When it comes to going home with your new baby, baby wipes are an essential piece of kit you'll want to stock up on. They are not the most eco-friendly tools to use, though, so biodegradable wipes may be your best bet if you want to stay safe and green for your child.
Why biodegradable baby wipes?
Standard baby wipes can be bad for the environment if they're not biodegradable because many will end up rotting in landfills. Nowadays, we know of the hazardous effects of waste on a global scale and so with baby wipes being used so frequently by mums all over the world, there needed to be a better eco-friendly option.
Enter: biodegradable baby wipes. These green wipes mean that baby wipes are not only soft and safe for your child, but will also break down into smaller parts years down the line, making waste a lot less.
Although most baby wipes we wouldn't recommend flushing down the toilet, some biodegradable baby wipes you can flush away. That will make cleaning up extra easy. Make sure to double-check whether your biodegradable baby wipes can or not before you start to clog up your drains, though.
Which baby wipes are biodegradable?
Most biodegradable baby wipes will have a little symbol or sign saying that they're 100 per cent biodegradable. This usually comes alongside other symbols like plant-based or 100 per cent recyclable (although not always so make sure you look for it).
Many familiar brands have launched biodegradable baby wipes including our favourites such as Mum & You, Aqua Wipes, Bamboo Nature, The Cheeky Panda and even Amazon have their own biodegradable baby wipes.
We've hunted down the best biodegradable wipes you can get on the market right now. Just take a peek below.
The best biodegradable baby wipes UK 2021
1. Mum & You 100 per cent Biodegradable Wipes
These Mum & You biodegradable wipes were shortlisted in our Mother&Baby Awards 2022 and are known for their hypoallergenic formula, perfect for sensitive skin. Our Mum testers particularly loved that they were plastic-free and plant based, making them a very eco-friendly option.
2. Aqua Wipes 100 per cent Biodegradable Plastic Free Baby Wipes
These Aqua Wipes are another classic M&B winner, having won Bronze at the Mother&Baby Awards 2020. They're made out of 99.5 per cent purified water and are also plastic-free. Mum testers had fun with these ones because they were paraben-free, perfume-free and super moist - a great baby wipe for your loved one.
3. Bambo Nature 100 per cent Biodegradable Wet Wipes - Pack of 50
With completely plant-derived, vegan ingredients and no perfumes, this is a great option for sensitive skin. You'll be getting the most from your baby wipe without the harsh chemicals. Both environmentally friendly and perfect for sensitive skin.
4. The Cheeky Panda Bamboo Baby Wipes - Bulk Box of 12
The Cheeky Panda is a well-known eco-friendly brand and now you parents can get your hands on their biodegradable bamboo wipes. Made with bamboo fibres, they're sustainable and also kind to the planet. The Cheeky Panda donate part of every pack to help rainforests all around the world.
5. WaterWipes Baby Wipes 9x60 Pack
These WaterWipes - made with 100 per cent water are made with purity in mind, with unscented ingredients, these are made for sensitive skin. WaterWipes are also a hugely popular brand for many parents out there so you know you're getting trusted products.
6. Kit & Kin Biodegradable Baby Wipes
Wipes made from biodegradable plant fibres, these Kit & Kin are another eco-friendly option for you to choose. Dermatologist approved, they're slightly thinner than other baby wipes but still a good choice, made from 99 per cent water.
7. Amazon Brand - Mama Bear Ultra Sensitive Baby Wipes 12x60
Did you know Amazon have their own baby brand? Their Ultra Sensitive Mama Bear baby wipes are both made with sensitive skin in mind as well as being biodegradable. You can stock up easily on these, making parent life super easy.
8. Jackson Reece, Kinder by Nature Plant-Based Wipes
If you want something more herbal and made from plants, these Kinder by Nature wipes are made from organic aloe vera and chamomile. You won't have to worry about them biodegrading in landfill because these are compostable in just 60 days.
9. My Happy Planet 100% Biodegradable, Plastic Free Baby Wipes
My Happy Planet are ticking everything off with these pure 100 per cent biodegradable baby wipes. Breaking down in as little as 28 days, these are also allergy friendly, for those sensitive skins out there.
10. RAWGANIC Biodegradable Organic Cotton Baby Wipes
If organic is important to you, these Rawganic baby wipes are made out of organic cotton, making them super soft as well as being fragrance free. Reviewers love that they hold their moisture really well for baby wipes.