Baby wipes are one of the many essentials needed by babies every day. Disposable wipes are good but can rip, tear, or dry out. Also, constantly buying disposables can get expensive. Reusable baby wipes have many benefits. Here are our top picks.
Best Reusable Baby Wipes
1. Bamboo Organics Cloths
(Best Organic — $$)
Why it’s great : This multi-colored 6 pack is made from eco-friendly bamboo. These clothes are biodegradable and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Great for delicate skin, and the environment, bamboo is said to be even softer than cotton. The quality and sustainability make these cloth wipes worth every penny. Measuring just a little smaller than a 10 by 10-inch square, they are large enough to handle all kinds of messes.
Keep in mind: The tag says they are originally made in China. Ours came quickly, but shipping times may vary.
Good for: Babies with allergies, eczema, and other sensitive skin conditions.
2. GroVia Reusable Cloth Wipes
(Best Durability — $$)
Why it’s great : Made from cotton terry cloth and polyester, this pack of 12 reusable wipes is ultra-soft and extra strong. They come highly recommended and can be used for much more than just a baby bottom wipe. The quality and durability of these wipes make them great for tough jobs, but the softness and absorbency make them perfect for our baby’s sensitive skin. Measuring 8×8 inches in size, they are big enough for most jobs.
Keep in mind: The link posted is where we get ours from, personally because it is convenient, secure, and what we are used to. I have read that you can find them other places online for slightly cheaper if need be.
Good for: A long-lasting 12 pack of soft wipes.
3. OsoCozy Flannel Baby Wipes
(Best Flannel Made — $)
Why it’s great : This pack comes with 15 unbleached wipes made from 100% cotton flannel. They are soft, absorbent, and easy to wash with your other laundry. Much better for the environment than disposable wipes, cotton flannel is a sustainable, biodegradable, and a renewable resource. The 7 by 7-inch wipes are soft and wonderful for babies with delicate or extra sensitive skin.
Keep in mind: These wipes will shrink a lot if put in the dryer. Tumble dry on low or no heat might be ok. I recommend laying flat to dry.
Good for: A thinner wipe that is great for sensitive skin.
4. Kashmir Baby Reusable Wipes
(Best Bulk Pack — $$$)
Why it’s great : The 40 pack of Kashmir wipes are made with bamboo and completely free from chemicals and dyes. The 8 by 8-inch square fits perfectly in wipe warmers. These wipes are ultra-soft, organically made, and Kashmir even offers recipes for homemade wipe solutions, among other useful products in the store. Bamboo fibers are a renewable and reusable resource that is great for sensitive skin and the environment.
Keep in mind: Machine washable, but gentle cycle is recommended to prolong the quality.
Good for: Full families who benefit from buying in bulk.
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5. ImseVimse Organic Cotton Wipes
(Best Cotton Made — $$)
Why it’s great : These 100% organic cotton wipes are soft, thin, durable, and can have many uses. The 9 by 9-inch square cloth is very eco-friendly and gentle enough for all skin types. They offer many different colors and patterns. We have washed faces, hands, and buns with these clothes. They have proven to be very effective in our home and on the go. They are machine washable and clean up nicely for reusing.
Keep in mind: These wipes are on the thinner side. They have held up great, but if you are looking for something thicker these might not be right for you.
Good for: Multi-purpose household organic cloth wipes.
6. Omilion Reusable Wipes
(Best Design — $$)
Why it’s great : This pack of 24 wipes is made from 70% cotton and 30% bamboo. Each 9 by 9-inch square has 4 layers for quality, softness, and durability. The breathable material dries quickly and is said to get softer with each wash. They are machine washable and even have a little loop on each cloth if you like to hang dry. Also, they have multiple adorable animal designs to pick from.
Keep in mind: When machine washing, cold water is recommended. When machine drying, tumble dry only.
Good for: A thicker quality pack of 24 wipes.
7. Hiphop Panda Ultra Soft Wipes
(Best Seller — $$)
Why it’s great : The 10 by 10-inch super soft wipes are hypoallergenic and double-layered for extra absorbency. They offer many colors to choose from and have a built-in loop for carrying or hang drying. Containing 90% rayon made from bamboo these clothes are eco-friendly and durable enough to handle tough messes and still last a long time. This pack of 6 is machine washable and dries quickly.
Keep in mind: It is always recommended to do a quick wash before initial use.
Good for: Parents looking for an extra soft and thick reusable wipe.
FAQs about Reusable Baby Wipes
1. Are reusable baby wipes sanitary?
Some people argue that cloth wipes are more sanitary than disposables. They clean more thoroughly, do not tear as easily, and are normally free from all chemicals. Some wipes recommend washing in cold water, so I always do a hot water rinse before washing to ensure a clean and sanitized wipe.
2. How many reusable wipes do you need?
This depends on how often you do laundry and how many children you have. On average we use about 8 to 10 per day per child in diapers, newborns may use more than that. I think we started with a 24 pack and that worked out if we washed them every 2 days.
3. What should I soak reusable wipes in?
We love making our own solutions with natural ingredients, or just plain water works as well. The internet offers many free recipes for homemade solutions. We put some water and a couple of drops of lavender essential oil in the wipe warmer. It smells nice and lavender is naturally calming. Of course, each family is different and can find what works best for you.
4. What are reusable wipes made from?
Most reusable wipes are made from some form of cotton or bamboo. Like clothing, you can find wipes made from many different materials. These two seem to be the best for softness, quality, and safe for all skin types.
5. How do I clean waste from reusable wipes?
When first starting out with reusable baby wipes, I think everyone has the same question. What to do with the poo, right? The best solution we have found is simple, throw it in the toilet. It is helpful to have a designated bucket for immediate hot water rinsing. That water also then gets dumped in the toilet and the soiled wipes go in their own bag until washed.
6. Are reusable wipes worth it?
Absolutely! During the toilet paper shortage of 2020, I think we all looked to this solution out of necessity. They are more cost-efficient, but the benefits go far beyond that. Some disposable wipes can contain up to 80% plastic, not including the packaging. Cloth wipes help the environment by being made from eco-friendly materials as well as keeping so much more waste out of landfills. These natural materials can improve the quality of our skin and help prevent future irritations from unknown chemicals other disposable wipes may contain. In conclusion, skin is delicate, and our babies deserve the best. It might take some getting used to, but in the long run, reusable wipes are the way to go. As always, we hope this article has been helpful.