Pampers Sensitive Water-Based Baby Wipes

Last updated date: July 2, 2019

DWYM Score
9.2

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We looked at the top 1 Baby Wipes and dug through the reviews from 16 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Net Parents, Verywell Family, Mom Loves Best, Thoroughly Reviewed, Product Expert, Your Best Digs, Born Cute, Temper and Tantrum, Heavy, The Changing Tables, No Place Called Home, Fathering Magazine, Wiki EZ Vid and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Baby Wipes you should buy.

Overall Take

Pampers Sensitive Water-Based Baby Wipes, although pricey, offer an entirely fragrance-free wipe for sensitive baby skin. In our testing, we liked the unparalleled softness and moisture content of these wipes, which make them a favorite among parents. You can use fewer wipes to get the cleaning done, so the price evens out in the long run. In our analysis of 100 expert reviews, the Pampers Pampers Sensitive Water-Based Baby Wipes placed 2nd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 3, 2019:
Checkout The Best Baby Wipes for a detailed review of all the top baby wipes.

Expert Summarized Score
9.4
16 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.5
51,059 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Mild wipes with excellent level of moisture and softness. Parents say they can use fewer wipes with this brand.
- BestReviews
You only need one wipe to get the wet jobs done, and likely 2 to get the dirty jobs done. That's because you can wipe then fold and wipe again. Not many other wipes are capable of that without worrying about things soaking through the wipe and getting on your hands.
- Mommy Hood 101
These wet wipes are perfectly moist, make cleaning very easy and efficiently remove any residue from the baby’s skin. These baby wipes have Softgrip Texture that offers gentle cleansing for your baby’s sensitive skin.
- Net Parents
January 30, 2019 | Full review
Customer reviews say that the wipes work well on children with even the most sensitive skin, and that using them saves money on diaper rash cream.
- Verywell Family
May 30, 2019 | Full review
They are thick and textured enough to do the job without using too many wipes at a time.
- Mom Loves Best
January 5, 2019 | Full review
These wipes are the top choice among hospitals and we can see why: they’re 20 percent thicker than other wipes, making them feel soft like cloth but sturdy enough to deal with the toughest messes.
- Baby List
April 25, 2019 | Full review
These Pampers wipes are both perfume and alcohol free, two ingredients that are known to cause problems with a newborn baby’s skin. They have been dermatologist tested and can be used on faces and hands too. These wipes are 20% thicker than the regular Pampers wipes which help provide a good cleansing at diaper changing time.
- Thoroughly Reviewed
They are capable of undertaking a “big” job but are gentle throughout the cleaning process. Due to the fact that they feel more like clothes than wipes, they enable you to use fewer wipes per diaper change, as they are much stronger, tougher and durable, than an average baby wipe.
- Product Expert
April 10, 2019 | Full review
Testers liked their gentleness and light scent. And with a price point of $0.02 per wipe, these are an exceptionally good buy.
- Your Best Digs
March 30, 2019 | Full review
Pampers wipes utilize healthy materials that are hypoallergenic.
- Born Cute
Hypoallergenic and perfume free, these wipes can be safely used on baby’s face, hands, and diaper area. Many parents are pleased that you can get the job done without having to use a ton of wipes.
- Temper and Tantrum
April 29, 2019 | Full review
This sensitive formula is dermatologist tested, and it is perfume free and hypoallergenic. These baby wipes are made with a unique soft-grip texture that is designed to wipe more with less cleaning.
- Heavy
August 21, 2017 | Full review
These diapers are fragrance-free, they have no scent and are hypoallergenic. It has a Soft grip Texture and is moist that gives your baby a gentle feel as you wipe and does not cause skin irritations.
- The Changing Tables
February 16, 2019 | Full review
Pampers Sensitive wipes are hypoallergenic and tested by dermatologists. They are also perfume-free.
- Fathering Magazine
October 17, 2018 | Full review
They're free of perfumes and work to maintain the skin's natural pH level.
- Wiki EZ Vid
June 25, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
A few felt the packaging ripped too easily; may not work for all babies' skin.
- BestReviews
Packaging is an issue with this brand of baby wipe among many customers.
- Net Parents
January 30, 2019 | Full review
They do leave a bit of an oily residue, which is likely one of the moisturizers they include. Some parents have complained about little strands sticking to their baby’s skin.
- Mom Loves Best
January 5, 2019 | Full review
These wipes seem a bit smaller in size than other brands.
- Baby List
April 25, 2019 | Full review
They’re not quite “natural” wipes, with several synthetic chemicals in their formulation.
- Your Best Digs
March 30, 2019 | Full review
It has smell.
- Born Cute
The package states alcohol free. However, Benzyl alcohol is listed in the ingredients.
- Temper and Tantrum
April 29, 2019 | Full review
Although these baby wipes are marketed as “sensitive,” they do contain phenoxyethanol & benzyl alcohol, preservatives which can irritate sensitive skin, especially if you use them on the face.
- Heavy
August 21, 2017 | Full review
Slippery. Some moms said that the wipes are slippery and hard to handle. Multiple Ingredients. Some moms prefer a wipe with fewer ingredients.
- Fathering Magazine
October 17, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Gentle cleaning for your baby’s sensitive skin. Changing your baby can be one of the most loving moments of the day. The #1 choice of hospitals* and the #1 sensitive wipe,** Pampers Sensitive baby wipes are clinically proven mild, dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, and perfume-free. Their unique Softgrip Texture offers gentle cleaning for your baby’s sensitive skin. Plus Pampers Sensitive wipes are 20% thicker versus regular Pampers wipes. During changing time, give your baby our best gentle clean: Pampers Sensitive wipes. Makes up more than 97% of the base in the water-based cleansing formula. Used to improve the wipe's texture and provide wetness that enables gentle cleaning.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 14
2. Pampers Sensitive Water-Based Baby Wipes
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 16
3. Pampers Aqua Pure Sensitive Baby Wipes
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 9
4. Amazon Elements Baby Wipes
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 9
5. Parent’s Choice Fragrance Free Baby Wipes
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Seventh Generation Baby Wipes
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 14
7. WaterWipes Sensitive Baby Wipes
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 19

