The 8 Best Baby Wipes to Buy in 2018

Make diaper changes a breeze with these nursery must-haves

 

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Changing a diaper is something you'll be doing up to a dozen or so times a day with a newborn. And while you might just be thinking about what type of diapers you want to use, buying the best diaper wipes for your baby is also crucial, because it will make the task at hand easier and soothe and irritated skin.

When buying a diaper wipe, you want to consider many things. Firstly, you want a diaper wipe that is durable and cleans up messes without breaking apart in your fingers. Then, there are other concerns, such as scent, response to sensitive skin, biodegradability, and proportion of water to other additives. Below, we round up the best baby wipes for babies with sensitive skin, cloth diaper wearers, newborns, and every other type of baby wipe user.

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Best Overall: Pampers Sensitive Water Baby Wipes

The #1 bestseller on Amazon in both the baby skin care and diaper wipes categories, the Pampers Sensitive Water Baby Wipes are mild, hypoallergenic, and perfume-free. Including ingredients such as water, citric acid, castor oil, benzyl alcohol, and aloe barbadensis leaf juice, the wipes are 20 percent thicker than regular Pampers wipes. They are also used in many hospitals across the United States.

Reviewers on Amazon note that the wipes work well on children with even the most sensitive skin, and that using them saves money on diaper rash cream. Other reviewers note that the Pampers Sensitive Water Baby Wipes stay moist for a long time​ and that fewer are needed during a diaper change as compared to other brands of wipes.

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Best Budget: Amazon Elements Baby Wipes, Sensitive

Free of fragrances, parabens, dyes, alcohol, phthalates, bronopol, and methylisothiazolinone, the Amazon Elements Sensitive Baby Wipes are made of 97.9 percent purified water​ and contain chamomile flower extract to soothe irritated skin. Available to only Amazon Prime subscribers, the Elements Sensitive Baby Wipes are made by Nice-Pak Products in Mooresville, Indiana, a family-owned company that has been manufacturing baby wipes since 1957.

Reviewers on Amazon praise the durability of the wipes, as well as the quality of the materials—while at the same time noting the reasonable price.

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Best for Sensitive Skin: WaterWipes Sensitive Baby Wipes

Made of 99.9 percent pure water with a drop of grapefruit seed extract, WaterWipes Sensitive Baby Wipes are the only brand of baby wipes that have received a five out of five rating from the National Eczema Association of America. Completely devoid of chemicals, these wipes are safe for newborns, and effectively clean even the most irritable skin.

Reviewers on Amazon note that these are the only wipes that don’t inflame sensitive skin. Others warn that if the wipes are not kept in a cool, dark place, they are susceptible to mold, so don't buy too much at once. Also as your kid grows and starts to eat solids you might need a more substantial wipe.

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Best for Newborns: HUGGIES Natural Care Unscented Baby Wipes

Made of 99 percent triple-filtered water, the HUGGIES Natural Care Unscented Baby Wipes are formulated specifically for sensitive newborn skin. Free of fragrances, alcohol and parabens, the wipes are pH-balanced and contain aloe and Vitamin E, ingredients that prevent rashes and keep a baby’s skin healthy.

Reviewers note that the wipes are gentle enough for newborns, but also are hearty enough to use on toddlers. Others love how strong and moist the wipes are, even when the package is left open.

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Best for Diaper Rashes: Mustela Cleansing Wipes

A definite splurge when compared to other brands, the Mustela Cleansing Wipes are great when you need to address a specific skin concern such as a diaper rash. Formulated from 97 percent plant-based ingredients such as Avocado Perseose, which protects your baby’s skin, and Aloe Vera leaf extract, which soothes irritated skin, the wipes are hypoallergenic and alcohol-free.

Parents on Amazon note that they use the Mustela Cleansing Wipes for more than just diaper rashes—they also clean their babies’ faces and bodies with them. Reviewers also note that the Mustela wipes can help clear up baby acne, although this isn’t clinically proven. While others rave about the scent.

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Best Organic: Doctor Butler's Organic All Natural Chemical Free Soothing Wipes

Many brands of baby products claim to be organic, but very few withstand scrutiny. Doctor Butler’s Organic All Natural Chemical Free Soothing Wipes is one that lives up to the hype. Doctor Butler’s wipes are made from ultra soft bamboo cloth, which is a more sustainable material than the plant-based fabrics used to construct most other baby wipes.

Free of chemicals and artificial preservatives, the wipes also contain organic ingredients such as Vitamin E, Rosemary Oil Extract, Lysine, Calendula Officinalis, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, and Chamomilla. Reviewers on Amazon rave that compared to other brands advertised as organic, Doctor Butler’s wipes smell great, and work well with sensitive skin.

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Best Cloth Wipes: Cloth-eez Two-Sided Baby Wipes

Great for cloth diaper users, or anyone who wants to cut back on waste—and with babies, there’s a lot of waste—the Cloth- eez Two-Sided Baby Wipes are cloth wipes that fit in a standard baby wipe tubs or warmers.

Composed of terry cloth on one side, which has enough texture to allow you to grip poop without smearing it all over, and flannel on the other side for soft, gentle cleaning, the Cloth-eez Two-Sided Baby Wipes can be thrown in the wash along with cloth diapers for easy. White so that you can easily spot when your baby’s bum is completely clean, the wipes can be soaked with water or any type of baby-safe cleaning solution or used dry.

Reviewers on Amazon note that the Cloth-eez Two-Sided Baby Wipes are durable, don’t stain, and hold up well in the wash. Others note that they are great for babies who are susceptible to rashes because they are gentle, and can be soaked with warm water rather than solutions that irritate the skin.

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Best Eco-Friendly: Caboo Tree-Free Bamboo Baby Wipes

Although they are necessary for cleanliness, most wipes are made of tree-based fabric, which is a significant drain on natural resources. For those worried about the environment, there are wipes made out of bamboo. Trees can take almost 30 years to grow back to full size, whereas bamboo takes only three to four months to replenish. The Caboo Tree-Free Bamboo Baby Wipes, which are bamboo-based, are ​soft, and enriched with Vitamin E, chamomile, and natural aloe vera to soothe rashes and replenish damaged skin. Although the wipes cannot be flushed, they are biodegradable in as fast as 28 days.

Reviewers on Amazon praise the fragrant, lemongrass smell of the Caboo tree free diaper wipes, as well as their durability. Many also note that they are extremely soft, and work well with skin prone to allergies.