I’ve gotten hundreds of emails asking me my opinion on WaterWipes! I have since added my two cents in the Baby Wipes Cheat Sheet but the kind folks at the copy sent me some to test out. Granted, I do not have any babes around here anymore but I know a good baby wipe when I see one. Meaning, I know it will get the “job” done.
We’re all looking for something perfect and ideally, we’d all make our own baby wipes and never lose a wink of sleep. But the reality is that consumers want a disposable baby wipe for the added convenince without all the chemicals, parabens and hormone mimicking ingredients lurking on baby wipes. Some might argue that it’s a silly thing to worry about but we wipes these on our babies butts daily and some for hands, faces and other areas that might need temporary cleaning. Mainstream wipes are a cocktail of unnatural chemicals. WaterWipes are pretty simple. 99.9% water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract. That’s it.
There are some concerns out there about grapefruit seed extract being a harborer or hidden parabens or contaminants but the company seems to have eased our concern over the product they use:
“As a precaution we had our product tested for a number of contaminates such as benzalkonium chloride, triclosan and parabens, among others. The tests showed there is no need for concern as they were all clear as expected. We also tested for a large number of pesticides and multi residue components. However none were detected in our Grapefruit seed extract. We believe our supply of Grapefruit seed extract is a clean supply from a reputable supplier and there is no reason for concern.”
What I love: They have no smell, they’re soft and are just damp enough for cleanups. What I would love for them to change: Make the cloth fiber something biodegradable or sustainable to reduce the waste factor. Overall I think these are great for babies with sensitive skin or allergies. A sound alternative to conventional baby wipes.
EWG Skin Deep Rating: 0 (August 2013)
Costs: 60 count package RSP $3.99 | Amazon