An Overview On Baby Wipes

As a new mom, one of the toughest things to know is the quality of wipes before you buy them. The worst is when you are pinching pennies and grab a generic brand of wipes that just don’t work well or worse, leave a chemical burn on your baby. You can find tried and true reviews from fellow moms to help you decide which wipes work best and are safest for baby.

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There are several different types of baby wipes. Baby product companies have had to change their ingredients in the last couple of decades because of new research regarding potentially harmful chemicals. Since the research surfaced, companies have been striving to make nearly all-water wipes with very little other ingredients. That is why you will find many varying types. You’ll find sensitive wipes, fragrance-free wipes, scented wipes and free and clear wipes. Some brands offer several different kinds to choose from so if you find a brand you like, you can give each type a try.

A few things you’ll want to look for in a wipe include thickness, textures and scent. In addition, price is a huge factor for most parents since diapers and wipes can really push a budget. You’ll find a wide range of prices when you shop baby wipes. But don’t be lured into the lowest price wipe, as they are often extremely thin with potent fragrances and not so great for baby’s skin. Taking those things into consideration, here are a few excellent choices recommended by parents:

Thickness is a must-have so you don’t find yourself in the middle of a diaper change, needing to frantically wash your hands. The Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes offer excellent thickness and will keep your hands clean from any diaper messes. They are also hypoallergenic for sensitive skin. Often you can find these wipes in varying sizes at different price points, so your budget doesn’t have to suffer for a quality wipe.

For a sensitive, fragrance-free option, fellow parents choose Pampers Sensitive Water-Based Baby Wipes. These wipes are soft but thinner than their competitor, Huggies Natural Care. They tend to be moister than most wipes as well.

Sometimes you’ll need baby wipes for more than just diaper changes, and in those cases, you’ll want something that is extremely mild, especially for faces and hands. The Pampers Aqua Pure Sensitive Baby Wipes are just the thing to keep in your travel bag. These wipes are super gentle and soft with no added fragrances.

When the budget trumps all, parents turn to Amazon Elements Baby Wipes for a trusted clean. These wipes are durable and textured for tackling the messiest of diaper duties. Unscented and gentle cleansing wipes, packaged in six flip-top packs, make diaper time convenient and affordable.

As time goes by, you’ll learn which baby wipe works best for you and your baby. These suggestions are rigorously reviewed and tested for allergens and chemicals to avoid any rashes or burns on baby while still cleaning baby thoroughly. Find your favorite and be sure to stay stocked. Baby wipes are one thing you do NOT want to run out of!

DYWM Fun Fact

  • Baby wipes were marketed and sold by multiple companies beginning in the ’90s.
  • Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble were the first producers of baby wipes in the 1970s.
  • The Wet-Nap (little packaged wipes you get at restaurants occasionally) was introduced in the 1950s, but had such a high alcohol content that they couldn’t be used on babies.
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The Baby Wipes Buying Guide

  • When deciding what baby wipes to use, search the internet for free sample sites. There are quite a few websites that will send you free trial size packs of wipes to promote their products.
  • Once you’ve put your finger on the wipe you like, you can always find coupons to help keep your costs down. The company’s website is a great place to look for coupons for their products.
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  • Buying in bulk will help save some money in the long run.
  • Subscribing to products you like on Amazon can help lower the cost of your baby wipes order as well.
  • You will want to buy a wipe that has very little or no phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate and Cocamidopropyl betaine if your baby has sensitive skin. These are types of preservatives and fragrances that cause skin irritations.
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