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A healthy new born baby will go through around 10 diapers a day. Each time your baby needs a diaper change, it is important to clean your baby thoroughly to ensure that the baby stays healthy and happy by using the right baby care products.

 A thorough cleansing can be done with cloth and water or by using commercially available disposable baby wipes. Making the choice to use organic baby wipes is the safest for the environment and for the new addition to your family.

Ingredients to avoid

Your baby’s skin is gentle and delicate and cannot handle harsh chemicals that may be contained in many commercially available baby wipes. Choosing the right organic baby wipes for your baby’s skin involves some effort, all of which is worthwhile because it is crucial to maintaining the health and happiness of your baby.

When looking at commercially available baby wipes here are a few ingredients that you should not be seeing when looking for a safe, eco-friendly baby wipes:

  • Avoid scented wipes: Finding the words ‘fragrance’ or ‘parfum’ listed on the ingredients generally means that there are phthalates involved.
  • Paraben: A regular ingredient found in many commercially available wipes, paraben, and its derivatives are harmful for adult skin; imagine what it can do to your baby’s gentle skin.
  • Phenoxyethanol: This sneaky ingredient often turns up in products claiming to be natural or organic but should be avoided since it is a suspected carcinogenic and baby’s skin will be more susceptible to penetration.
  • Contaminants: Common preservatives and skin conditioning formulations such as polysorbate-20 and tocopheryl acetate may be contaminated with carcinogenic compounds such as 1,4-dioxane and hydroquinone.

Tips for choosing the right baby wipe

Your baby’s delicate bottom deserves the best and choosing the right kind of baby wipes for your baby can ensure that he/she stays happy and healthy. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while buying disposable or reusable baby wipes that are available commercially.

  • Check ingredients for irritants
    Before buying any type of baby wipes, make sure that you go over the ingredients to avoid those which contain ingredients that may harm your baby’s skin. A common ingredient included in baby wipes is Benzyl alcohol which may cause the skin to dry out and become irritated. It also has the tendency to induce allergic reactions. The presence of chlorine should also alert you to a product that may be irritating to your child as it has similar drying effects on the skin. Also, avoid any products which list fragrance or perfume as it can cause nausea and dizziness when absorbed. It also leads to excessive drying of skin and a burning sensation for the baby.

  • Check for moisturizing ingredients
    The reason to prefer commercially available wipes is that many of them may contain products that will help to keep your baby’s skin soft and supple. They help to form a protective barrier from damp diapers and your baby. Ingredients that are good for your baby’s bottom include aloe vera and Vitamin E. You can use baby creams if required.
  • Look for more layers
    Commercially available baby wipes should have more than once layer to prevent damage to your baby’s skin caused due to tearing of the wipes. Some wipes may have two or three layers and these are ideal for soft baby bottoms.
  • Type of surface
    There can be many different types of baby wipes, some of which are smooth and others are with a textured or quilted surface. Baby wipes with a quilted surface provide a more thorough cleaning when wiping.
  • Expiration date

Baby wipes have expiry dates too, and so it should always be ensured that the product is bought well before its expiration date. Opened baby wipes can dry out easily if kept in view of sunlight and need to be stored very carefully to ensure optimum usage.

  • Packaging
    There are many different types of packaging available for baby wipes, so make sure that you pick the one that suits you and your child. Those available in easily disposable boxes can be very convenient for travel and can be used comfortably.

There are many options available in the market for parents with babies and so this can be a very confusing time for new parents who are not sure what to look for. By following these tips, you will be able to have a happy baby with a healthy, soft bottom. Give your baby the best with organic baby wipes and keep your baby healthy.


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