BabyList’s Best Baby Wipes Of 2016

August 16, 2016  |  

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Whether you’re tending to your baby on a changing table in your nursery or from a diaper bag in the backseat of your car, you’ll need to have baby wipes on hand. They’re the heavy lifters of diaper duty, swiping away yuck and freshening up that adorable bottom. BabyList asked thousands of families about the baby products they love the most. They took the most popular wipes shared with them and added their own research and insight. You and your babe will love at least one of these wipes, too.

What type of baby wipe is best?

Which wipe you choose will depend on your personal preference. The differentiating factors include: level of wetness, texture, durability, scent, eco-friendliness, natural ingredients, and disposable versus reusable. Before you’ve wiped a baby’s bottom, it’s hard to know how much texture you’ll need for those messy ones. Many families try out a few brands before finding their Goldilocks wipes that aren’t too wet and aren’t too dry, aren’t too rough and aren’t too smooth.

BEST ALL-AROUND

Babyganics Baby Wipes

$12.74 for 400 wipes (3 cents/wipe)

WHY THEY LOVE IT

We like Babyganics for what it has (a moisturizing blend of sunflower, cranberry, tomato, and raspberry seed oils) as much as for what it doesn’t: alcohol, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or artificial dyes and fragrances. The bonus? It has a super-low price for a natural line.

KEEP IN MIND

Some people don’t like the way these wipes smell.

WHAT BABYLIST PARENTS HAVE TO SAY

“Love the all natural ingredients and great texture and value for the quality. I don’t like the artificial preservatives and such in mainstream wipes. I’m a daycare teacher and I have used many brands of wipes that I disliked.” -Jennifer


ULTRA GENTLE

WaterWipes

$29.99 for 540 wipes (6 cents/wipe)

WHY THEY LOVE IT

The simplest wipe, next to using cloth and warm water, is WaterWipes. With zero chemicals and an ingredient list that is 99.9% water with a touch of grapefruit seed extract to stave off mold, they can be used from day one on sensitive newborn skin.

KEEP IN MIND

Because these wipes don’t have chemical preservatives, they can develop mold more quickly. Don’t purchase too many at one time and avoid putting them in a diaper warmer.

WHAT BABYLIST PARENTS HAVE TO SAY

“Love the fact that it’s almost all water – very safe for sensitive babies.” -Jaclyn


WHY WE LOVE IT

Honest’s textured wipe really “grabs” heavier messes better (rather than just smearing it around). Plus, these wipes are thicker and less wet than other brands so they absorb more.

KEEP IN MIND

Some people find the texture of Honest wipes a bit rough, and the cost for this natural line is higher than other similar lines.

WHAT BABYLIST PARENTS HAVE TO SAY

“They stay together, don’t shed, and are the perfect amount of moist.” – Jessica


BUDGET FRIENDLY

Huggies Simply Clean Refreshing Wipes

$14.97 for 768 wipes (2 cents/wipe)

WHY THEY LOVE IT

These soaked wipes are easy to grab with one hand while wrangling a wiggly baby with the other, unlike some brands where you end up accidentally pulling out three sheets at a time or have to struggle to get the package lid open to pull the next wipe out.

KEEP IN MIND

Because they are so wet, Huggies wipes tend to be drippy.

WHAT BABYLIST PARENTS HAVE TO SAY

“Huggies wipes are the perfect balance of strong and soft.” -Britni


WHY THEY LOVE IT

Pampers knows that softness counts when it comes to your baby’s sensitive skin. The cloth-like feel of their wipes has earned them a solid top spot among parents.

KEEP IN MIND

Pampers wipes seem a bit smaller in size than other brands.

WHAT BABYLIST PARENTS HAVE TO SAY

“The smell is wonderful and they feel quite luxurious. I also find I use less wipes for cleaning up major messes. The Pampers wipes seem to go further.” -Sara


ECO PICK

bumGenius Natural Flannel Baby Wipes

$11.95 for a pack of 12 ($1/wipe)

WHY THEY LOVE IT

Most parents who choose reusable wipes also use cloth diapers and can just throw everything in the wash together. Over the long haul, using cloth wipes can save you money, and there’s really no alternative better for the environment than going this route. We also love the incredible softness of these wipes.

KEEP IN MIND

You’ll need about two to three dozen cloth wipes to get started as well as liquid solution. You can purchase it or make your own or just use warm water.

WHAT BABYLIST PARENTS HAVE TO SAY

“Cloth wipes work much better than disposable ones. A mess that takes two or three disposables takes only one cloth. Also, they’re dirt cheap.” -Deb


Choosing what’s right for you

When it comes to diaper changing supplies, you’ll need to experiment with a couple of choices before finding the “just right” diaper, wipe, and ointment. The good news? Once you find your fave, you’ll be that much more ahead if and when another little one comes along.

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