Knowing what is in the products that you use for your baby is important. I’ve written a non-toxic shampoo and body care guide that you can view by clicking here that explains all of my suggestions. I have yet to share my top non-toxic wipes brands so here we go…
This is an important swap to make when reducing the toxic load of your baby.
Why? The amount of times we use baby wipes, where they are used on the baby, and the fact that we don’t wash off the areas that we’ve wiped. All of these reasons are why I think a non-negotiable for your baby should clean wipes.
A lot of people use reuseable wipes which I absolutely love and applaud you for doing BUT at this time in my life I cannot give up the convenience of disposable baby wipes.
When looking what ingredients to avoid, I would most certainly suggest “fragrance” or “parfum” because they almost always means pthlalates (known endocrine disruptors). Additionally, many conventional wipes contain parabens, and some also contain phenoxyethanol, a suspected carcinogen. In particular, “natural” or “organics” wipes might contain phenoxyethanol as a preservative.
There are also ingredients that companies will not list on their wipes but actually use. These are contaminates and byproducts of the production process for some of the ingredients that go into the wipes.
Examples of these include:
➡️Polysorbate-20, a common preservative, is often contaminated with carcinogenic 1,4-dioxane.
➡️2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol (the preservative in the old Kirkland wipes, although they recently removed it) releases carcinogenic formaldehyde.
➡️Tocopheryl acetate (synthetic vitamin E that’s used as a skin conditioner) is produced using hydroquinone, a skin toxicant and potential carcinogen.
After ten years of trial and error and ingredient checking, I’ve found three baby wipes that I love for quality and ingredients that pass the test. Check them out:
Have you heard of these or use them yourself? Share your thoughts below.