Baby wipes are just about as essential as you can get when it comes to shopping for your baby. They’re right up there with diapers, and the two are pretty much always used at the same time anyway. Baby wipes are designed to take the brunt of diaper changes—the last place you want a wipe to fail—but are also convenient for quick cleanups of sticky faces and dirty little fingers, among other things. Below are our favorite baby wipes for all baby needs.
What to Think About When Purchasing Baby Wipes
There are lots of wipes that all seem to have different styles and features on the market. Deciding on the best ones for you and your little one can take some time. Here are the most important things to consider:
- Packaging: There are flip-top soft packs, bulk packs, plastic tubs, and little packs with a simple adhesive part over the opening (which aren’t the best since the adhesive usually wears out before the wipes). Bulk can be useful for long periods of time since you’ll need lots of wipes, and plastic tubs can be refilled with bulk diapers for easy storage and use. Soft packs with flip-tops tend to be a bit cheaper and are great for tossing in the diaper bag.
- Ingredients: All wipes are nontoxic, but a few are also hypoallergenic, made with all-natural ingredients, and/or fragrance-free. These are all options that can be extra useful for sensitive skin.
- Quantity: Wipes come in lots of different sizes. Buying in bulk is great for the long-term, but they can also dry out if you don’t use them fast enough. Smaller packs can be stored a bit easier and are great for throwing in the diaper bag for quick outings.
Best Overall: Pampers Baby Wipes
These wipes are proven to offer gentle cleansing for a baby’s ultra-sensitive skin. The wipes are dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, and free from alcohol, perfume, parabens, phenoxyethanol, and dyes. The wipes are pH balancing to help protect sensitive skin even further and have a water-based formula. These wipes are 20x thicker than average wipes for a soft and comfortable clean on the bottom, face, or hands.
Baby Wipes, Pampers Sensitive Water Based Baby Diaper Wipes, Hypoallergenic and Unscented, Tub Not Included, 72 Count (Pack of 8), Total 576 Wipes - Packaging May Vary
Proven gentle for a soft and comfortable clean on baby's face, bottom, or hands, these wipes are hypoallergenic and 20x thicker than most wipes.
Best Value: Parent’s Choice Fragrance-Free Baby Wipes
These wipes come in a large box with eight individual packs of 100. They are hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. Each separate pack has a convenient lid that tightly closes to keeps the wipes wet and fresh, and they’re easy to toss into the diaper bag. They are durable and soft to make cleaning any mess fast and easy.
Parent's Choice Fragrance Free Baby Wipes, 8 packs of 100 (800 ct)
With eight packs of 100, these durable and soft wipes are easy to dispense and take care of any mess.
Best Plant-Based: Babyganics Baby Wipes
These baby wipes are formulated without any parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial dyes, and fragrances and instead have ingredients like chamomilla recutita flower extract and seed oils. They are non-allergenic and pediatrician and dermatologist tested to be gentle on babies’ delicate skin while wiping away any messes. The packaging itself is also compact by design to help reduce carbon emissions.
Babyganics Unscented Diaper Wipes, 800 Count, (10 Packs of 80), Non-Allergenic and formulated with Plant Derived Ingredients
Instead of harsh ingredients, these wipes are made of plant-based materials for dermatologist-tested gentleness and cleanliness.
Best Water-Based: WaterWipes Textured Sensitive Wipes
These wipes are made of 99.9% water with only a drop of fruit and soapberry extracts. They are made from pure ingredients and are ideal for babies struggling with eczema. The wipes are textured to help catch all those messes while being gentle enough for all babies’ skin.
WaterWipes Plastic-Free Textured Clean, Toddler & Baby Wipes, 99.9% Water Based Wipes, Unscented & Hypoallergenic for Sensitive Skin, 240 Count (4 packs), Packaging May Vary
Made of 99.9% water and a small amount of other natural ingredients, these textured wipes are perfect for cleaning baby's delicate skin from head to toe.
Best Reusable Cloths: OsoCozy Flannel Baby Wipes
These baby wipes are designed to be durable and soft with a single layer of fabric and long-lasting softness to use over and over again for all of your baby’s messes. They dry quickly and are gentle on delicate skin. Each wipe is 8 by 8 inches, unbleached, and surged with solid-colored thread. They will be an attractive addition to your diaper bag. They are machine washable and 100% cotton flannel for ultra-softness and absorbency.
OsoCozy Flannel Cloth Baby Wipes - Reusable and Washable Saves Money - 15 Pack Unbleached/Natural 100% Cotton - Soft and Durable - Colorful Outer Stitching - 8 x 8 inches each.
Made of soft and durable 100% cotton flannel, these wipes are ready to tackle any mess while staying soft through wash after wash.