Every parent will agree, baby wipes are the changing bag essential you just couldn’t live without. You’ll need what feels like an endless supply and will use these wipes on your baby’s delicate skin, to clean up spilled drinks and even take your make up off at the end of the day. Yet not all wipes are the same, and different brands will have a different combination of moisture, softness and scent.
Should I get scented or unscented baby wipes?
This really depends on your baby’s skin and your personal preference. All babies have sensitive skin, but for some, the fragranced wipes will irritate their skin further, especially around the nappy area. Some parents find strong scented baby wipes off putting, others prefer them, so it really is an individual choice.
Should I buy own brand or branded baby wipes?
Again, this is down to you and your budget. For the past two years own brands have won Gold, Bronze and Silver in our Mother & Baby awards.
It is worth remembering that the majority of baby wipes contain plastic - something that is rarely advertised on the packaging, and something you might not have thought about. Some wipes are plastic-free, however, so always check. There are reuseable baby wipes available to buy too, if you want to try the environmentally friendly route. Always remember not to flush your baby wipes down the toilet - let's not contribute to the fatbergs blocking the nation's drainage system.
We’ve taken a look at the best disposable baby wipes on the market here:
WaterWipes baby wipes contain 99.9% purified water and a drop of fruit extract and are suitable from birth and for sensitive skin. They're approved by Allergy UK; they can also be used for adult sensitive skin care, elderly skin care and as pet wipes.
Aldi Mamia baby wipes are manufactured from an extra soft cloth that's strong enough for gentle cleansing during nappy time, feeding time or playtime. Mamia baby wipes contain a dermatologically tested lotion with natural Aloe Vera and Chamomile to help keep baby's skin soft and smooth. Fragrance-free, mild and gentle, they are dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic and cotton soft embossed. Read our full review about Aldi Mamia Extra Sensitive Baby Wipes 60pk.
Little Angels Sensitive Cotton Soft Baby Wipes have been specially developed with your baby's needs in mind. They're fragrance-free and enriched with a gentle lotion to help prevent nappy rash and contain aloe vera and cottonseed extract to help care for baby's soft skin. They're also hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested, ensuring they're just right for your child and the rest of the family. Read our full review about ASDA Little Angels Sensitive Cotton Soft Baby Wipes 0+ Months.
Tesco Loves Baby Ultra Soft Fragrance Free Wipes are lovely and soft. The packaging is durable and attractive, and the wipes are easy to pinch out of the packet, which comes with a re-sealable lid. They’re gentle on bottoms, hands and messy faces, and are also great for ‘out and about’ use. The texture and consistency of the wipes are great and they’re reasonably priced. Good value for money! Read our full review about Tesco Fred & Flo Ultra soft Fragrance Free Wipes.
These are 99.6% purified water wipes, suitable for newborns. They are 100% biodegradable, paraben free, perfume free, plastic-free wipes. They contain mild coconut derived cleansing agent and organic aloe vera.
Aveeno baby wipes gently clean baby's body and face. The wipes are mild and gentle and can be used all over the body, even on sensitive skin. The formula contains oat and aloe extracts.
These wipes are formulated with a gentle lotion designed to cleanse baby's delicate skin and suitable for sensitive skin. You and your baby will love these hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested, pH balanced and fragrance free wipes. They contain aloe vera, chamomile and cotton seed extract.
Huggies Pure Extra Care wipes are Huggies most caring baby wipes, as well as being the brand's thickest baby wipe too. With these wipes you can gently clean and protect baby's delicate skin; safe to use on newborn babies from day one, and ideal for babies with sensitive skin. They're hypoallergenic with no perfume.
Jackson Reece Kinder by Nature Herbal Baby Wipes are natural herbal baby wipes ideal for children with sensitive skin and eczema, with more than 99% of the ingredients comng from natural vegetable or plant extracts. Jackson Reece formulas do not use any nasty chemicals.
We're always looking for more eco-friendly options, and these biodegradable wipes are also vegan, so they tick a lot of environmental boxes. They're made from 99.4% water and 0% plastic; the packaging is recyclable too. They're mild and gentle for baby's skin.
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