5 Best Baby Wipes of 2021
Best Baby Wipes of 2021
January 6, 2021

Best Baby Wipes of 2021

Best Baby Wipes of 2021.
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These are the best baby wipes according to real reviews from thousands of parents.Best Baby Wipes of 2021

Editor’s Note: Due to the current Covid-19 climate, wipes may be harder to find than usual. We know that not being able to find what you need in stock can be stressful, but please note that baby products are considered essential items, and retailers are working to restock these items.

For example, Pampers is producing diapers and wipes at record levels, and companies like Water Wipes are working to get them to retailers as fast as they can.

If you need wipes ASAP, here’s a guide to making your own with things you probably have on hand.

Here are direct links to wipes on major retailers, as well as less-frequented sites:

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 want to have baby wipes on hand. They’re the heavy lifters of diaper duty, swiping away yuck and freshening up that bottom.

How to Choose a Baby Wipe

Which wipe you choose will depend on your personal preference. Texture and level of wetness can vary, and it’s hard to know what you’ll like best before trying a brand out. Many families try a few options before finding the wipe they stay with for the long haul.

Here are some factors to consider before you put a box in your cart:

  • Price: Package sizes vary from brand to brand. The easiest way to compare prices is to determine the cost per wipe. However, you may end up using more wipes if they’re cheaper quality.
  • Environment: If you’re concerned about the environmental impact of using wipes, look for reusable or biodegradable types.
  • Ingredients: All wipes are nontoxic, but some are also hypoallergenic, fragrance-free or made with all-natural ingredients, which can be helpful if your little one has sensitive skin.
  • Quantity: You can usually save money buying in bulk, but keep in mind that if you don’t go through the wipes fast enough, some may dry out. Also, you’ll want a few smaller packs to toss in your diaper bag.

How We Chose the Best Baby Wipes

We asked thousands of Babylist families about the baby products they love the most. We took the most popular wipes they shared with us and added our own research and insight. (We did the same research on diapers, as well, if you’re also choosing a diaper brand). We think you and your babe will love at least one of these wipes!

Trusted by Hospitals

Why We Love It

These wipes are the top choice among hospitals and we can see why: they’re 20 percent thicker than other wipes, making them feel soft like cloth but sturdy enough to deal with the toughest messes. They’re also hypoallergenic and fragrance free. Fun fact: you can earn gifts with every Pampers purchase by joining Pampers Rewards.

Keep in Mind

These wipes seem a bit smaller in size than other brands. Also, Pampers offers another line of wipes called Pampers Aqua Pure that are 99 percent water.

What Babylist Parents Say

“Very strong but gentle. Not weak like other brands.” -Hannah

Price breakdown: $11.59 for 448 wipes (price per wipe is $.025)

Plant-Based Ingredients

Why We 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, artificial dyes or fragrances.

Keep in Mind

Though they don’t have any added fragrance, some people dislike the way these wipes smell.

What Babylist Parents Say

“Love the all natural ingredients and great texture and value for the quality.” -Jennifer

Price breakdown: $19.99 for 400 wipes (price per wipe is $.05)

Easiest to Use

Why We Love It

These wipes are wetter than others, which helps them separate more easily. Why does this matter? When you’re trying to keep a wiggly baby in place with one hand and grab a wipe with the other, the last thing you need is to struggle pulling a wipe out or end up with three sheets instead of one.

Keep in Mind

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

What Babylist Parents Say

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

Price breakdown: $27.34 for 648 wipes (price per wipe is $.04)

Ultra Gentle

Why We Love It

The simplest ingredients—water and a touch of grapefruit seed extract to prevent mold—make these wipes gentle enough for even the most sensitive newborn skin. There’s no other disposable wipe as pure as these.

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 wipe warmer.

What Babylist Parents Say

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

Price breakdown: $14.10 for 240 wipes (price per wipe is $.06)

Environmentally Friendly

Why We Love It

Most parents who choose reusable wipes also use cloth diapers and can just throw everything in the wash together. Over time, using cloth wipes can save you money, and there’s really no alternative better for the environment than going this route. Plus, these wipes are incredibly soft.

Keep in Mind

You’ll need about two to three dozen cloth wipes. Since these are dry cloths, you’ll need to use warm water to wipe messes.

What Babylist Parents Say

“Cloth wipes work much better than disposable ones. A mess that takes two or three disposables takes only one cloth.” -Deb

Price breakdown: $11.60 for 10 reusable wipes

Choosing the Right Wipe 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 cream. The good news? Once you find your fave, you’ll be set for quite some time!

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