Baby wipes - how I chose the wipes for my baby!
Updated: Sep 14, 2020
Potete leggere questo articolo in Italiano qui.
When I first started looking for wipes, the first criterion was the smell. Wipes had to be fragrance free because I had nausea when smelling fragrances during pregnancy. So, for my sake and my son’s.. as he is the one with sensitive skin 😊, at the beginning I chose to use wipes made 99% of water.
I started buying those from WaterWipes (https://amzn.to/39YgCRt). These wipes are made of 99.9% purified water and are soap and fragrance free. Also, they are clinically sterile and suitable for sensitive babies’ skin. I used them for a couple of months and then switched to other brands. The main reason was the price, which is very high!
I then tried Huggies Pure Extra Care (https://amzn.to/2vt9fCJ). These wipes are made of 99% pure water, have no fragrance, are hypoallergenic and are suitable for newborn babies’ skin. These are pretty nice wipes but, in my opinion, there is not much water in the package so they tend to dry quickly and the wipes break easily, so you have to be careful when pulling them. The price is pretty affordable, they are not outstanding nonetheless I still use them sometimes.
I tried also the Fria wipes, as I found them on discount. These wipes have anti-reddening action and are made of a soft fabric. These wipes are pretty good but there is too much fragrance, I found the smell quite strong.
Eventually I found, on sale on Amazon, Pampers Baby Fresh (https://amzn.to/2UeRqPX). These wipes are hypoallergenic tested and are freshly scented.. maybe a bit too much for me. At the end of the day, the fragrance is bearable and the wipes are pretty good.
I am currently testing the Pampers Naturello (https://amzn.to/38Shdms). I believe outside Italy they are called Pampers Baby Wipes Aqua Pure Water. These wipes are made of organic cotton and 99% pure water, they do not contain alcohol or perfumes and are suitable for newborn babies’ skin. So far, so good!
What I don’t like about all these wipes is actually the packaging, except Pampers Baby Fresh and Fria. The lid is usually not durable as made of a thin plastic. In case of WaterWipes, which contain much water, there is the risk the water will leak from the package. Also, if the lid is damaged the wipes tend to dry quickly.
None of these wipes are flushable, therefore should be thrown away in the bin. DO NOT FLUSH THEM DOWN TOILET!