Baby wipes are useful for nappy changes, wiping sticky hands, cleaning a runny nose and more. They are also good for removing makeup and cleaning sticky surfaces.
They can be used dry or transformed into durable wet wipes by soaking in water. These sturdier alternatives to paper towels can be a good investment for any parent.
They’re more absorbent
Unlike disposable wipes, which are usually made from a combination of materials such as polypropylene, rayon and wood pulp, dry baby wipes are made from 100% natural cotton. They’re also a more eco-friendly option, with no chemicals and fewer plastics.
You can use these reusable baby wipes again and again, making them much more cost effective than buying a huge pack of baby wet wipes from the store. And they’ll last a long time, providing you keep them stored properly.
If you keep them in a resealable container, with just a splash of water to moisten them, they’ll last for a few years – that’s a lot longer than regular wipes can last. Just check that the package is unopened and they’re not mouldy before you use them.
Using dry baby wipes
avoids unnecessary chemicals. They’re lint free and biodegradable. They also don’t contain any ingredients that can cause skin irritation. This makes them a great alternative to wet wipes.
Wet wipes are often made with a lot of harsh chemicals that can be irritating for babies’ sensitive skin. Some of these chemicals include drying alcohols, propylene glycol, and phenols. These chemicals can irritate and dehydrate the skin, leading to diaper rash and itching. These chemical also interfere with the natural acid mantle of the skin.
The best way to choose a baby wipe is to read the label. Make sure it’s free of fragrance, propylene glycol, and phthalates. It should also have a pH adjusting system that maintains the solution at a level close to infant skin. It should also be free of irritants and contaminants, such as endocrine disruptors, antibacterial agents, and synthetic preservatives.
They’re easier to store
Like paper towels and tissues, baby wipes are super helpful to have around the house for quick clean-ups. They can be used to wipe babies during diaper changes, as a washcloth for dishes and countertops, or even in the car for messy kiddos on-the-go.
They are also incredibly useful in the workplace for wiping down desks, keyboards, mouses, and more. Millions of professionals work from home and many kids are doing virtual learning, so keeping things spic and span is essential. Baby wipes can be used for all of these tasks, and are a great alternative to cleaning spray or sticky rags.
When stored properly, dry baby wipes can last for a long time. They can even last for up to 2 – 3 years if left unopened. If they do start to dry out, though, there are several ways to rehydrate them. You can either add a bit of water to the package, or create your own solution with natural fragrance, essential oils, and other ingredients that help your baby’s skin look and feel better.
Dry baby wipes are a much cheaper alternative to wet wipes and are just as effective. While wet wipes can contain a number of chemicals designed for cleaning and disinfecting, natural baby wipes only have a few ingredients; most just include water and a little bit of fruit extract (Eco by Naty unscented, for example).
They’re also more durable than toilet paper or tissue and can be used multiple times without getting wet. They’re great for wiping down surfaces and are even useful for cleaning burnt-on food grease.
They can last for years if they’re kept in an airtight container and haven’t reached their expiry date.