Updated: May 9, 2015
Baby Wipe Reviews:Wet wipes are perhaps one of the greatest inventions of our time, at least when it comes to baby products. Baby wipes are so essential to todays mothers (and fathers) that I'm not sure how our parents lived without them. Maybe we are more "clean" obsessed these days with fighting germs and keeping things neat and tidy. The baby wipe was invented by Kimberly Clark company and their overall use has gone from wiping up babies with dirty diapers to cleaning up spills on tables, to countless other uses. I found myself using them last year on a backpacking trip to wipe dust off myself and keeping my hands free of food scents. Baby wet wipes come in scented and unscented and some are now flushable. We even read reports on homemade baby wipes and About.com has an article on their website telling you how to make wet wipes at home.
I'm the first one to admit that baby wipes are more for convenience than anything and they can be expensive depending on which brand you are buying and how often you use them. The top wet wipe brands are Seventh Generation, Huggies, Pampers, Luvs, Cottonelle, and Canus. Huggies wipes or Pampers wipes are the top sellers in stores like Babies R Us and Target as well as big discounters like Walmart or Costco. Our family has been buying the Kirkland baby wipes at Costco in bulk for years. When our daughter was first born (she's now 8) we went with mainstream cleaning wipes from Pampers but found that we get an almost identical product for much cheaper with Kirkland. I find myself having my kids clean up with the wipes when we are outside at a park or even when we travel on an airplane. Sanitizing wipes are slightly different but still effective as it seems we are all concerned with anti bacterial products. Disposable baby wipes are convenient but the bigger concern is flooding our trash with more debris that takes too long to biodegrade once in landfills. Also, some parents are concerned with the chemicals that are on the baby wipes which are being wiped on their childs body. The #1 selling baby wipe on Amazon are the natural baby wipes from Seventh Generation. They don't contain synthetic ingredients which are irritating to some kids skin. Our daughter had fairly severe eczema as a baby so that is why we switched wet wipe brands several times to help her out. Overall, the unscented baby wipes get the best reviews and consumers prefer the alcohol free and chlorine free wipes on the market. Whenever possible buy baby wipes in bulk to save money. You'd be surprised at how fast you will go through them, especially with a new infant that has several dirty diapers each day. Even with toddlers, using them at the kitchen table to wipe hands and faces, you'll find they go fast. One solution to those that are really "Earth friendly" is to use cloth baby wipes which are like a washcloth. The important thing is to make sure you wash the cloth thoroughly to make sure the bacteria is off of it. We know several families that use the same washcloth to wipe down countertops and their kids faces. That could be a bad combination. You can browse the top selling baby wipes online here.
Best Baby Wipes:It's hard to go against the #1 seller on Amazon with 100's of owner reviews giving it 5 out of 5 stars. The Seventh Generation Baby Wipes Refills - Chlorine Free and Unscented, 80-Count Packs (Pack of 12) (960 Wipes) is a clear winner in this category. The wipes are natural so that babies skin won't get irritated and they contain vitamin E and aloe vera as a natural moisturizer. Seventh Generation is trying to make Earth a better place to live and their products are well respected by parents raising children. You can see all the most popular baby wipes here.
Unscented Baby Wipes:Pampers baby wipes are top rated on several consumer websites and in reviews we found them to get good feedback from parents with little ones. You will be forced to buy in bulk, but given that wet wipes last quite a while, it's a good idea to the packs that come with 100's of baby wipes. Pricing is very competitive - the Pampers refills work out to about $.035 per wipe. Huggies has unscented wet wipes too but they charge more for their wipes and generally ship less quantity in their bulk packages. Check out the top rated Pampers baby wipes here. Huggies baby wipes are slightly more expensive than Pampers but reviews are very positive for this brand as well. You can see all the top selling unscented baby wipes from Huggies here.
Baby Wipes Coupons:We have found that shopping for baby items while using coupons can really save quite a bit. The Sunday newspaper is the best source - look in the ads and you should find something. The Internet has revolutionized the way printable coupons are distributed and now you can logon to a baby wipe brands website and instantly get access to discounts and coupon codes that you can use in stores and online. See the list below.
- Pampers Wipes - Periodically coupons are posted on their website for discounts.
- Seventh Generation Baby Wipes - Specials offers and coupons you can print on the website.
- Luvs Wipes - Find out about new products and promotions on their site.