If you have ever had kids, you know how messy times can get with little ones-it’s quite impressive how quickly they manage to do it! Wipes are a part of everyday life from helping with diaper changes, to just cleaning faces after meals. However, many wipes are filled with synthetic materials and chemicals, some of which can be harmful to the delicate skin of a baby or children. Traditional wipes also take a long time to biodegrade, leaving their mark on the environment. The best wipes are those that are both environmentally and baby-friendly.
Fortunately, there are many options for concerned parents, here are some of the three best ones that I have come across:
If you want the most natural wipe possible, these are your best bet. They are only made with two ingredients-two! One of those is simply water, the other is grapefruit seed extract. Citrus fruits have natural antibacterial and cleaning properties, so the extract is the only thing needed for an effective baby wipe. If your baby is extra-sensitive, these wipes are perfect for you.
Tired of throwing away baby wipes? These wipes are made from 100% cotton flannel and are super environmentally friendly. Simply wetting them with water or a gentle cleanser is perfect for all sorts of messes. Not to mention that the initial price of these wipes is great, and they pay for themselves as they can last a long time with proper care. These wipes are better for at home use than on the road as the luxury of washing isn’t available in the car, but they are excellent at cleaning without having to hurt the environment. These wipes pair wonderfully with La Petite Creme– a cleanser, a protective balm, and diaper rash soother all-in-one that is safe to use while cloth diapering!
These wipes offer an all-round take on natural wipes. The wipes are made from 100% viscose, plant-based biodegradable fibers so that they are completely biodegradable and also strong. They contain all-natural ingredients like essential oils and plant extracts-mainly aloe vera, chamomile, and jojoba oil. These wipes are probably the strongest wipes on the market and don’t tear like some traditional wipes.
With the current trend of parents wanting the most healthy things for baby and environment, products like baby wipes have seen many new changes and types. These are some of the best that I have come across in my mothering travels, I plan on using them with my next (and definitely last!) child coming soon. All of them are great, try them to find out what your favorite is!