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Best Baby Wipe Warmers
Updated on
January 4, 2024

Best Baby Wipe Warmers

By Babylist Team
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Best Baby Wipe Warmers

You’ll be changing a lot of diapers during those first few years as a new parent. And while it’s definitely not a must-have registry item, many parents swear by a wipe warmer to keep their little ones calmer and more comfortable during changing time.

Wipe warmers are exactly what they sound like—dispensers that bring diaper wipe temps from chilly to warm, making them less shocking to babies’ tiny bottoms. They can also help keep your wipes moist. They all need to be plugged in, and some need to be refilled with water on a regular basis. Most warmers work with both disposable wipes and cloth ones.

Babylist’s Top Picks for the Best Wipe Warmers

Read our full review of the best wipe warmers.

How We Chose Our Best Wipe Warmers

  • We analyzed results from Babylist’s Best Baby Products survey, which polled almost 3,000 Babylist users and asked them to share the baby products they love the most and why.
  • We utilized insight from the Babylist editorial team, including Gear Editor Jen LaBracio, an expert in the baby space for over six years and a mom of two who has written hundreds of baby gear guides and personally researched and tested hundreds of baby products, including many wipe warmers.
  • We reviewed customer reviews from hundreds of real Babylist parents.

Find more information at the end of this guide:

Babylist’s Picks for the Best Wipe Warmers

Best Wipe Warmer with Night Light

Featuring a soft night light that glows for 10 minutes before automatically shutting off, this Munchkin wipe warmer is our top pick for all of those middle-of-the-night diaper changes. (There’s an on/off button, but it also shuts off automatically if you forget to hit it, a feature we like.) There’s a clear window in front so you can see how many wipes are left, and the wipes warm from the top down to avoid browning.

Pro tip: don’t overload the warmer. If you do, you run the risk of some of the wipes drying out.

Highest Rated Wipe Warmer

With over 25,000+ positive reviews, parents have a lot of love for this wipe warmer. That’s because it does a great job of keeping your wipes not only warm but super moist. A silicone seal around the dispenser prevents air from getting in and locks in moisture to ensure a wet wipe every time. There’s also a built-in night light that emits a warm glow and storage space for up to about a week’s worth of wipes, plus a refill window so you can easily see when it’s time for a restock.

Best Wipe Warmer to Prevent Mildew

Wet wipes + heat can lead to mildew, which is why the tub of this Prince Lionheart wipe warmer is treated with a special additive to stop the growth of unwanted microorganisms. There’s also a unique Ever-Fresh System that helps to keep wipes fresh and moist. (Just note that you’ll have to replace the Ever-Fresh “pillow” about once every three months or so.) This large-capacity warmer holds about 80-100 disposable wipes and about 16 cloth ones and also features a night light.

Wipe Warmer with Best Viewing Window

There’s nothing more annoying than reaching for a wipe only to find you’re all out—especially when you’re simultaneously dealing with a poop-filled diaper and your extra wipes are on the other side of your nursery. The illuminated front window on this wipe warmer ensures that won’t happen very often. It also keeps your wipes warm to keep your baby comfy. There’s an LED night light, a spacious compartment for wipes storage and an easy-open flip-top lid.

Best Wipe Warmer for Cloth Wipes

Many wipe warmers can be used for both disposable and cloth wipes, but if you’re looking for one specifically designed for cloth wipes, this one is a good choice. It’s designed with a three-part heating system that warms cloth wipes evenly. It’s also treated with an anti-microbial to prevent mold growth. The warmer comes with four reusable wipes to get you started and holds up to 18 in total. 

Best Hands-Free Wipe Warmer

Between keeping a wiggly baby on the changing table and avoiding a poop…situation…your hands are pretty tied up during diaper changes. This hands-free wipe warmer has a motion sensor and automatically opens with a wave of the hand, giving you one less thing to fumble with. It holds about 100 wipes and features a soft light that shuts off after 15 minutes.

Best Portable Wipe Warmer

If your baby is used to warm wipes, then a portable wipe warmer will come in handy when you’re away from home. This one is compact (you can easily slip it into most diaper bags or backpacks) and includes both a wall plug and a car plug. It holds up to 40 warm wipes and is ideal to stash in your car, stroller or bag for when you need it on the go.

Best Wipe Warmer for Sensitive Skin

Babies can be particular about bottles, formula, pacifiers and…the temperature of their baby wipes. This wipe warmer is perfect for your sensitive-bummed little one, featuring two temperature settings (104 or 113 degrees Fahrenheit) so you can find just the right level of warmth. It features a touch control LED display and a built-in night light. It also comes with a car charger so you can take it along on the go.

How to Pick a Wipe Warmer

Choosing the best wipe warmer isn’t as complicated as researching other types of baby gear, like a stroller or a car seat. Here’s what to consider:

  • Size and capacity of the wipe warmer.
  • Type of heating system it uses. (Does the heat come from the bottom up or go top to bottom?)
  • Features (night light, auto shut off, etc.).
  • Cost and durability.
  • Ease of use

Wipe Warmer Maintenance Tips

Any time you’re storing an open package of wipes, whether it’s in a wipe warmer, a wipes dispenser or even in your diaper bag, there’s a risk for mold or bacteria growth. Always take a quick peek at your wipes to be sure they’re in good condition before you use them for your baby. Follow any directions specific to your wipe warmer, but keep these general wipe warmer maintenance tips in mind, too:

  • Clean your wipe warmer regularly with a damp cloth to remove any dust or debris.
  • If approved by the manufacturer, use a mild soap solution to clean the interior of the warmer.
  • If your wipe warmer uses any type of sponge or pad, be sure to replace it according to the directions (usually every few months or so) to prevent mold or bacteria growth.
  • Always unplug the wipe warmer before cleaning or replacing any parts.
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