Baby wipes are on a short list of things that every baby absolutely needs (no, not every baby NEEDS a bouncer, you know!). Whether you're using wet wash cloths or a big brand name of disposable wipes, you've got to wipe baby's bottom off with something or you're asking for all kinds of trouble! Out of convenience, most people go with some sort of disposable wipe. You probably did. But, do you know what is in baby wipes?? Often parabens, lanolin, alcohol, perfume, phthalates, benzoates, triclosan... (see my post on why these are baddies).
Here's a great video on it (no one ever mentioned the option of water and cotton balls to me... that sounds pretty great for a newborn actually)!!
So, you can understand why I was so super psyched when I came across these 100% natural baby wipes by WaterWipes.
Yep, you read that right - 100% natural!! Ingredients are: 99.9% water and 0.1% fruit extract. WHAAAAAT!!?? Hallelujah, that is freaking fantastic!!
I have to say that my husband was confused when I brought them home. "If they're just water, what's the point?? Can't you just use a wet towel?" to which I said "Sure, of course you can, and some people do. But I'm not a cloth diaperer and other than the occasional blowout on clothes I do not want to be dealing with all of that washing of pee and poop! I want something easy that I can just throw away, but that is safe and gentle on my baby." I could see the light bulb go off in his head. Got it!
I was surprised that the WaterWipes really have no smell. I was expecting to smell that bit of grapefruit seed extract, but nope. They really do seem like they're just water! They were nice and moist, but not too much so, and strong (they only tore in one direction - with the grain - but it takes a good pull so it shouldn't rip accidentally), and were easy to keep a grip of (weird to mention grip, but a brand I recently tried and shall not name is impossible to keep a hold of!! it's the WORST when wiping a poopy butt, ughhhhhhh).
So, let's recap why WaterWipes are so awesome:
1) They're a 100% natural baby wipe
2) They're great to prevent diaper rash as they'll do the clean up without leaving any chemicals or fragrances behind on on your babies, ummm, behind :P
3) They're especially helpful if your baby suffers from allergies or eczema
4) You can stop buying separate "pacifier wipes"
5) I'm pretty confident using these would not result in THIS (warning, photos not for the faint of heart!!)
I also tried the facial wipes by WaterWipes, which were equally awesome. They're fragrance-free, alcohol-free and consist only of water, sea salt, and grapefruit seed extract. They were true to their promise in that they didn't dry out my skin or sting (and I even wiped over my uber sensitive eye and eyelid area!). These will become a staple in the diaper bag and travel bag - I can picture using them many times on our flight to Japan this fall!!
WaterWipes will be at the New York Baby Show this weekend - Pier 92 in Manhattan on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 so stop by and say hey!! (On a side note, I'll be stationed at the Mommy Nearest booth Sunday from 1-4 pm so come say hey to me, too!!).
A 3 months supply (12 packs of 60 wipes) of WaterWipes Baby Wipes are part of my $1500 value "Mother Of All Giveaways" running through May 26. ENTER TO WIN HERE TODAY!!
*Disclaimer: Although I did receive these products free of charge, I was not compensated in any other way to do this product review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased.
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