baby. If your baby is prone to diaper rashes or skin allergies, you should always prefer using the special wipes that are made out of organic ingredients.

Eco-Friendly Wipes

Now that you are choosing quality wipes for your baby, why not choose something that is also bio-degradable? Choose wipes that can get decomposed easily and does not add to the pollution on the planet. The Eco-friendly wipes are easy to use and easy to decompose. So, do your bit to save the planet along with ensuring the best wipes for your baby.

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Swati J. is the honorable Founder & Editor of Women Planet. She initiated WomenPlanet with a simple aim of spreading awareness and educating the society. And to achieve this dream, she has spent a considerable amount of time researching and experiencing the very best that is out there. Also the co-owner of an IT firm, Swati spends her time juggling between the different roles of life. Through WomenPlanet, she wishes to give every woman the power and voice to make an identity in the world. After all, is all about Educate, Empower, Entertain!