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Best Baby Wipes of 2023
June 1, 2023

Best Baby Wipes of 2023

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Best Baby Wipes of 2023

Whether you’re changing your baby in their nursery or from the backseat of your car, baby wipes are a must-have staple of the diapering days (and often beyond). These are the best wipes you’ll want to stock up on at home and stash in your bag, stroller or car when you’re out and about.

Babylist’s Top Picks for the Best Baby Wipes

Read full reviews of the best baby wipes below.

How We Chose the Best Baby Wipes

  • We analyzed results from Babylist’s Best Baby Products survey, which polled almost 3,000 Babylist users, and asked them to share the baby products they love the most and why.
  • We utilized insight from the Babylist editorial team, including Gear Editor Jen LaBracio, an expert in the baby space for over six years and a mom of two who has written hundreds of baby gear guides and personally researched and tested hundreds of baby products, including many different baby wipes.
  • We reviewed customer reviews from hundreds of real Babylist parents.

Find more information at the end of this guide:

Babylist’s Picks for Best Baby Wipes

Best All-Around Baby Wipes

These wipes are a popular choice among hospitals and we can understand why. They’re 20% thicker than other wipes, making them feel soft and cloth-like but sturdy enough to deal with the tougher messes. They’re also hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, made with only 99% purified water and a small amount of gentle cleaners that won’t irritate sensitive skin.

Best Thick Baby Wipes

Huggies wipes are popular with parents both for their effectiveness and their affordability. Their Special Delivery wipes are ultra-thick (like a washcloth) for a thorough cleanse. And the baby wipes are also free from harsh ingredients, parabens, fragrances and alcohol. We also love Huggies Natural Care Wipes for sensitive skin.

Best Water-Based Baby Wipes

The simplest ingredients—water and a touch of grapefruit seed extract to prevent mold—make these wipes gentle enough for even the most sensitive newborn skin. There’s no other disposable wipe as pure as these. Just note that since they don’t have chemical preservatives, they can develop mold more quickly. Don’t buy too many at once and don’t put them in a wipes warmer.

Best Natural Baby Wipes

Many plant-based, water-based wipes don’t always do a great job of cleaning up tough messes—but that’s not the case with Honest wipes. These wipes are free of alcohol, parabens, fragrances and chlorine processing but take care of stinky bottoms no problem. They’re gentle enough to use on your little one’s face and hands, too.

Best Gentle Baby Wipes

If your baby is prone to rashes or skin irritation, you’ll definitely want sensitive baby wipes. The wipes companion to the ultra-popular Pampers Pure Protection disposable diapers, these hypoallergenic wipes are made from premium cotton and 99% purified water. They’re soft and gentle and a good choice for parents looking for a wipe that’s gentle on baby’s delicate skin.

Best Cloth Baby Wipes

Just like you can choose cloth diapers over disposables, reusable wipes are an option too. Over time, using cloth wipes can save you money, and there’s really no alternative better for the environment than going this route. These are made from cotton fibers and just require a little bit of warm water. We recommend about two to three dozen wipes if you decide to use cloth.

Best Sustainable Baby Wipes

Like the idea of a more sustainable wipe but don’t want to commit to cloth? DYPER wipes are made from Bamboo viscose fibers that’s responsibly sourced. They’re also free of parabens, sulfates, perfumes, alcohol, chlorine and phthalates. For a more sustainable disposable diaper option, be sure to also check out the brand’s sustainable diapers.

Best Plant-Based Baby Wipes

Coterie’s wipes are made with 100% biodegradable, plant-based fibers and contain 99% water. The other 1% contains gentle skincare ingredients like glycerin and vitamin E, with sensitive skin in mind. Although they’re a bit on the pricier side, they’re soft and gentle on both delicate skin and the planet.

Best Large Baby Wipes

We like Babyganics for what it has (a moisturizing blend of sunflower, cranberry, tomato, and raspberry seed oils) as much as for what it doesn’t: alcohol, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial dyes or fragrances. They’re thick and soft and on the larger side, which we also like. Just keep in mind that they do have a mild scent to them that some parents don’t love, and that they can dry out fairly easily if you buy them in a large pack so you may want to use them with a wipes dispenser.

How to Choose a Baby Wipe

Choosing a baby wipe depends a lot on your personal preference and a little on (well, sometimes a lot) trial and error. The texture and wetness level of wipes varies a ton, and it’s hard to know what you’ll like best before testing out different brands for yourself. It’s also tough to anticipate how sensitive your little one’s skin will be to certain fragrances or formulas. We recommend buying wipes in small quantities from a few different brands at first, then stocking up once you find the ones you’ll want to stick with for the long haul.

Here are some factors to consider when choosing baby wipes:


Package sizes vary from brand to brand. The easiest way to compare prices is to determine the cost per wipe. However, you may end up using more wipes if they’re cheaper quality.


If you’re concerned about the environmental impact of using wipes, look for reusable or biodegradable wipes instead.


All wipes are nontoxic, but some are also hypoallergenic, fragrance-free or made with all-natural ingredients, which can be helpful if your little one has sensitive skin.


You can usually save money buying in bulk, but keep in mind that if you don’t go through the wipes fast enough, some may dry out. Also, you’ll want a few smaller packs to toss in your diaper bag.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do baby wipes expire?

Like many personal care items, baby wipes do expire. Expiration dates will vary among brands so be sure to check your wipes package.

Can I flush baby wipes?

No, you should not flush baby wipes down the toilet. Even if the wipes are labeled as “flushable,” to save your plumbing (and wallet), it’s best to toss them in the trash instead.

What ingredients should I avoid when looking for baby wipes?

When looking for the right baby wipes, look for ones that are free of alcohol, parabens, fragrances, chlorine processing, sulfates, phthalates and artificial dyes.

What are the best wipes for newborns?

Newborn skin is delicate, so you’ll want to go for wipes with the simplest ingredients and be sure to stay away from ingredients such as alcohol, fragrance and sulfates. You can also protect their skin by wiping gently and not using baby wipes during every change unless you’re changing a poopy diaper. If you want to wipe while changing a pee diaper, you can skip the baby wipe and just use a wet cloth and pat dry.

Should I use wipes during pee diaper changes?

For pee diaper changes, you may want to skip the wipes and just use a damp cloth. A light pat dry is enough for a pee-only change.

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