8 Best Baby Wipes of 2021
Best Baby Wipes of 2021
April 5, 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

Whether you’re changing your baby in their nursery or from the backseat of your car, baby wipes are a must-have staple of the diapering days (and often beyond). These are the best wipes you’ll want to stock up on at home and stash in your bag, stroller or car when you’re out and about.

How to Choose a Baby Wipe

Choosing a baby wipe depends a lot on your personal preference and a little on (well, sometimes a lot) trial and error. Texture and wetness level of wipes varies a ton, and it’s hard to know what you’ll like best before testing out different brands for yourself. It’s also tough to anticipate how sensitive your little one’s skin will be to certain fragrances or formulas. We recommend buying wipes in small quantities from a few different brands at first, then stocking up once you find the ones you’ll want to stick with for the long haul.

Here are some factors to consider when choosing baby wipes:

  • 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 real Babylist families about the baby products they love the most, then took the top products they shared with us and added our own research and insight to tell you about the best baby wipes.

Popular Pick

These wipes are a popular choice among hospitals and we can understand why. They’re 20% thicker than other wipes, making them feel soft and cloth-like but sturdy enough to deal with the tougher messes. They’re also hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, made with only 99% purified water and a small amount of gentle cleaners.

Natural and Affordable

Huggies wipes are popular with parents both for their effectiveness and their affordability, and their Natural Care line was a welcome addition to the brand. These triple-filtered wipes are made from 99% purified water and infused with aloe and vitamin E. They’re also free from harsh ingredients, parabens, fragrances and alcohol.

Just Add Water

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. Just note that because they don’t have chemical preservatives, they can develop mold more quickly. Don’t buy too many at once and don’t put them in a wipes warmer.

Soft and Gentle

The wipes companion to the ultra-popular Pampers Pure Protection disposable diapers, these hypoallergenic wipes are made from premium cotton and 99% purified water. They’re soft and gentle and a good choice for parents looking for a wipe that’s gentle on baby’s delicate skin.

Environmentally Friendly

Just like you can choose cloth diapers over disposables, reusable cloth wipes are an option too. Over time, using cloth wipes can save you money, and there’s really no alternative better for the environment than going this route. These are made from cotton fibers and just require a little bit of warm water. We recommend about two to three dozen wipes if you decide to use cloth.

Super Sustainable

Like the idea of a more sustainable wipe but don’t want to commit to cloth? Dyper wipes are made from viscose fibers and responsibly sourced renewable bamboo and biodegrade faster than other brands. They’re also free of parabens, sulfates, perfumes, alcohol, chlorine and phthalates. For a more sustainable disposable diaper option, be sure to also check out the brand’s monthly diaper subscription.

Gentle and Durable

Many plant-based, water-based wipes don’t always do a great job of cleaning up tough messes—but that’s not the case with Honest wipes. These wipes are free of alcohol, parabens, fragrances and chlorine processing but take care of stinky bottoms no problem. They’re gentle enough to use on your little ones face and hands, too.

Plant-Based

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. They’re thick and soft and on the larger side, which we also like. Just keep in mind that they do have a mild scent to them that some parents don’t love, and that they can dry out fairly easily if you buy them in a large pack so you may want to use them with a wipes dispenser.

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